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NCAAB betting line favors Bulls over Chippewas

Central Michigan ChippewasBuffalo Bulls
March 8, 7:00 PM | Alumni Arena

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Buffalo Bulls Odds

10-20TEAM RECORD17-12

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Central Michigan when they take on the Bulls on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the MAC Tournament.

Supporters of the Chippewas have watched them go 10-20 and 8-16-3 ATS on the year, while the Bulls are at 17-12 and 12-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulls are 16-6, while the Chippewas have a 10-17 mark.

View Central Michigan vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bulls installed as 13.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 128 and the Chippewas at No. 302 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-60 result in favor of the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 92-ranked offense, averaging 71.9 PPG, against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 84 at 64.7 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 48.1% so far, more than the Chippewas marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Michigan owns the country's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 63.3 points per game on the highway. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 73 in scoring at home.

Central Michigan was an 81-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against Western Michigan. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. Jalin Thomas went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Western Michigan handed Central Michigan an 81-68 defeat at Rose Center.

Buffalo was a 73-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites. Javon McCrea scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulls to a win (they lost 73-63 to Bowling Green at Anderson Arena on Saturday).

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Bowling Green are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Chippewas at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Central Michigan's last 13 games on the road
Central Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Central Michigan is 2-5-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Central Michigan is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Buffalo is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games
Buffalo is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Central Michigan
Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Central Michigan