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RedHawks open as college hoops underdog vs Bulls

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksBuffalo Bulls
11-15March 01, 2014, 12:00 | Alumni Arena17-8

The Buffalo Bulls will be trying to slam the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks on Saturday when the teams tip off at Alumni Arena in college betting action.

The RedHawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 14-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulls are 15-6 ATS. Miami (Ohio) is 10-14 against the total, while Buffalo is 13-8 versus the number.

View Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bulls installed as -10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulls rated this week at No. 39 and the RedHawks sitting at No. 206.

Miami (Ohio) won its last outing, a 65-61 result against Akron on February 26. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Will Sullivan scored 16 points leading the RedHawks to a 65-61 victory over Akron at Millett Hall on Wednesday.

Buffalo was a 69-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Ohio. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Buffalo earned a 69-64 victory over Ohio on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Javon McCrea at Ohio University Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Buffalo has the nation's No. 93-rated offensive output, at 73.24 PPG. The visiting RedHawks defense ranks No. 127 allowing on average 69.69 PPG. The Bulls FG% has averaged 44.56% so far, more than the RedHawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.43% per game.

A few RedHawks at Bulls trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 5 games
Miami (Ohio) is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Buffalo is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Buffalo is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Buffalo is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) at Kent State, Tuesday, March 4th
Buffalo at Akron, Tuesday, March 4th