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College Basketball Matchup - Buffalo Bulls Central Michigan Chippewas Odds Preview

Central Michigan ChippewasBuffalo Bulls
Jan 30, 7:00 PM | Alumni Arena

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Buffalo Bulls Odds

9-10TEAM RECORD7-13

A key college battle sees the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas travelling to Buffalo Wednesday to take on the Bulls.

The Bulls currently sports a 7-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-12 ATS. The Chippewas are 9-10 and 11-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls produce a 7-6-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Chippewas have gone 9-4-1 against the number.

View Central Michigan vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bulls installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 178 and the Chippewas at No. 300 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 65-64 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Buffalo's No. 119-rated squad against Central Michigan's No. 241-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Buffalo rates No. 184 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 33 nationally with 7.9 per match.

Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 254-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 293 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, a 76-59 result against Western Michigan on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Central Michigan suffered a 76-59 loss against Western Michigan on Saturday, getting 14 points from Kyle Randall in a losing effort at McGuirk Arena.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 68-64 loser on the road against Akron. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs. Buffalo got 19 points from Jarryn Skeete but lost anyway, 68-64, to Akron on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 2-8
After playing Western Michigan are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Western Michigan are 6-4
After playing Akron are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Chippewas at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Central Michigan is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Central Michigan is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Central Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing at home against Central Michigan
Buffalo is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Central Michigan

Next up:
Central Michigan home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, February 2
Buffalo at Western Michigan, Saturday, February 2