Central Michigan Chippewas vs Buffalo Bulls Odds
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.
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . 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.
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