Buffalo Bulls at Ohio Bobcats Betting Prediction 02/25/20

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The Buffalo Bulls (18-9, 9-5 MAC) will be at the Convocation Center to go head-to-head with the Ohio Bobcats (13-14, 5-9 MAC) in a MAC matchup. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Buffalo Bulls at Ohio Bobcats ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Bobcats lost a tough one against the Bowling Green Falcons, 62-61, while the Bulls were victorious over the Kent State Golden Flashes, 104-98.

Buffalo played a perfect game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5 (above their season average of 36.1) and a free throw rate of 0.257 (above their season average of 0.174). For those same stats, Kent State had marks of 32.5 and 0.213, respectively. Ohio, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 7.2 (better than their season average of 17.0). Jason Preston led the way for Ohio, finishing with 18 points and seven rebounds. Buffalo, meanwhile, received a boost from Jayvon Graves, who recorded 33 points.

In their first matchup this season, Jeenathan Williams led the Bulls to a 76-73 win. He produced 26 points and seven rebounds. Buffalo’s 0.177 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Ohio, who had a mark of 0.136.

It will be a matchup of contrasting styles as the up-and-down Bulls will look to push the slower-paced Bobcats. The Bulls currently rank 19th in possessions per game while the Bobcats are 227th.

Buffalo at Ohio Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Ohio, ATS Winner – Ohio, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Buffalo ranks 35th in blocks per game (4.5) while Ohio ranks 197th (2.4).
  • The Bobcats rank 57th in assists per game (14.5) while the Bulls rank 155th in assists allowed per game (12.9).
  • Buffalo averages 8.2 steals per game, which ranks 28th in the NCAA. Ohio ranks 112th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
  • The Bulls rank first in rebounds per game (42.8) while the Bobcats rank 153rd (35.4).
  • Buffalo averages 25.6 three pointers per game, which ranks 47th in the NCAA. Ohio ranks 178th in three pointers allowed per game (22.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bobcats have scored an average of 72.0 points per game (1.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.0 points per game (3.5 below their season average).
  • The Bulls’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.2, up from 4.1 for the season.