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Central Michigan Chippewas Visit Buffalo Bulls in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Buffalo Bulls will try to cover the point spread at Alumni Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Central Michigan Chippewas in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Buffalo Bulls in this one found them listed as -3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Chippewas was expected to move the line.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Buffalo Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Bulls are 8-8 so far on the season, and 5-7-2 ATS vs the number. The Central Michigan Chippewas, meanwhile, are 9-7 and 3-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 7-7 and the Central Michigan Chippewas go 7-3 on betting totals.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 199-ranked Buffalo Bulls and the No. 176-rated Central Michigan Chippewas in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas rank No. 169 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.38 per game. That compares with Buffalo’s No. 47 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Buffalo is college basketball's No. 142-ranked team at 6.81 per game, while the Central Michigan Chippewas rate No. 7 with 10.31 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Chippewas got 24 points from Braylon Rayson as Central Michigan ran past Akron 92-81 on Tuesday at McGuirk Arena.

The Bulls endured a 81-69 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Tuesday, despite a 16-point effort from Blake Hamilton at EMU Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Central Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Central Michigan is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Buffalo
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Buffalo is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Central Michigan
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Central Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, Tuesday, January 19th
Buffalo at Miami (Ohio), Tuesday, January 19th