Buffalo vs. Texas A&M Pick
Is No. 8 Texas A&M going to be able to avoid a letdown at home when the Aggies play host to Buffalo tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Texas A&M is favored tonight, as the Aggies are listed with odds of -15.5 points against Buffalo. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 132 points. Tonight’s game is listed at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas and will air live on the SEC Network.
Texas A&M is on a three-game winning streak to get to 10-1 on the season. The Aggies have failed to cover in three of their last four lined games and are now 4-4 against the spread. The Aggies are averaging 80.9 points per game on offense while giving up only 63.6 per game defensively. Texas A&M is being led by DJ Hoff, who is averaging 14.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Tyler Davis is adding 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest. Admon Gilder was putting up 12.7 points per game, but is out for a few weeks due to a knee injury.
Buffalo is coming off an 81-74 loss at Syracuse on Tuesday night. The Bulls are now 7-4 on the season while posting a 5-4 record against the spread. Buffalo is just 2-3 against the spread in its last five lined contests. The Bulls are averaging 80.7 points per game this season while giving up 79.2 per contest on defense. CJ Massinburg has been leading Buffalo with 19.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while Nick Perkins is adding 14.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
These two have not met since 2013, where Texas A&M picked up an 82-58 victory. The Aggies are winning games, but they aren’t covering very consistently. They struggled with Northern Kentucky and also failed to cover lofty spreads against the likes of Pepperdine and Santa Barbara. Buffalo has been competitive against some of the better teams they have faced, covering against Cincinnati and Syracuse already. The public betting is siding with Buffalo as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: BUFFALO +15.5