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Ohio Bobcats vs Bulls College Hoops Game Preview

Ohio BobcatsBuffalo Bulls
March 5, 7:00 PM | Alumni Arena

Ohio Bobcats vs Buffalo Bulls Odds

21-8TEAM RECORD12-17

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Alumni Arena Tuesday as host Buffalo looks to handle the Ohio Bobcats in NCAA hoops action.

Buffalo battles the Bobcats, currently sitting with a 21-8 mark (12-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-9-1 for the Bulls and 10-9-2 for the Bobcats.

View Ohio vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bobcats were listed as 4-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 162 (Bulls) and the No. 117 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-68 result in favor of the Bobcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 208-ranked offense, averaging 66.3 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 132 at 64.8 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ohio owns the country's No. 200-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 234 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Ohio was a 78-65 winner on the road against Bowling Green. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Bobcats grabbed a 78-65 win over the Falcons on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Reggie Keely at Stroh Center.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were an 81-67 winner as they battled Akron at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. The Zips were burned for 26 points by Javon McCrea on Saturday as the Bulls put another game in the win column, 81-67, at Alumni Arena.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 6-4
After playing Bowling Green are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Bowling Green are 7-3
After playing Akron are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Ohio home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, March 9
Buffalo at Bowling Green, Friday, March 8