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NCAA hoops odds preview - Buffalo vs. Bowling Green

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Jan 21, 4:00 PM | Stroh Center

Buffalo Bulls vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds

9-6TEAM RECORD8-9

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Stroh Center Saturday as host Bowling Green looks to handle the Buffalo Bulls in NCAAB action.

The Falcons sit at 8-9 (11-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulls are currently 9-6 (5-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Bowling Green is 7-7 OU, and Buffalo is 8-6 OU.

View Buffalo vs Bowling Green Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulls are listed as 1-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Falcons at No. 186 and the Bulls at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-70 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bowling Green's No. 177-ranked offense, averaging 68.1 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 167 at 66.5 PPG. The Falcons field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, less than the Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Buffalo owns the country's No. 132-rated mark, allowing 68.9 points per game on the highway. Bowling Green, on the other hand, rates No. 248 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Buffalo was an 82-70 winner at home against Akron. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Zach Filzen scored 21 points leading the Bulls to an 82-70 victory over Akron at Alumni Arena on Wednesday.

In their last action, Bowling Green was a 65-57 winner on the road against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Falcons got a terrific 25-point effort from Jordon Crawford as Bowling Green defeated Miami (Ohio) 65-57 on Wednesday at Millett Hall.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 8-2
After playing Akron are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Central Michigan are 7-3
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Bulls at Falcons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Buffalo is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Bowling Green's last 13 games when playing Buffalo
Bowling Green is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Bowling Green is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo home to Eastern Michigan, Tuesday, January 24
Bowling Green home to Central Michigan, Wednesday, January 25

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