Miami vs Buffalo Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 3/3/2020
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Alumni Arena in Amherst, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -9.5
The Miami RedHawks travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 9.5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 12-17. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 70.7 points per game while giving up 70.8 per contest. Buffalo has an overall record of 18-11. They are averaging 78.4 points per game and surrendering 75.4, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 11-16-0 against the spread
The Miami RedHawks are 10-17-0 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 12-15-0 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 12-14-1 against the over/under
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/23/20 F Tra'Von Fagan Knee is out indefinitely
Nike Sibande comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Dalonte Brown averages 10.4 points per game in 23.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jayvon Graves averages 16.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Jeenathan Williams averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 70.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 196th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 251st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 121st in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 163rd and 258th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 11.6 per game. The RedHawks allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 214th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 231st and 296th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 279th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 74th place in Division 1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo is 21st in the country with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 214th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 234th in the nation. They are 1st in the NCAA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 31st in assists per contest with 15.1. The Bulls are 103rd in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Bulls surrender 75.4 points per contest, which ranks them 308th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 227th and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 207th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 308th with 37.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 284th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game.
The RedHawks have an offensive rating of 101.8, which is ranked 170th. They are 170th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 199th. As a unit they are 232nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 92nd in D-1. Miami is 306th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 248th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 103.8, which is ranked 130th. They are 13th in D-1 in pace with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 212th. As a unit they are 256th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 153rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo -9.5
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