Buffalo Bulls vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Miami RedHawks
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Millett Hall in Oxford, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo (-2)
The Miami RedHawks (3-1) host the Buffalo Bulls (2-2) at Millett Hall on Tuesday. Miami opens this contest as 2-point underdogs. The total has been set at 143.5.
Buffalo enters this game with a win-loss record of 2-2 on the year. They cough up possession 13.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 21.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Buffalo is collecting 42.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 55 dimes this year, which has them ranked 204th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are connecting on 27.4% on shots from distance (20 of 73) and 63.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.8 points per game (120th in D-1) while connecting on 46.3% from the floor. Defensively, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. The Bulls defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.9% (99 of 242) and they relinquish 35.5 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 91st in D-1 in allowing assists with 43 conceded for the year. They give up 26.4% on shots from downtown and they rank 220th in college basketball in PPG allowed (73.3).
The Buffalo Bulls played the Mercyhurst University Lakers and went home with a win by a final score of 81-64 in their last contest. Buffalo wrapped up the contest having earned a 51.6% field goal percentage (33 out of 64) and knocked down 6 of their 20 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Bulls made 9 of 11 shots for a percentage of 81.8%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 40 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 24 assists for the matchup while earning 9 steals and 2 rejections. With respect to defending, Buffalo allowed the other team to go 51.6% from the floor on 33 out of 64. Mercyhurst distributed 8 dimes and 10 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Lakers snagged 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Mercyhurst finished the game at 84.6% at the charity stripe by making 11 of 13 shots. They converted 7 of their 23 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Ronaldo Segu is a guy who saw a lot of court time in this game. He ended up scoring 12 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He played 34 minutes played and also collected 2 rebounds. Segu shot 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 5 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of minutes in the matchup for the Bulls was Jayvon Graves. He snagged 11 boards and also earned 9 dimes. He shot 45.5% from the field in the matchup by going 5-of-11 (13 points). Overall, Graves saw the court for 33 min.
Miami has a mark of 3-1 this year. The RedHawks commit 16.8 fouls per game while shooting 75.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 10.0 times per contest (296th in the country) and they turn it over 9.3 times per contest. Miami has scored 274 pts on the campaign (68.5 per contest) and they pull in 37.5 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the RedHawks are hitting on 40.2% from the floor, which ranks 297th in college basketball. The RedHawks on the defensive side of the court are 81st in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 64.8. The Miami defense surrenders 31.9% on shots from 3-point land (30 of 94) and their opponents are connecting on 62.0% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 13.5 assists and 37.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 195th and 214th in college hoops. They are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (168th in the country).
For their last game, the Miami RedHawks went home victorious with a score of 79-64 against the Mount St. Joseph Lions. The RedHawks were able to pull down 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 30 in this game. They also turned away 2 shots while recording 2 steals in this contest. The Lions committed 13 personal fouls in this contest which got the RedHawks to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a clip of 78.6%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Miami converted 12 out of 30 tries (40.0%). Overall, the RedHawks shot 28 for 58 from the floor which had them shooting 48.3%. The RedHawks allowed the Lions to convert 25 out of their 49 tries from the field which left them shooting 51.0% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 45.0% from beyond the arc by going 9 of 20 and ended up going 5 out of 7 at the free throw line (71.4%). With respect to team rebounding, Miami permitted Mount St. Joseph to collect 22 overall (2 on the offensive glass).
Mekhi Lairy played a lot for the RedHawks for the contest. He converted 8 of 13 for the game giving him a rate of 61.5%, which had him sitting at 21 points. Lairy grabbed 2 boards in his 29 minutes and had 2 assists in the matchup. Someone else who saw a lot of minutes for Miami was Dae Dae Grant. He notched 11 points in 29 minutes played by going 5 of 9 shooting in this game. Grant ended the game having shot 55.6% from the floor as well as totaling 4 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Buffalo (-2)
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