Buffalo at Eastern Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
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The Buffalo Bulls head to Convocation Center to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Friday, January 4, 2019. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 10 point favorites.
Buffalo heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.4 as they are averaging 84.2 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Eastern Michigan has an overall mark of 6-7. They are averaging 70.6 points per contest and giving up 70.9, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 8-3-1 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 6-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 1-8-0 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
C.J. Massinburg comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Jeremy Harris averages 14.1 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Paul Jackson scores 12.8 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 1.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Elijah Minnie averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo averages 84.2 points per contest, which is 22nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 127th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 177th in the nation. They average 40.2 boards per contest and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 40th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 307th with 11.6 per game. The Bulls allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 143rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 93rd and 113th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd, and they allow 10.0 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan is 267th in the nation with 70.6 points per contest this season. They are 189th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 26% from beyond the arc, which is good for 346th in the NCAA. They are 78th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 227th in assists per game with 13.1. The Eagles are 123rd in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Eagles give up 70.9 points per game, which ranks them 176th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 205th and 255th in those defensive statistics. They rank 346th with 18.0 dimes allowed per game and 176th with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 222nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 39th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.6. In terms of pace they are 71st in the country with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 107th. As a team they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 81st in Division 1. Buffalo is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Eastern Michigan is 132nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 101.8, which is ranked 227th. They are 238th in D-1 in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 257th. As a unit they are 292nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 280th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo -10
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