Buffalo Bulls visit Western Michigan Broncos in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Buffalo Bulls vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on University Arena Saturday as host Western Michigan looks to handle the Buffalo Bulls in NCAA hoops action.
Western Michigan will face the 8-13 Bulls, who own a 7-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Broncos are 5-5-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 8-6-1 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Broncos as 6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos sit at No. 61 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls sit at No. 178 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 70-64.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Western Michigan's No. 196-ranked scoring average of 66.8 PPG, against a Bulls defense rated No. 190 and allowing 66.7 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 42.8% to date this season, less than the Bulls shooters have managed so far (43.7% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Buffalo owns the country's No. 166-rated mark, allowing 69.3 points per game on the highway. Western Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 162 in scoring at home.
Buffalo won its last outing, a 91-73 result against Central Michigan on January 30. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Cameron Downing scored 21 points leading the Bulls to a 91-73 victory over Central Michigan at Alumni Arena on Wednesday.
Western Michigan was a 72-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Western Michigan got 13 points from Shayne Whittington en route to a 72-68 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday at Millett Hall.
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 9-1
After playing Central Michigan are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Kent State are 5-5
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Bulls at Broncos trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Western Michigan is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 7 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Buffalo at Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, February 6
Western Michigan home to Kent State, Wednesday, February 6