Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bulls and Eagles. The game is starting at 3:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Eagles at George Gervin GameAbove Center in Ypsilanti, MI. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Mid-American conference contest is set at 143.5 points, with Eastern Michigan being favored by -3.5 at home against Buffalo.
BUFFALO BULLS VS EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Eastern Michigan Eagles -3.5
This game will be played at George Gervin GameAbove Center at 3:30 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Eagles.
- Not only will Eastern Michigan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will Buffalo Be The Talk of George Gervin GameAbove Center?
Buffalo will be looking to snap their five-game losing streak as they head on the road to take on Eastern Michigan. So far this season, the Bulls have gone 2-16, including a 1-5 record in Mid-American Conference play. As the underdog, they have gone 1-12.
On the road, Buffalo has gone just 1-6 this season, with their average margin of defeat sitting at -8.3 points per game. In their last 10 games away from home, they have gone just 2-8.
Buffalo’s ATS record this season is just 6-11, but they have been much better vs. the spread on the road. The Bulls are 6-1 ATS away from home this year and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. As the underdog, Buffalo has gone 6-7 vs. the spread this season and is 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
Buffalo’s over/under record for the season is 6-10-1 and the average scoring total in their games is 145.2 points. So far, 13 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line of 143.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-2-1.
Most recently, the Buffalo offense finished with just 59 points vs. Ball State. For the game, they hit 10/33 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 32.8%. Offensively, the Bulls have a season long field goal percentage of 41%, which is 349th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 400th in percentage and 277th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Bulls’ defense is nationally ranked 292nd, allowing 79.6 points per game. In their most recent game, the Buffalo defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Ball State knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 87 points.
Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Eagles?
Eastern Michigan is 4-3 at home this season, and they are 2-2 when favored. They come into this game with a five-game losing streak, and they are 8-11 overall.
So far, the Eagles have gone 1-6 in Mid-American Conference play, compared to 7-5 in non-conference action. They have a scoring differential of -3.1 points per game at home.
Eastern Michigan’s ATS record this season is 7-9-1, including a mark of 3-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles are just 2-7-1 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Eastern Michigan has gone 1-2 ATS.
This season, the over/under record for Eastern Michigan games is 8-8-1. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this year (144.1). So far, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points.
In their recent matchup, the Eastern Michigan offense ended with 56 points against Western Michigan. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 32.3% and made 5 threes. Tyson Acuff is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 21.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Yusuf Jihad brings a PPG average of 7.7 into the game.
The Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 223rd nationally, allowing an average of 74.9 points per contest. Against Western Michigan, the Eagles’ defense gave up 73 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Western Michigan only made 9 free-throws.