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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Bulls College Hoops Game Preview

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksBuffalo Bulls
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Alumni Arena

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Buffalo Bulls Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Buffalo vs Miami (Ohio) battle Saturday at Alumni Arena as the Bulls look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Bulls are 5-10 overall and 4-9 ATS ATS, while the RedHawks are 5-8 and 5-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Buffalo boasts a 4-4-1 on the OU, and Miami (Ohio) is 6-3.

View Miami (Ohio) vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Buffalo opened as 6.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulls rated this week at No. 126 and the RedHawks sitting at No. 291. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 65-62 result in favor of the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 250 nationally ranked offense (64.3 points per game) against a RedHawks defense that sits as the No. 274 at 71.4 PPG. The Bulls have been averaging 43.5% from the field, more than the RedHawks have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, Miami (Ohio) features the nation's No. 292-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.7 points per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 298 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami (Ohio), they were a 72-61 loser as they battled Northern Illinois at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Miami (Ohio) suffered a 72-61 loss against Northern Illinois on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Will Felder in a losing effort at Millett Hall.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were an 86-68 loser as they battled Ohio on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. Buffalo suffered an 86-68 loss against Ohio on Wednesday, getting 13 points from Jarryn Skeete in a losing effort at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After playing Northern Illinois are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Kent State are 10-0
After playing Ohio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few RedHawks at Bulls trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Miami (Ohio) is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Miami (Ohio) is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami (Ohio)
Buffalo is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Buffalo's last 17 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Buffalo is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami (Ohio)

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to Bowling Green, Wednesday, January 16
Buffalo home to Kent State, Wednesday, January 16