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Buffalo Bulls vs Oakland Grizzlies in CIT tournament betting

Buffalo BullsOakland Grizzlies
March 17, 2:00 PM | Athletics Center

Buffalo Bulls vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds

20-10TEAM RECORD18-15

The Oakland Grizzlies will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Bulls at Athletics Center in CIT tournament betting action.

Oakland battles the Bulls, currently sitting with a 20-10 mark (14-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-9-1 for the Grizzlies and 17-12 for the Bulls.

View Buffalo vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Grizzlies installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Grizzlies rated this week at No. 224 and the Bulls sitting at No. 39. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 80-76 result in favor of the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulls is ranked No. 4 in NCAA hoops at 40.4 per game. Contrast that with Oakland’s No. 210 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Oakland is the No. 3-ranked team in the country at 9.3 per game, while Buffalo rates No. 115 at 6.7 per game.

Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 138-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 nationally in scoring at home.

Buffalo was a 78-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against American. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Buffalo earned a 78-61 victory over American on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Javon McCrea at Bender Arena.

Oakland won its last outing, an 86-69 result against Bowling Green on March 14. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Reggie Hamilton went off for 39 points and added 5 rebounds for good measure, leading Oakland to an 86-69 win over Bowling Green on Wednesday at Athletics Center.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

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