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Buffalo Bulls vs Ohio Bobcats Betting Matchup Report

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March 9, 9:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Ohio Bobcats vs Buffalo Bulls Odds


The Ohio Bobcats will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bulls in Buffalo at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday in college basketball 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. Quicken Loans Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Bulls bring a 19-9 record (12-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 25-7 Bobcats, who are 14-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Buffalo go 15-12 so far and the Bobcats go 10-15.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 36-ranked Bulls and the No. 61-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-74 win for the Bobcats on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 66-ranked offense, averaging 72.6 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 55 at 62 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ohio owns the country's No. 66-rated mark, allowing 65.2 points per game on the highway. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 70 in scoring at home.

Ohio won its last outing, a 65-57 result against Toledo on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. D.J. Cooper scored 18 points leading the Bobcats to a 65-57 victory over Toledo at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 68-64 winner as they battled Bowling Green at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Bulls grabbed a 68-64 win over the Falcons on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Mitchell Watt at Alumni Arena.