College Basketball Preview and Free Pick: Buffalo vs. Miami-Ohio
A meeting of Mid-American Conference East Division rivals takes center stage for this evening’s
college basketball slate. The #21 Buffalo Bulls will be on the road to take on the Miami-Ohio
RedHawks, with the hosts installed as pretty sizable favorites.
Date/Time/TV: Fri. Mar.1, 9:00 PM EST, CBSSN
Spread: Buffalo Bulls -8.5 (-110)
Buffalo enters tonight’s game riding a six-game winning streak and ranked #21 in the nation. They
were last in action on Tuesday, picking up a 13-point home win over Akron. The Bulls are atop the
MAC-East with a record of 13-2 in conference play, currently two games in front of 2nd place
Bowling Green. The team is 25-3 (16-10-1 ATS) on the year.
Miami-Ohio checks in with a record of 15-13 (14-11-1 ATS). The team has struggled in conference
play with a a record of 7-8, leaving them six games behind the Bulls and just one spot out of the
basement in the MAC-East. The RedHawks were also in action on Tuesday, picking up an 82-69
home win over Bowling Green.
Over Buffalo’s six-game winning streak, four of the victories have come by double digits. The team
is 8-2 (5-5 ATS) over its last 10 outings. Buffalo has been solid on the road this season with a record
of 10-3 (8-5 ATS) thus far.
Totals are in the middle at 13-13 with the Under coming in for the last two. C.J. Massinburg leads the
way on offense with 18.7 ppg and 6.2 boards. Nick Perkins contributes 14.5 ppg and 7.4 rpg, while
Jeremy Harris adds in 13.2 ppg and 6.3 rpg.
The RedHawks have been trading wins and losses for the past month. The team checks in at 6-4 (7-2-
1 ATS) for the last 10 games. Miami-Ohio has been strong at home this year with a record of 10-3
(6-4 ATS) to date.
Totals are 10-16 for the season with the Under coming in for three of the last four. Nike Sibande tops
the team in scoring. He’s averaging 15.5 ppg and 4.7 boards. Dalonte Brown is the next option on
offense with 12.1 ppg and 5.4 rpg.
Buffalo vs. Miami-Ohio Prediction
This will be the second meeting of the season for these two programs. Back in January, Buffalo
played host as 16-point favorites, and they walked off the court with an 88-64 win. The Bulls have
won three of the last four meetings and hold a 7-3 edge for the last 10 versus the RedHawks. Totals
are 4-5-1 over that span.
The Bulls are 8.5-point road favorites for tonight’s game. They’re the better team on paper and
playing really well of late, while the RedHawks have been hit or miss. We like Buffalo to pick up the
win and cover.
Buffalo Bulls vs. Miami-Ohio RedHawks Pick: Buffalo Bulls -8.5 (-110)