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Buffalo vs. Ohio prediction and pick for Friday's college basketball matchup in the MAC. Handicapper Matt McCuen gives us his pick for this showdown.

Buffalo vs. Ohio Prediction: Bank on Buffalo to Come Out Strong

It is time for some college hoops on this Friday night, and while the slate is pretty weak, I found a gem of a spot for us tonight. The Ohio Bobcats will battle against the Buffalo Bulls in a conference game tonight as they both represent the greatest conference in the world in the MAC.

Buffalo vs. Ohio Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Friday, January 28

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET

Where to Watch: ESPNU

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Buffalo vs. Ohio Prediction

Ohio enters this game as one of the best teams in the division so far this year, playing to the tune of a 15-3 overall record. The Bobcats have been led by guard Mark Sears who has been outstanding all season long, scoring 19.6 points per game. This is a good Bobcats team who will look to return to March Madness similar to last season. Buffalo has a talented roster of their own, most notably led by forward Jeeneath Williams, who has been outstanding and the conference's best player. Williams is scoring north of nineteen points per game. Buffalo has a lot of veterans sprinkled throughout their roster, including guard Ronald Segu and big man Josh Mballa.

I expect this to be a great game tonight between a pair of teams who have a serious chance to walk away with a conference championship. Buffalo enters this game as a three and a half point favorite on their home court tonight despite Ohio being one the best team in the conference to this stage in the season. Toldeo leads the MAC with a record of 8-1 while Ohio sits slightly back due to fewer games Sporting a 6-1 conference record. 

The pick I am going with in this game tonight will be to back the experienced home team but on the first half spread as I expect them to come out hungry and hot. Ohio has been the better team this season, especially on the defensive end, but Buffalo will be one of the best offenses that they have seen all season long. This is an explosive Buffalo bunch who has threats at all five positions on the offensive end. Buffalo has been great at home this season, losing just one game on their home floor.

The line tells the tale to me as well due to Ohio being the much better team to this point in the season, and Buffalo is a decent-sized favorite in this game for conference play. I expect a huge game from Josh Mbala as I think he has a great matchup in this game. Williams will get his buckets as well, per usual, and I think this team will just be too much for Ohio. This is the perfect letdown spot for the Bobcats on the road and a great spot for a huge home win for Buffalo. It is worth noting we are 3-0 betting on Buffalo this season, so these guys have been great to us all year long and will continue to be great to us tonight. Let’s kick back and enjoy this Friday night matchup and make some money to start off a huge weekend around sports! 

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.


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