Buffalo Bulls vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds
The Western Illinois Leathernecks hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Buffalo Bulls pay a visit to Ford Center on the college basketball betting menu.
Ford Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
Western Illinois battles the Bulls, currently sitting with a 1-2 mark (1-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Leathernecks and 1-0 for the Bulls.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Leathernecks, most recently No. 223 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulls, who rate No. 39 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-51 victory for the Leathernecks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulls is ranked No. 232 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Western Illinois’s No. 286 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Illinois is the No. 210-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Buffalo rates No. 275 at 4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Buffalo owns the country's No. 232-rated mark, allowing 72.5 points per game on the highway. Western Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 186 in scoring at home.
Buffalo was a 56-50 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Evansville. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Buffalo got 14 points from Javon McCrea en route to a 56-50 victory over Evansville on Thursday at Ford Center.
Western Illinois was a 62-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Terell Parks scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Leathernecks to a win (they lost 62-50 to SIU Edwardsville at Vadalabene Center on Wednesday).
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-3
After playing Evansville are 1-2
After a win are 7-3
Buffalo at Yale, Saturday, November 17
Western Illinois at Evansville, Saturday, November 17