Buffalo College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Western Michigan – February 4, 2023

Posted on February 4, 2023

The Western Michigan Broncos (6-16, 2-7 MAC) will look to snap a five-game losing stretch when hosting the Buffalo Bulls (10-12, 4-5 MAC) on February 4, 2023 at University Arena (MI).

The Bulls are currently small 3.5-point favorites against the Broncos. The game has an over/under of 154.

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Buffalo Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Western Michigan

  • When: Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 2:30 PM ET
  • Where: University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN3
  • Spread Favorite: Buffalo -3.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Buffalo -174
  • Moneyline Underdog: Western Michigan +140
  • Over/Under: 154 points

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Buffalo Betting Trends

  • The Bulls have covered 12 times in 20 chances against the spread this season.
  • Buffalo has covered the spread twice when favored by 3.5 points or more this season (in five opportunities).
  • The Bulls have won in three of the six contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Buffalo has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -174.
  • In the Bulls’ 20 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 10 times.
  • Buffalo and its opponents have combined to score more than 154 points in 10 of 20 games this season.
  • The average total in Bulls games this year is 156.0, 2.0 more than this matchup’s over/under.

Buffalo Top Performers

Curtis Jones 22 15.4 5.2 2.8 1.5 0.1 2.5
Zid Powell 19 13.5 4.2 2.8 2.0 0.3 0.6
Isaiah Adams 22 11.4 4.7 1.6 0.6 0.5 1.8
Armoni Foster 21 9.8 2.0 3.7 1.1 0.1 0.6
LaQuill Hardnett 21 8.9 7.2 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.4

Buffalo Season Stats

  • Buffalo’s +44 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 2.0 points per game) is a result of scoring 79.0 points per game (31st in college basketball) while allowing 77.0 per outing (347th in college basketball).
  • The 36.7 rebounds per game the Bulls average rank 34th in college basketball, and are 2.8 more than the 33.9 their opponents record per contest.
  • The Bulls’ offense has been better in MAC games this season, averaging 79.2 points per contest, compared to their overall average of 79.0 PPG.
  • With 76.6 points per game allowed in MAC contests, Buffalo is allowing 0.4 fewer points per game in conference games compared to its overall average (77.0 PPG allowed).
  • In terms of three-pointers, the Bulls’ offense has been more effective in MAC games this season, sinking 7.3 threes per contest and connecting on 33.5% of their shots from downtown, compared to their overall average of 7.0 threes per game with a 32.5% three-point percentage.
  • Buffalo posts 85.0 points per game in home games, compared to 75.3 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 9.7 points per contest.
  • The Bulls are allowing 73.0 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 10.7 fewer points than they’re allowing on the road (83.7).

Buffalo Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/17/2023 Bowling Green W 100-71 Home -6.5
1/20/2023 Toledo L 86-77 Home +5
1/24/2023 Ball State W 91-65 Away +6
1/27/2023 Kent State L 74-68 Away +11
1/31/2023 Akron L 81-64 Home +2.5
2/4/2023 Western Michigan Away -3.5
2/7/2023 Eastern Michigan Home
2/10/2023 Kent State Home
2/14/2023 Ohio Away
2/18/2023 Akron Away
2/21/2023 Central Michigan Home

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Western Michigan Betting Trends

  • Western Michigan has covered eight times in 19 chances against the spread this season.
  • When playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs this year, the Broncos have an ATS record of 6-5-1.
  • Western Michigan has been the underdog in 13 games this season, and it has failed to win any of those contests.
  • The Broncos have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +140 odds on them winning this game.
  • Western Michigan’s games have hit the over 10 out of 19 times this season.
  • The Broncos have combined with their opponents to score more than 154 points in six of 19 games this season.
  • Western Michigan’s matchups this season have a 143.7-point average over/under, 10.3 fewer points than this game’s total.

Western Michigan Top Performers

Lamar Norman Jr. 21 18.0 2.8 2.9 0.8 0.0 3.0
Tray Maddox 16 11.3 3.9 2.1 1.0 0.4 1.6
Titus Wright 22 8.7 5.2 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.0
Markeese Hastings 22 8.7 10.3 1.9 1.1 0.5 0.6
JaVaughn Hannah 22 6.8 3.3 0.8 0.5 0.1 1.0

Western Michigan Season Stats

  • The Broncos are being outscored by 2.2 points per game, with a -48 scoring differential overall. They put up 70.8 points per game (192nd in college basketball), and give up 73.0 per contest (274th in college basketball).
  • The 36.5 rebounds per game Western Michigan accumulates rank 39th in the nation, 6.9 more than the 29.6 its opponents record.
  • In conference play, the Broncos are putting up more points (74.2 per game) than they are overall (70.8) in 2022-23.
  • Western Michigan has conceded 6.8 more points per game in MAC games (79.8) than overall (73.0).
  • The Broncos sink fewer 3-pointers in MAC play (7.2 per game) than overall (7.8), and have a lower 3-point percentage in conference games (32.3%) than overall (33.1%).
  • Western Michigan averages 74.0 points per game at home, and 67.6 away.
  • At home the Broncos are giving up 65.9 points per game, 12.7 fewer points than they are on the road (78.6).

Western Michigan Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/17/2023 Ball State L 71-70 Away +10
1/21/2023 Akron L 63-55 Home +8
1/24/2023 Ohio L 88-76 Away +9.5
1/28/2023 Central Michigan L 70-69 Away -1.5
1/31/2023 Northern Illinois L 73-59 Home -4
2/4/2023 Buffalo Home +3.5
2/7/2023 Miami (OH) Away
2/11/2023 Northern Illinois Away
2/14/2023 Kent State Home
2/18/2023 Ball State Home
2/21/2023 Eastern Michigan Away

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