Western Michigan vs Buffalo Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Alumni Arena in Amherst, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -10
The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 10 point favorites.
Western Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 9-9. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 72.9 per contest. Buffalo has an overall mark of 12-6. They are averaging 79.8 points per contest and giving up 76.1, which is a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-7-1 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-6-1 against the over/under
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/18/20 F Laquill Hardnett Illness is questionable
01/18/20 F Tra'Von Fagan Knee is questionable
Brandon Johnson averages 15.1 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Michael Flowers comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Davonta Jordan averages 12.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 51%. Jayvon Graves averages 16.6 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 267th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 219th and 164th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 302nd, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 163rd place in the NCAA. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 77th in the nation. Western Michigan averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 160th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 260th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 277th in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 228th and 289th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 311th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 76.1 points per contest, which ranks them 315th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 263rd and 203rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 275th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 310th with 38.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 270th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Buffalo is 22nd in the country with 79.8 points per game this year. They are 145th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 154th in the nation. They are 6th in the country in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Bulls are 116th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Broncos are 174th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.5. In terms of pace they are 194th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 254th. As a team they are 209th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 142nd in Division 1. Western Michigan is 311th 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 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 105.1, which is ranked 105th. They are 12th in D-1 in pace with 75.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 130th. As a unit they are 189th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 145th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo -10
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