Toledo at Buffalo College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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The Toledo Rockets travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 9 point favorites.
Toledo heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 15.3 as they are averaging 81.5 points per contest while giving up 66.2 per game. Buffalo has an overall record of 13-1. They are averaging 83.5 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 9-3-1 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jaelan Sanford comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Nate Navigato averages 12.8 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
C.J. Massinburg averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Jeremy Harris averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toledo averages 81.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 43rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 15.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 131st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 40th in the nation. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 275th with 12.1 per game. The Rockets allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 70th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 145th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 52nd place in Division 1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo is 25th in the country with 83.5 points per game this year. They are 113th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 186th in the nation. They are 41st in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Bulls are 297th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Bulls surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 121st in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 9.9 assists allowed per contest and 280th with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 302nd in country in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game.
The Rockets are 32nd in the nation in offensive rating with 113.9. In terms of pace they are 159th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 81st. As a team they are 60th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 92nd in Division 1. Toledo is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 113.4, which is ranked 36th. They are 80th in D-1 in pace with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 96th. As a unit they are 120th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 83rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Toledo/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo -9
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