MAC foes will collide when the Miami (OH) RedHawks (7-8, 0-2 MAC) challenge the Buffalo Bulls (9-6, 0-2 MAC) at John D. Millett Hall. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 10, 2020, and it can be seen on CBS Sports Network.
Buffalo Bulls vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Free Preview
The Bulls were blown out by the Ball State Cardinals in their last contest, 88-68. Buffalo’s Jayvon Graves put together a good game, recording 13 points and five rebounds. Ball State had a turnover percentage of 8.5 (better than their season average of 16.9). Buffalo, on the other hand, held the Cardinals to an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.6 (below their season average of 28.3).
In the RedHawks’ last game, they were thoroughly outplayed by the Bowling Green Falcons, 78-76. Dalonte Brown led Miami (OH) in scoring with 20 points on 6-for-17 shooting. Bowling Green held the RedHawks to an effective field goal percentage of 0.414 (below their season average of 0.514). Miami (OH), meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 6.8 (better than their season average of 14.7).
Buffalo could have a tough time creating turnovers. Miami (OH) ranks 19th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.3 percent), while Buffalo forces the 153rd-most turnovers (20.5 percent).
This is the first time these teams will meet this year, after the Bulls won both games last season. In the last game, Buffalo won 77-69. The Bulls dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.507. The RedHawks put up marks of 25.0 and 0.433, respectively, for those same stats.
Buffalo Bulls vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Free Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Miami (OH), ATS Winner – Miami (OH), O/U – Over
The Bulls average 26.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 33rd in the country. The RedHawks rank 139th in three pointers allowed per game (22.1).
Miami (OH) blocks 3.1 opponent shots per game, which is ranked 120th in the country. Buffalo ranks 133rd in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
Buffalo ranks 14th in rebounds per game (41.4) while Miami (OH) ranks 210th in rebounds allowed per game (38.0).
The Bulls rank 28th in steals per game (8.9) while the RedHawks rank 191st (5.1).
Miami (OH) ranks 39th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while Buffalo ranks 190th (14.7).
The RedHawks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.2, up from 4.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulls have scored an average of 79.6 points per game (0.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.0 points per game (0.2 above their season average).