Buffalo vs. Arizona Prediction
Can No. 4 Arizona pick up a lopsided win over No. 13 Buffalo when the two meet in the NCAA Tournament tonight at 9:40PM ET?
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Location: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
TV: CBS, 9:40PM ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Arizona According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Wildcats are getting odds of -8.5 points against Buffalo. The spread opened at 8.5 points as well and was briefly up to 9.5 points. The over/under total sits at 158.5 points and opened at 157.5 points.
Who Public Bettors Like: Arizona. As of Thursday morning, the Wildcats are getting 67 percent of the wagers on this game as a favorite against the Bulls tonight.
Who We Like: Arizona comes into this tournament as one of the hotter teams. The Wildcats have won five straight and eight of their last nine. They covered the spread in all three Pac-12 Tournament games. Today they face a Buffalo team that has won five straight and is making its third NCAA Tournament in four years. I do like the Wildcats as a potential team to win it all, but I think this game is going to be tough. Buffalo is a legit mid-major that could pose a problem. The Bulls have the experience from previous NCAA Tournaments and those two losses were by 7 points or less. I think Buffalo is going to do enough to cover tonight.
NCAA TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: BUFFALO +8.5