Looking to win big? The Bulls and Rockets face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Rockets are hosting the game at Savage Arena in Toledo, OH. The odds for this Mid-American conference game currently have the Rockets as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 155 points.

BUFFALO BULLS VS TOLEDO ROCKETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Buffalo Bulls +14.5

This game will be played at Savage Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.

WHY BET THE BUFFALO BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Rockets.
  • Even though we have Toledo winning straight-up, we like Buffalo at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Buffalo Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Buffalo is an underdog in this game, as they have gone 1-10 in their 11 games as the underdog this season. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -7.8, and they are 1-5 on the road this season.

Buffalo is coming off of a 76-59 loss to Akron, and they have lost three straight games. On the season, they have gone 2-14, including a 1-3 record in Mid-American Conference games.

Buffalo’s ATS record this season is 5-10 and they are 5-1 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Bulls are 5-6 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Buffalo is 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Buffalo is 6-9. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points. On the year, the average scoring total in their games is 145.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 155 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.1) and 12 of their games this season have finished with less than 155 points.

Compared to their season average of 67.8 points per game, Buffalo struggled in their previous game. Against Akron, the Bulls scored 59 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 36.7%. The team’s top scorer is Sy Chatman, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.2, while Isaiah Adams also maintains a PPG average of 12.3 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 281st in the country, permitting 79.2 points per game. Against Akron, the Bulls’ defense gave up 76 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Akron only made 9 free-throws.

Can the Rockets Pull Off a Home Win?

After winning their last game against Ball State, Toledo comes into this game on a four-game winning streak. Their record this season is 10-6, and they have gone 4-0 in Mid-American Conference play.

At home, the Rockets have gone 6-4 this season, and their average scoring margin is +1.2 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4.

Overall, Toledo has an ATS record of 8-8 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 4-6. Over their last three home games, the Rockets are 0-3 vs. the spread. As the favorite, Toledo has gone 3-5 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rockets are 4-6 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Toledo games is 9-7. Today’s over/under line of 155 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this year (155.7). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points compared to their season average of 157.1 points per game. Over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 6-4.

In their previous game, the Rockets’ offense finished with 77 points, which is right in line with their current average of 79.2 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Ra’Heim Moss with 24 points. Dante Maddox Jr. also added 21 points for the Rockets.

Coming into today’s game, the Toledo defense is giving up an average of 77.9 points per contest. So far, the Toledo defense is giving up an average of 7.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.5 times per game (434th).