Buffalo vs Central Michigan Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Central Michigan -2
The Buffalo Bulls head to McGuirk Arena to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 2 point favorites.
Buffalo comes into this game with an overall record of 11-6. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 79.4 points per game while giving up 76.6 per contest. Central Michigan has an overall mark of 10-7. They are averaging 83.8 points per contest and giving up 75.9, which is a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 7-9-0 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-5-1 against the over/under this year
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 7-7-0 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 8-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/15/20 F Laquill Hardnett Illness is questionable
01/15/20 F Tra'Von Fagan Knee is questionable
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
01/15/20 G Kevin McKay Ankle is questionable
Jayvon Graves comes into this game averaging 16.7 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Davonta Jordan averages 12.8 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Dallas Morgan scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. David DiLeo averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo averages 79.4 points per contest, which is 26th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 145th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 175th in the nation. They average 41.3 boards per contest and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 124th with 14.1 per game. The Bulls allow 76.6 points per contest, which is 320th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 281st and 224th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd, and they allow 14.4 assists per game which puts them in 287th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 261st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 3rd in the nation with 83.8 points per contest this season. They are 118th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 136th in the NCAA. They are 96th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 214th in assists per game with 12.8. The Chippewas are 270th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Chippewas give up 75.9 points per game, which ranks them 313th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 296th and 332nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 308th with 15.1 dimes allowed per game and 230th with 36.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Chippewas are 316th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 103rd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they are 19th in the country with 75.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 138th. As a team they are 198th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 136th in Division 1. Buffalo is 250th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 332nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 30th in the country in offensive rating with 109.6. In terms of pace they are 10th in Division 1 with 76.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 112th. As a team they are 88th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 164th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo +2
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