The Delaware Fightin Blue Hens (4-4) will be at home in Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena when they take on the Buffalo Bulls (3-1). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 150 points with Buffalo set as a 3-point favorite. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Buffalo Bulls vs. Delaware Fightin Blue Hens Betting Preview
The Bulls lost to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in their last outing, 73-62. Buffalos CJ Massinburg contributed 21 points and eight rebounds in the game. St. Bonaventure had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 32.2). Buffalo, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.304 (above their season average of 0.208).
In the Fightin Blue Hens last matchup, they were beaten by the Navy Midshipmen, 82-76. Ryan Daly led Delaware in scoring with 23 points on 8-for-19 shooting. Navy did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (26-35; 74.3 percent). Delaware, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (14.6 vs. 17.7).
Conflicting paces will be on display in this showdown. Buffalo ranks 59th in possessions per game (72.9) while Delaware is 315th (66.2) since last season.
The Bulls have had records of 20-16 straight up (SU) and 20-14-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Buffalo games since last season with 18 overs compared to 16 unders.
On the other hand, the Fightin Blue Hens, are 17-24 SU and 17-15-2 ATS since last season. Just over half of Delawares games have finished over the projected point total over that same stretch.
Buffalo Bulls vs. Delaware Fightin Blue Hens ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Buffalo, ATS Winner – Buffalo, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bulls average 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 79th in the nation. The Fightin Blue Hens rank 147th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
- Buffalo ranks 17th in rebounds per game (40.3) while Delaware ranks 192nd (35.3).
- The Bulls rank 91st in three pointers attempted per game (23.1) while the Fightin Blue Hens rank 250th (18.9).
- Buffalo ranks 97th in assists per game (14.6) while Delaware ranks 254th (11.9).