It will be a battle between MAC opponents when the Miami (OH) RedHawks (7-8, 0-2 MAC) welcome the Buffalo Bulls (9-6, 0-2 MAC) to John D. Millett Hall. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 10, 2020, and will air on CBS Sports Network.
Buffalo Bulls vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Prediction
The Bulls are hoping for a better outcome after their 88-68 loss to the Ball State Cardinals in their last contest. Ball State’s 8.5 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Buffalo, who had a rate of 16.6. The Cardinals’ mark was better than their season average of 16.9. Jayvon Graves had a solid outing for Buffalo, recording 13 points and five rebounds.
The last time the RedHawks played, they dropped a tough one to the Bowling Green Falcons, 78-76. Bowling Green’s effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Miami (OH). The Falcons had a rate of 0.477 (below their season average of 0.478), while the RedHawks posted a mark of 0.414 (below their season average of 0.514). With 20 points on 6-for-17 shooting, Dalonte Brown was Miami (OH)’s high scorer.
After the Bulls won both matchups against the RedHawks last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the last matchup, Buffalo won 77-69. The Bulls had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 25.0) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.507 vs. 0.433).
Buffalo might struggle to create turnovers. Miami (OH) ranks 19th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.3 percent), while Buffalo forces the 153rd-most turnovers (20.5 percent).
Buffalo Bulls at Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Pick
Free Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Miami (OH), O/U – Under
Buffalo averages 41.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 14th in the NCAA. Miami (OH) ranks 210th in rebounds allowed per game (38.0).
The Bulls rank 28th in steals per game (8.9) while the RedHawks rank 191st (5.1).
Miami (OH) ranks 39th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while Buffalo ranks 190th (14.7).
The Bulls average 26.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 33rd in the nation. The RedHawks rank 139th in three pointers allowed per game (22.1).
Miami (OH) averages 3.1 blocks per game, which ranks 120th in the nation. Buffalo ranks 133rd in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
The Bulls’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, down from 2.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the RedHawks have scored an average of 78.8 points per game (2.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.6 points per game (2.4 below their season average).