Ohio Bobcats at Buffalo Bulls ATS Prediction 01/14/20

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The Ohio Bobcats (9-7, 1-2 MAC) will be at Alumni Arena to square off with the Buffalo Bulls (10-6, 1-2 MAC) in a MAC matchup. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Ohio Bobcats vs. Buffalo Bulls ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Bulls were victorious over the Miami (OH) RedHawks, 83-78, while the Bobcats lost to the Bowling Green Falcons, 83-74.

Buffalo played a nearly flawless contest. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.8 (below their season average of 36.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.531 (above their season average of 0.506). For those same stats, Miami (OH) recorded marks of 23.8 and 0.477, respectively. Ohio, meanwhile, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (12-16; 75.0 percent). Davonta Jordan played well for Buffalo with 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Ohio received a boost from Ben Vander Plas, who put up 25 points and eight rebounds.

The Bulls dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the most recent matchup, Buffalo won 82-79. Converting at the free throw line was one of Buffalo’s largest advantages. They were 17-21 (81.0 percent), while the Bobcats were 10-14 (71.4 percent). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

The Bobcats’ Vander Plas has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 14 points,8.8 rebounds,3.2 assists,1.2 blocks per game. Meanwhile, Jayvon Graves has averaged 17 points,3.6 assists,2.6 steals during that same time frame for the Bulls.

It will be a showdown of conflicting paces as the up-and-down Bulls (ranked 27th in the NCAA in possessions per game) will look to push the more grind-it-out Bobcats (284th in possessions per game). Also, the Bobcats rank 55th in effective field goal percentage (0.534), whereas the porous defense of the Bulls ranks 254th with an effective field goal percentage allowed of 0.505.

Ohio Bobcats vs. Buffalo Bulls Betting Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Ohio ranks 65th in rebounds allowed per game (33.0) while Buffalo ranks 236th (38.2).
  • The Bulls rank 28th in steals per game (8.8) while the Bobcats rank 122nd (6.7).
  • Buffalo ranks 41st in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while Ohio ranks 131st in three pointers allowed per game (21.6).
  • The Bobcats average 15.3 assists per game, which ranks 49th in the nation. The Bulls rank 200th in assists allowed per game (14.6).
  • Ohio ranks 13th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while Buffalo ranks 136th (4.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bulls have scored an average of 79.8 points per game (0.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 78.0 points per game (1.1 above their season average).
  • The Bobcats have been outscored by an average of 3.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Ohio has defeated opponents by an average of 3.2 points.