The Buffalo Bulls (6-3) will be at home in Alumni Arena when they take on the Army West Point Black Knights (4-5). Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Army West Point Black Knights at Buffalo Bulls ATS Preview
The last time the Black Knights played, they were beaten by the Merrimack Warriors, 69-60. Matt Wilson had a solid game for Army West Point, contributing 18 points and 11 rebounds. Merrimack forced the Black Knights into a turnover percentage of 22.4 (above their season average of 17.1). Army West Point, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.229 (above their season average of 0.141).
The Bulls will look to keep it rolling after topping the DePaul Blue Demons in their last game, 74-69. Buffalo’s Davonta Jordan played a key role with 12 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Buffalo played a nearly flawless contest. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 36.2 (above their season average of 34.7) and a free throw rate of 0.171 (below their season average of 0.177). For those same stats, DePaul was 21.7 and 0.108, respectively.
Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the country’s top rebounding teams go head-to-head. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Bulls rank 32nd in offensive rebounding percentage (32.8 percent), while Army West Point ranks 41st in defensive rebounding percentage (77.2 percent).
Army West Point vs. Buffalo Free Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Buffalo, ATS Winner – Buffalo, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Black Knights rank 32nd in assists per game (15.7) while the Bulls rank 178th in assists allowed per game (11.1).
Buffalo blocks 3.9 opponent shots per game, which is ranked 59th in the country. Army West Point ranks 66th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
Buffalo ranks 20th in three pointers attempted per game (28.4) while Army West Point ranks 265th in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).
The Bulls rank 12th in rebounds per game (41.0) while the Black Knights rank 215th in rebounds allowed per game (36.9).
Buffalo averages 7.8 steals per game, which ranks 11th in the NCAA. Army West Point ranks 194th in steals allowed per game (7.0).