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Dec 21, 10:30 PM | KeyArena

Buffalo Bulls vs Washington State Cougars Odds

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The Buffalo Bulls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cougars in Washington State at KeyArena on Friday in college basketball action.

The Cougars are 7-4 so far on the season, and 6-2 ATS vs. the number. The Bulls, meanwhile, are 4-7 and 4-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington State go 2-4 and the Bulls go 3-2-1 on the totals.

View Buffalo vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7-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:
The Cougars - Bulls odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington State is rated No. 181 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 155. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-61 win for the Cougars.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulls is ranked No. 135 in NCAA hoops at 36.4 per game. Contrast that with Washington State’s No. 157 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Washington State is the No. 209-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Buffalo rates No. 217 at 5.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Buffalo owns the country's No. 153-rated mark, allowing 69.5 points per game on the highway. Washington State, on the other hand, rates No. 278 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 77-67 winner as they battled Niagara at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Buffalo got 26 points from Will Regan en route to a 77-67 victory over Niagara on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

Last time out for Washington State, they were a 52-41 winner as they battled Jackson State at home. The Cougars got a terrific 27-point effort from Brock Motum as Washington State defeated Jackson State 52-41 on Thursday at Friel Court.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Niagara are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 10-0
Before playing Idaho State are 2-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Bulls at Cougars trends to consider:
Buffalo is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Washington State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo home to Notre Dame (OH), Friday, December 28
Washington State home to Idaho State, Saturday, December 29