Bulls vs. Broncos Prediction
The 16th-ranked Buffalo Bulls have won each of their first three Mid-American Conference games by at least 16 points. Will Buffalo win by that many again tonight as a big road favorite at the Western Michigan Broncos?
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
University Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are a 15-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 157.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 69 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Buffalo. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Bulls smash RedHawks
Buffalo dominated at home Saturday to the tune of 88-64 over Miami to improve to 15-1 on the season and 3-0 in the MAC. The Bulls outscored the RedHawks 52-32 in the second half to pull away. Buffalo shot 27-of-65 from the floor, 9-of-30 on 3-point attempts and 25-of-35 at the free throw line. Jeremy Harris paced the Bulls with 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting including 3-of-6 on 3-points attempts plus 4-of-6 at the free throw line. He added three rebounds and three assists. Montell McRae scored 13 points in 18 minutes. Nick Perkins tallied 12 points and six boards off the bench. Dontay Caruthers contributed 11 points plus six rebounds, six assists and three steals as a reserve. C.J. Massinburg added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Broncos drop third straight MAC game
Western Michigan fell 85-77 at home Saturday to Toledo to drop to 6-10 overall and 0-3 in the MAC. The Broncos were outscored 48-41 in the second half of the defeat. Michael Flowers led WMU with 21 points on 6-of-20 shooting including 2-of-10 from 3-point range and 7-of-8 at the free throw line. Flowers also had seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Seth Dugan tallied 16 points, seven boards and four assists. Jared Printy registered 14 points and two rebounds off the bench. Josh Davis added 13 points, seven caroms and two steals. Western Michigan shot 28-of-67 from the floor, 7-of-24 on 3-pointers and 14-of-16 on free throws.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulls are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. Buffalo is 18-7-3 ATS in its last 28 road games.
The Broncos are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games. Western Michigan is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 Tuesday games.
We all know that the Bulls are the much better team here, but this spread is steep on the road. In its lone road conference game, Buffalo beat Eastern Michigan by a count of 74-58. That would be enough to cover again tonight, but this will be a desperate WMU team that will be highly motivated against the MAC's best. Look for the Broncos to keep it close long enough to cover the big spread.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS +15