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MAC Tournament - Buffalo Bulls battle vs Central Michigan Chippewas highlights college basketball odds menu

Central Michigan ChippewasBuffalo Bulls
March 11, 7:00 PM | Alumni Arena

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Buffalo Bulls Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Monday when the Buffalo Bulls try to run the Central Michigan Chippewas off the court at Alumni Arena in college hoops action.

It's a game in the MAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.

The Bulls currently sports a 12-19 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-17 ATS. The Chippewas are 11-19 and 14-15 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls produce a 14-9-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Chippewas have gone 16-8-1 against the number.

View Central Michigan vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 162 (Bulls) and the No. 322 (Chippewas) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-64 result in favor of the Bulls has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Buffalo's No. 201-ranked scoring average of 66.4 PPG, against a Chippewas defense rated No. 296 and allowing 71.7 PPG. The Bulls FG% has averaged 45.1% to date this season, more than the Chippewas shooters have managed so far (40.8% per game).

Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 309-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.6 points per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 234 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Central Michigan was a 71-68 loser on the road against Western Michigan. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Chippewas got a huge 33-point effort from Kyle Randall but still lost 71-68 against Western Michigan on Saturday at University Arena.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 76-65 result against Bowling Green on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Bulls endured a 76-65 loss at the hands of the Falcons on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Cameron Downing at Stroh Center.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
After playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
After playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Chippewas at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Central Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Central Michigan is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Central Michigan
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Central Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing at home against Central Michigan