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Buffalo Bulls vs Ohio Bobcats Preview

Ohio BobcatsBuffalo Bulls
17-7February 15, 2014, 02:30 | Alumni Arena14-7

Ohio travels to Buffalo on Saturday, hoping to boost its 17-7 record with a victory over the Bulls.

The Bulls currently sports a 14-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-5 ATS. The Bobcats are 17-7 and 9-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls produce a 10-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bobcats have gone 9-7-1 against the number.

View Ohio Bobcats vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

The Bulls were listed as -4.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Bulls and the No. 75-ranked Bobcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Ohio, they were an 82-76 loser as they battled Toledo on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Ohio got 21 points from Nick Kellogg but lost anyway, 82-76, to Toledo on Wednesday at Savage Arena.

Buffalo was a 75-62 winner in its last match on the road against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Buffalo got 25 points and 11 rebounds from Javon McCrea en route to a 75-62 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday at Millett Hall.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 123 nationally ranked offense (72.29 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 62 at 66.5 PPG. The Bulls have been averaging 43.86% from the field, less than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (45.14% on average).

A few Bobcats at Bulls trends to consider:
Ohio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Ohio is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio's last 5 games
Ohio is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Buffalo is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games
Buffalo is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Ohio home to Western Michigan, Wednesday, February 19th
Buffalo at Akron, Wednesday, February 19th