Bulls vs. Eagles Prediction
The 20th-ranked Buffalo Bulls rebounded from their first loss of the season with a convincing victory their last time out. Can Buffalo build off that tonight with another win at the Eastern Michigan Eagles?
Friday, January 4, 2019
Convocation Center at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are a 10-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 143 points. As of Friday afternoon, 85 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Buffalo. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Bulls roll at Canisius
Buffalo bounced back from a loss at Marqutte to cruise to an 87-72 victory at Canisius Saturday afternoon. The Bulls (12-1) were paced by C.J. Massinburg as he tallied 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point range plus 4-of-6 on 3-point tries. He also contributed seven rebounds and three assists. Nick Perkins registered 18 points and nine boards off the bench. Jeremy Harris accounted for 17 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. Jayvon Graves added 10 points and two rebounds. Buffalo outscored the Golden Griffins 46-37 in the second half to pull away. The Bulls shot 33-of-66 from the floor, 11-of-25 from 3-point range and 10-of-17 at the charity stripe.
Eagles crushed at fifth-ranked Kansas
Eastern Michigan suffered an 87-63 loss at the Jayhawks Saturday afternoon to drop to 6-7 on the season. The Eagles were outscored 46-25 in the first half and shot just 21-of-70 from the floor, 6-of-32 on 3-point tries and 15-of-23 at the free throw line. James Thompson IV paced EMU with 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting plus 5-of-8 at the free throw line. He also pulled down 14 rebounds. Paul Jackson accounted for 15 points off the bench. Elijah Minnie added 13 points plus two boards and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulls are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Buffalo is 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven road games.
The Eagles are 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall. Eastern Michigan is 7-0 ATS in its last seven games versus the Mid-American Conference.
I can't seem to pick a side here, so I'm instead more interested in the total. The Bulls play at a fast pace and are better on the offensive end than defensively, while the Eagles are an average defensive team at best. I think both teams do their fair amount of scoring here to send the total over its projection.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BUFFALO BULLS/EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES OVER 143