Buffalo vs Ohio Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Convocation Center Ohio in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio -1.5
The Buffalo Bulls travel to Convocation Center Ohio to play the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio as 1.5 point favorites.
Buffalo heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-9. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 79.0 points per contest while giving up 74.9 per game. Ohio has an overall record of 13-14. They are averaging 70.8 points per game and surrendering 68.5, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-13-1 against the over/under
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 13-12-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/23/20 F Tra'Von Fagan Knee is out indefinitely
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
02/23/20 G Lunden McDay Ankle is questionable
02/22/20 G Jordan Dartis Leg left last game, is questionable
01/09/20 F Marvin Price Personal is out for season
Jayvon Graves comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 68%. Jeenathan Williams averages 11.8 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jason Preston averages 16.2 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Ben Vander Plas averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo averages 79.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 182nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 228th in the nation. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 71st with 14.3 per game. The Bulls allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 302nd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 212th and 66th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 291st and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 209th place in Division 1. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 288th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio is 191st in the country with 70.8 points per game this year. They are 134th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 102nd in the nation. They are 174th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 68th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Bobcats are 196th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Bobcats surrender 68.5 points per contest, which ranks them 155th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 150th and 234th in those defensive statistics. They rank 63rd with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 130th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bobcats are 167th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Bulls are 114th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.5. In terms of pace they are 15th in the country with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 185th. As a team they are 237th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 159th in Division 1. Buffalo is 225th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio is 178th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 102.6, which is ranked 155th. They are 201st in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 91st. As a unit they are 136th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 66th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio -1.5
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