Can Buffalo keep up with Miami?
No. 3 Miami is a double-digit favorite today when it faces No. 14 Buffalo in the NCAA Tournament at 6:50PM ET. Are the Bulls not getting enough respect?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Miami is heavily favored in this game, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -14 points against Buffalo. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 148.5 points. These two meet in a South Region second round game from the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
Miami is 25-7 overall, 4-1 on a neutral floor and 18-12-1 against the spread. Buffalo is 20-14 overall, 5-0 on a neutral court and 17-13-2 against the spread. Miami got an at-large bid by going 14-6 in the ACC while Buffalo won the Mid-American Conference Tournament for the second straight season. These two last met in 2006 with Buffalo getting a 60-57 road win despite being a 10-point underdog.
The Bulls have covered in four straight games entering today against a Miami team that has failed to cover in three straight. Miami is also just 4-10-1 against the spread in their last 15 games following a loss. Don’t overlook Buffalo making its second straight tournament appearance. Last season it lost by just 6 to West Virginia in the program’s first March Madness showing. That should help a lot today for a Buffalo team that has covered in five straight on neutral floor. Expect the Bulls to give Miami all it can handle.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: BUFFALO +14