Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bulls versus the Bobcats? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Convocation Center (OH) in Athens, OH. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 148.5 points, and Ohio is favored by -14 to win at home against Buffalo.

BUFFALO BULLS VS OHIO BOBCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Buffalo Bulls +14

This game will be played at Convocation Center (OH) at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.

WHY BET THE BUFFALO BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Even though we have Ohio winning straight-up, we like Buffalo at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Bulls Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Buffalo is a 14-point underdog for tonight's game against Ohio. The Bulls are 2-17 this season and have lost six games in a row. They are 1-6 in Mid-American Conference play and 1-11 in non-conference games.

On the road, Buffalo is 1-7 this season, and their average scoring margin is -8.5 points per game. The Bulls have lost three straight games on the road, and they are 2-8 in their last 10 road contests. Their record as an underdog this season is 1-13.

Buffalo's overall ATS record this season is 6-12, but their road ATS record is a solid 6-2. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulls are 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Buffalo games is 6-11-1. Today's over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (146.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points. So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's OU line.

In their most recent game, the Bulls' offense tallied 65 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 67.1 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Sy Chatman, who is averaging 18.3 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Isaiah Adams also maintains a PPG average of 12.9 heading into game.

Facing Ohio, Buffalo aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 79.3 points allowed per game (296th). Buffalo's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Eastern Michigan offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 75 points.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Bobcats?

Ohio enters this game as 14-point favorites. The Bobcats are 8-8 this season when favored, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

Ohio comes in with a 10-10 record this season, including a 4-4 mark in Mid-American Conference play. They have gone 8-5 at home compared to 1-5 on the road.

As the favorite, Ohio has gone 6-10 against the spread this season and just 3-7 in their last 10 games as the favorite. However, the Bobcats have been perfect against the spread in their last three home games and have an ATS record of 6-7 at home this year.

So far this year, the over/under record for Ohio games sits at 9-10. The average scoring total in their games is 149.2 points. Today's over/under line of 148.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (149.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points.

In their recent matchup, the Ohio offense ended with 71 points against Kent State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.8% and made 11 threes. On the offensive front, the Bobcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 154th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 153rd in terms of percentage and 102nd in three-pointers made.

On defense, Ohio is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.0 points per game. Against Kent State, the Bobcats' defense gave up 64 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Kent State only made 10 free-throws.