Buffalo Bulls vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Convocation Center (OH) in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo (+2)
The Ohio Bobcats (13-6) host the Buffalo Bulls (11-7) at Convocation Center (OH) on Saturday. Ohio opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 158.5.
Buffalo will play this contest with a mark of 11-7 for the year. They currently have an average of 82.8 points per outing (10th in D-1) while going 46.3% from the field. The Bulls are connecting on 32.2% on three-point shots (126 of 391) and 67.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Buffalo is snagging 44.0 boards per game and has accumulated 290 dimes this year, which ranks 121st in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Bulls are able to force 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They rank 126th in college basketball in allowing assists with 230 relinquished for the year. The Bulls are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.7% (469 of 1,126) and they relinquish 35.5 boards per game as a team. They are giving up 29.0% on three-point shots and they rank 251st in college basketball in points per game allowed (73.1).
The Buffalo Bulls took the court against the Central Michigan Chippewas and notched a win by a score of 85-73 in their last game. Buffalo finished the contest having earned a 47.8% field goal percentage (32 out of 67) and buried 5 out of their 22 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Bulls made 16 of 22 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 37 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 assists for the matchup as well as creating 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Pertaining to defending, Buffalo allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 29 of 58 shooting. Central Michigan distributed 17 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. Moreover, Central Michigan grabbed 25 rebounds (4 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Central Michigan ended up shooting 72.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 11 shots. They also made 7 out of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Laquill Hardnett is a guy who was a major contributor for this game. He accumulated 20 points on 6 out of 6 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and pulled down 10 rebounds. Hardnett shot 100.0% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Bulls was Jeenathan Williams. He grabbed 4 rebounds in his 34 min played on the night. He finished the game at 57.1% from the field in this game by connecting on 8-of-14 (17 points). When this game wrapped up, Williams had 3 assists.
Ohio has a mark of 13-6 on the year. As an offensive team, the Bobcats are hitting on 49.1% from the field, which ranks 29th in the nation. Ohio has accounted for 1,538 points for the season (80.9 per contest) and they grab 34.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.3 times per game (6th in the country) and they are giving up possession 11.8 times per game. The Bobcats are responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 69.5% from the free throw line. The Bobcats defensively are ranked 248th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 73.0. They are forcing 14.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the floor (235th in college basketball). The Ohio defense allows 35.1% on 3-point attempts (156 of 445) and their opponents are making 76.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 14.3 dimes and 33.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks 271st and 102nd in the nation.
For their last game, the Ohio Bobcats went home victorious with a score of 86-67 against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Bobcats pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for this game. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Eagles earned 9 personal fouls for this contest which got the Bobcats to the charity stripe for a total of 10 tries. They were able to knock down 6 of the free throws for a percentage of 60.0%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Ohio knocked down 12 of 27 attempts (44.4%). In all, the Bobcats walked away from this one shooting 34 for 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.7%. The Bobcats allowed the Eagles to knock down 24 out of their 55 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.6% in this game. They finished 38.1% from beyond the arc by going 8 of 21 and ended up shooting 11 of 14 from the free throw line (78.6%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Ohio permitted Eastern Michigan to snag 20 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Ben Roderick pitched in for the Bobcats in this contest. He made 7 out of 14 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds. Roderick scored 17 points in his 27 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes for the contest. Someone else who came through for Ohio was Lunden McDay. He ended up walking away with 2 dimes in 24 minutes on the court, and he knocked down 5 of 10 from the floor. McDay wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor and also contributing 14 points and 4 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Ohio (-2) and over 158.5 points
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