Bulls vs. Golden Griffins Prediction
The 21st-ranked Buffalo Bulls lost their first game of the season this past week following 11 victories. Can Buffalo begin another winning streak tonight as it travels to play at Canisius?
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Koessler Athletic Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are a 14-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 154 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 81 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Buffalo. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Bulls can't solve Marquette
Buffalo lost its first game of the season eight nights ago with a 103-85 defeat at the Golden Eagles. The Bulls only trailed by one at halftime before being outscored 64-47 after the break. Jeremy Harris paced Buffalo with 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also notched seven rebounds and three assists. Dontay Caruthers tallied 20 points and three boards off the bench. C.J. Massinburg tallied 18 points, four rebounds and four steals. The Bulls shot 29-of-71 from the floor, 12-of-31 from 3-point range and 15-of-25 from the charity stripe.
Golden Eagles edged by Holy Cross
Canisius dropped to 3-7 on the season Thursday with a 65-63 defeat at Holy Cross. Isaiah Reese paced the Golden Griffins with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists. He shot 6-of-10 from the floor including 4-of-7 from 3-point distance. Takal Molson tallied 14 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Scott Hitchon added 11 points and eight rebounds. Canisius shot 23-of-56 from the floor 7-of-23 from 3-point range and 10-of-13 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulls are 7-2-1 ATS in their last nine games overall. The under is 9-4 in the last 13 Bulls games on Saturdays.
The Golden Griffins are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games against the Mid-American Conference. Canisius is 0-5 ATS in its last five home games.
Buffalo is a big favorite today and I could see a bit of a letdown after having a pair of highly anticipated games against major conference opponents Syracuse and Marquette. The Bulls could win by double figures today and still not cover the spread, so I think a bet on Canisius isn't the worst idea. The Golden Griffins were competitive on the road at Holy Cross and perhaps they will build on that tonight.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS +14