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Feb 11, 6:00 PM | Alumni Arena

Western Michigan Broncos vs Buffalo Bulls Odds

10-14TEAM RECORD15-6

Alumni Arena will host Bulls vs. Broncos action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Bulls currently sports a 15-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-10 ATS. The Broncos are 10-14 and 10-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls produce a 10-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Broncos have gone 11-10 against the number.

View Western Michigan vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bulls installed as 9.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 116-rated Western Michigan taking on the No. 23-rated Bulls in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-66 win for the Bulls on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 75-ranked offense, averaging 73.1 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 273 at 71.2 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 330-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.6 points per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 62 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Michigan lost its last outing, a 69-66 result against Akron on February 8. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Western Michigan suffered a 69-66 loss against Akron on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Mike Douglas in a losing effort at University Arena.

Buffalo was a 66-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Buffalo earned a 66-62 victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Javon McCrea at McGuirk Arena.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Northern Illinois are 6-4
After playing Akron are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kent State are 9-1
After playing Central Michigan are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Broncos at Bulls trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 7 games on the road
Western Michigan is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Western Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Buffalo's last 10 games

Next up:
Western Michigan at Northern Illinois, Wednesday, February 15
Buffalo at Kent State, Tuesday, February 14

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