Army vs Buffalo NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 12/14/2019
Game: Army Black Knights vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Alumni Arena in Amherst, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -5.5
The Army Black Knights head to Alumni Arena to take on the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 5.5 point favorites.
Army heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-5. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 68.7 points per contest while giving up 71.7 per game. Buffalo has an overall record of 6-3. They are averaging 79.7 points per game and surrendering 75.3, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 3-5-0 against the spread this season
The Army Black Knights are 4-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 3-5-0 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 5-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Thomas Funk comes into this game averaging 14.2 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 60%. Matthew Wilson averages 13.4 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 46%.
Jayvon Graves scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Davonta Jordan averages 13.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
Army averages 68.7 points per contest, which is 250th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -3.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 120th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 214th in the nation. They average 35.1 boards per contest and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 229th and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 170th with 13.8 per game. The Black Knights allow 71.7 points per contest, which is 245th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 189th and 251st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 269th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 190th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo is 49th in the nation with 79.7 points per contest this season. They are 242nd in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 144th in the NCAA. They are 19th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 36th in assists per game with 16.2. The Bulls are 209th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Bulls give up 75.3 points per game, which ranks them 301st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 266th and 142nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 273rd with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 336th with 40.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 299th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per contest this year.
The Black Knights have an offensive rating of 94.8, which is ranked 284th. They are 133rd in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 105th. As a unit they are 182nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 73rd in D-1. Army is 120th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 304th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104.5, which is ranked 127th. They are 21st in D-1 in pace with 76.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 203rd. As a unit they are 249th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 96th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Army/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Army +5.5
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