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Buffalo Bulls vs Western Michigan Broncos Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Western Michigan BroncosBuffalo Bulls
11-7January 29, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Arena10-6



The Buffalo Bulls will try to cover the spread at Alumni Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Western Michigan Broncos in NCAA basketball action.

The Bulls sit at 10-6 (8-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Broncos are currently 11-7 (7-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 7-5 OU, and Western Michigan is 7-7 OU.

View Western Michigan Broncos vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

Buffalo opened as -6.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulls rated this week at No. 100 and the Broncos sitting at No. 235.

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Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 62-53 winner as they battled Ball State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite. Western Michigan got 21 points and 15 rebounds from Shayne Whittington en route to a 62-53 victory over Ball State on Sunday at University Arena.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 75-67 result against Northern Illinois on January 25. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. Buffalo got 20 points from Javon McCrea en route to a 75-67 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 154-ranked offense, averaging 71.44 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 50 at 65.67 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 42.95% so far, less than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.44% per game.

A few Broncos at Bulls trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Western Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Western Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Western Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Buffalo is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Buffalo is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Western Michigan


Next up:
Western Michigan home to Central Michigan, Saturday, February 1st
Buffalo at Bowling Green, Sunday, February 2nd

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