Buffalo Bulls face Ohio Bobcats: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Jan 9, 7:00 PM | Ohio University Convocation Center

Buffalo Bulls vs Ohio Bobcats Odds

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The Ohio Bobcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Buffalo Bulls at Ohio University Convocation Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.

The Bobcats bring a 9-5 record (6-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-9 Bulls, who are 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Ohio go 2-3-1 so far and the Bulls go 3-4-1.

View Buffalo vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Bobcats in this one found them listed as 14.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bulls was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 185 and the Bulls at No. 126 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-66 result in favor of the Bobcats.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio has the nation's No. 58-rated offensive output, at 74.5 PPG. The visiting Bulls defense ranks No. 147 allowing on average 64.8 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 48.5% so far, more than the Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 137-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.1 points per game. Ohio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 63-57 loser as they battled Tulsa on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Javon McCrea scored 22 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 63-57 against Tulsa in college basketball action at Reynolds Center.

In their last action, Ohio was a 94-57 winner at home against Marshall. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites. The Bobcats blew out Marshall on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 94-57 win at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 4-6
After playing Tulsa are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Western Michigan are 6-4
After playing Marshall are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Bulls at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 9 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Ohio is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
Ohio is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Ohio is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Buffalo home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, January 12
Ohio at Western Michigan, Saturday, January 12

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