Arizona State vs Buffalo 3/22/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Buffalo Bulls
NCAAB: 4:00 PM EST
Mar. 22, 2019
The No. 11 seeded Arizona State Sun Devils visit Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Friday to play the No. 6 seeded Buffalo Bulls in an NCAA Tournament first round West Region matchup. The Sun Devils defeated St. John’s on Wednesday 74-65 in their First Four matchup to punch their ticket to the full-field Big Dance. Luguentz Dort led the Sun Devils in the win with 21 points.
Buffalo won its fourth Mid-American Conference title in the last 5 years following its 87-73 victory over Bowling Green in the tournament’s championship game. Jeremy Harris led the Bulls with 31 points, while CJ Massinburg scored 17. The Bulls enter the Big Dance riding a 12-game winning streak.
Luguentz Dort leads Arizona State in scoring and is second in rebounding with averages of 16.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Zylan Cheatham leads the Sun Devils in rebounding with an average of 10.4 per game, while Remy Martin is the leader in assists with an average of 5.1 per game. Arizona State is shooting 44.7% from the field and 34.1% from 3-point territory.
CJ Massinburg leads the Bulls in scoring with an average of 18.3 points per game. Nick Perkins is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Davonta Jordan leads the Bulls in assists with an average of 3.6 per game. Buffalo is shooting 46.3% from the field and 34.0% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Arizona State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Sun Devils last 8
Buffalo is 2-5 ATS in its last 7
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Bulls last 7 on a neutral court
Free Betting Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils +6.5
Buffalo has won 12 straight outright entering this matchup, but the Bulls over that same period are just 5-7 ATS. Buffalo defeated Bowling Green in the MAC title game and covered the number, but the Bulls had failed to cover the previous four games. Arizona State on the other hand has covered the number in 4 of its last 5. Final Score Prediction, Buffalo Bulls win but fall short ATS 79-75.