Sun Devils vs. Bulls Prediction

Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Buffalo Bulls 3/22/19, Prediction & Odds

The sixth-seeded Buffalo Bulls bring their 12-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament as they play an 11th-seeded Arizona State Sun Devils team that won the play-in game two days ago. Can Buffalo carve out the win as the favorites this afternoon?

Game Snapshot

817 Arizona State Sun Devils vs. 818 Buffalo Bulls 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Bank of Oklahoma Center at 4PM ET

TV: TNT

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 157 points. As of Friday morning, 60 percent of public bets are siding with Buffalo. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Sun Devils top Red Storm in First Four

Arizona State advanced Tuesday after downing St. John's by a count of 74-65 in an NCAA Tournament play-in game. The Sun Devils (23-10) had a fast start and led 38-25 at halftime before holding off a second-half rally by the Red Storm. Luguentz Dort paced Arizona State with 21 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point range plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He also tallied four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Zylan Cheatham added 14 points, 10 boards and two steals. The Sun Devils shot 22-of-49 from the floor, 5-of-12 from 3-point range plus 25-of-33 at the free throw line.

Bulls race past Falcons

Buffalo defeated Bowling Green by a count of 87-73 Saturday in the Mid-American Conference Tournament title game to clinch its automatic bid. The Bulls (31-3) outscored the Falcons 48-35 in the second half after leading by only one at halftime. Buffalo shot 29-of-62 from the field, 13-of-33 from 3-point range plus 16-of-21 at the free throw line. Jeremy Harris paced the Bulls with 31 points on 13-of-20 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also notched five rebounds and two assists. Jayvon Graves accounted for 17 points and seven boards. C.J. Massinburg tallied 17 points, 10 caroms and three assists. Davonta Jordan added 11 points and four dimes.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Arizona State

The Sun Devils are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven Friday games. Arizona State is 4-1 ATS in its last five games overall.

Buffalo

The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. Buffalo is 19-6-2 ATS in its last 27 neutral site games.

Prediction:

Buffalo has five wins over top 100 teams this season - West Virginia, San Francisco, Syracuse and Toledo (twice). Arizona State is as beatable as any of those teams coming out of a Pac 12 Conference that struggled to earn respect all season. The Bulls are stronger than the Sun Devils on both ends of the court and while it might stay close for much of the game, I expect Buffalo to overwhelm Arizona State eventually. Additionally, the Bulls will be more-rested playing against the tired legs of the Sun Devils.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BUFFALO BULLS -4.5

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