Bulls vs. Huskies Prediction

Buffalo Bulls vs. Northern Illinois Huskies 1/22/19, Prediction & Odds

The Buffalo Bulls are 17-1 overall and 5-0 in Mid-American Conference play entering tonight's contest at the Northern Illinois Huskies. Is Buffalo going to stay unbeaten in conference action with a decisive victory here?

Game Snapshot

625 Buffalo Bulls at 626 Northern Illinois Huskies 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NIU Convocation Center at 7PM ET

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are an 8-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 154 points. As of Tuesday morning, 81 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Buffalo. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.

Bulls ease past Eagles

Buffalo rolled to a 77-65 home victory Saturday afternoon over Eastern Michigan to keep its strong season going cruising along. The Bulls led 41-29 at halftime en route to the win. C.J. Massinburg paced Buffalo with 31 points on 10-of-16 shooting including 6-of-10 on 3-point tries plus 5-of-6 at the free throw line. He also had five rebounds and two assists. Nick Perkins tallied 21 points and six rebounds. Jayvon Graves added 10 points, five boards and three dimes. Buffalo shot 27-of-59 from the floor, 10-of-31 on 3-point tries and 13-of-17 from the free throw line.

Huskies drop second straight

Northern Illinois fell to 10-8 overall and 3-2 in the MAC Saturday with a 78-68 loss at Kent State. The Huskies were outscored 50-38 in the second half after leading at the break. Northern Illinois shot 24-of-56 from the field, 5-of-20 from 3-point distance and 15-of-20 at the free throw line. Eugene German led the Huskies with 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting including 2-of-6 on 3-point attempts plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also tallied five rebounds and two assists. Levi Bradley had 12 points and two steals. Lacey James accounted for 10 points and 10 rebounds. Dante Thorpe added 10 points and two steals.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Buffalo

The Bulls are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games versus the MAC. Buffalo is 6-2-1 ATS in its last nine road games.

Northern Illinois

The Huskies are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games. Northern Illinois is 5-2 ATS in its last seven MAC games.

Prediction:

Northern Illinois is tough at home and Buffalo has seen the best out of Western Michigan plus Eastern Michigan lately, not covering the spread in either game. I like NIU to keep it close tonight as Buffalo had a lengthy travel schedule and will be facing a Huskies squad that struggles defensively, but is very talented on the offensive end. Look for the hosts to stay within the number.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NORTHERN ILLINOIS +8

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