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Ohio Bobcats vs Buffalo Bulls Betting Preview

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Jan 11, 7:00 PM | Ohio University Convocation Center

Buffalo Bulls vs Ohio Bobcats Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Ohio University Convocation Center Wednesday as host Ohio looks to handle the Buffalo Bulls in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Bulls have watched them go 8-4 and 4-7 ATS on the year, while the Bobcats are at 12-3 and 6-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 3-5, while the Bulls have a 7-4 mark.

View Buffalo vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bobcats are listed as 6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 75 and the Bulls at No. 57 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 82-80 result in favor of the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio has the nation's No. 98-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Bulls defense ranks No. 193 allowing on average 67.9 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 244-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Ohio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 132 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 66-65 winner at home against Kent State. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as favorites. Javon McCrea scored 25 points for Buffalo on Saturday, leading the Bulls to a 66-65 win over Kent State at Alumni Arena.

Ohio lost its last outing, a 67-57 result against Bowling Green on January 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. The Bobcats endured a 67-57 loss at the hands of the Falcons on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from D.J. Cooper at Stroh Center.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 4-6
After playing Kent State are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Akron are 4-6
After playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bulls at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Buffalo is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Ohio is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Ohio is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Ohio is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio's last 8 games when playing at home against Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, January 14
Ohio at Akron, Saturday, January 14