Buffalo Bulls vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 11/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo (+18.5)
Crisler Center is the location where the Michigan Wolverines (23-5 last season) will take on the Buffalo Bulls (16-9 last year) on Wednesday. Buffalo is 18.5-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 152.5.
The Buffalo Bulls took the court against the Colorado State Rams and went home with a loss by a final score of 75-73 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Bulls ended up finishing with 11 while the Rams recorded 11 personal fouls. They made 7 of 20 tries from distance. Colorado State finished the game at 100.0% from the charity stripe by burying 6 of their 6 shots. Moreover, Colorado State pulled down 35 rebounds (11 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Colorado State totaled 17 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. In reference to defending, Buffalo allowed their opponent to shoot 44.3% from the floor on 31 of 70 shooting. They also doled out 12 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to getting rebounds, they compiled 39 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Bulls buried 6 of their 10 tries for a rate of 60.0%. Buffalo ended the contest with a 47.6% field goal percentage (30 of 63) and made 7 out of their 21 3-point shots.
Jeenathan Williams is a guy who was a major contributor for this game. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. He was on the court for 31 mins and pulled down 6 boards. He accumulated 21 points on 9 out of 18 shooting.
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Buffalo will enter this game after finishing with a win-loss record of 16-9 last season. They lost possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per contest and as a group committed 17.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a basketball team, Buffalo collected 43.8 boards per game and totaled 397 assists last year, which had them ranked 55th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Bulls connected on 33.8% on shots from distance (175 of 518) and 67.1% from the free throw line. They averaged 81.4 points per outing (12th in the country) while shooting 46.1% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Bulls were able to force 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 17.0 fouls. They gave up 28.7% on 3-point shots while they were 250th in the country in PPG allowed (72.9). The Bulls defense allowed a shooting percentage of 41.4% (663 of 1,600) and they conceded 35.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They were 209th in college basketball in allowing assists 326 conceded throughout last season.
The last time they took the court, the Michigan Wolverines took a defeat with a final score of 51-49 when they played the UCLA Bruins. With respect to how they rebounded, Michigan allowed UCLA to grab 27 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They went 23.1% from distance by going 3 out of 13 and walked away from this one shooting 6 of 7 from the charity stripe (85.7%). The Wolverines allowed the Bruins to knock down 21 out of 54 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 38.9% in this matchup. When all was said and done, the Wolverines finished the game shooting 20 out of 51 from the floor which had them sitting at 39.2%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Michigan buried 3 out of 11 tries (27.3%). They were able to convert 6 of the free throws for a percentage of 54.5%. The Bruins had 14 personal fouls for this game which took the Wolverines to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They also gave up possession 14 times, while recording 5 steals in the matchup. The Wolverines were able to corral 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in this contest.
Chaundee Brown ended up having an impact for the Wolverines for the matchup. He converted 3 out of 5 in this contest for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and earned 9 rebounds. He totaled 8 points in his 28 mins on the court and had 2 assists in the game.
Michigan had a record of 23-5 last year. The Wolverines committed 14.7 personal fouls per contest while shooting 76.9% from the charity stripe. They earned an assist 15.8 times per game (36th in college basketball) and they turned the ball over 11.3 times per contest. Michigan earned 2,123 points last season (75.8 per game) and they collected 37.5 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Wolverines shot 48.2% from the floor, which had them ranked 31st in the nation.
The Michigan defense gave up 32.2% on 3-pointers (174 of 541) and opponents converted on 76.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquished 10.0 assists and 31.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranked them 15th and 26th in those categories on the defensive end. The Wolverines on the defensive side of the court were 47th in college basketball in PPG given up with 65.1. They forced 10.0 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 39.3% from the floor (14th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Michigan (-18.5)
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