Bobcats vs. Bulls Prediction
The 25th-ranked Buffalo Bulls are big favorites tonight when they host the Ohio Bobcats in Mid-American Conference action. Is a bet on Ohio to stay within the number the smart play to make?
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Alumni Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are listed as an 18.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 154 points. As of Tuesday morning, 55 percent of public bets are siding with host Buffalo. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Bobcats lose fifth in a row
Ohio suffered an 87-80 defeat Saturday at Central Michigan to fall to 11-13 overall and 3-9 in the MAC. The Bobcats were outscored 49-45 in the second half of the loss. Ohio shot 35-of-73 from the floor, 6-of-23 from 3-point range and 4-of-13 at the free throw line. Ben Vander Plas paced Ohio with 24 points off the bench on 10-of-15 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point range. He also recorded 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals. Jason Carter accounted for 13 points and 10 rebounds. Teyvion Kirk tallied 13 points and three boards. Jason Preston added 11 points, six caroms and four dimes.
Bulls take down Rockets
Buffalo earned an 88-82 victory Friday night at Toledo to improve to 22-3 overall and 10-2 in conference action. The Bulls outscored the hosts 52-43 in the second half after trailing by three at halftime. Buffalo shot 29-of-66 from the field, 7-of-21 from 3-point range and 23-of-31 at the free throw line. Nick Perkins scored a career-high 26 points off the bench on 7-of-16 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point range plus 8-of-10 at the free throw line. He also ripped down 10 rebounds. C.J. Massinburg tallied 14 points and five boards. Montell McRae accounted for 12 points and five rebounds. Jeremy Harris had 11 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Dontay Caruthers added 10 points, three boards and three assists as a reserve.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bobcats are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 road games. Ohio is 7-20 ATS in its last 27 games overall.
The Bulls are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games. Buffalo is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 Tuesday games.
The Bobcats have dropped five straight and haven't beaten a top-100 team all season. Their biggest struggles are offensively, where they are ranked 316th nationally in adjusted efficiency. There is no way they can keep up with Buffalo here. The spread is large, but this is a game where the Bulls can really show how dominant they are capable of being.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BUFFALO BULLS -18.5