Eastern Michigan at Buffalo NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/18/2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles head to Alumni Arena to take on the Buffalo Bulls on Friday, January 18, 2019. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 16 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-9. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 70.0 per game. Buffalo has an overall record of 16-1. They are averaging 85.6 points per game and surrendering 69.9, good for a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 4-9-0 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 7-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-4-1 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Minnie comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Paul Jackson averages 13.3 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 1.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
C.J. Massinburg scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jeremy Harris averages 15.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan averages 70.8 points per contest, which is 256th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 155th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 333rd in the nation. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 63rd and 229th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 71st with 14.8 per game. The Eagles allow 70.0 points per contest, which is 142nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 191st and 220th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 149th, and they allow 17.6 assists per game which puts them in 347th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo is 11th in the nation with 85.6 points per contest this season. They are 105th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 161st in the NCAA. They are 25th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 17.5. The Bulls are 323rd in turnovers per contest with 11.1. The Bulls give up 69.9 points per game, which ranks them 141st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 81st and 104th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 10.4 dimes allowed per game and 292nd with 37.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 316th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest this year.
The Eagles are 200th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3. In terms of pace they are 296th in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 215th. As a team they are 274th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 290th in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 75th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 344th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 115.4, which is ranked 17th. They are 53rd in D-1 in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 81st. As a unit they are 103rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 87th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan +16
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