The Buffalo Bulls will host the Ohio Bobcats in a MAC battle Tuesday night from the Alumni Arena. The Bobcats fell 83-78 to Bowling Green on Saturday, and the Bulls tallied an 83-78 road win against Miami Ohio on Friday night. The Bulls defeated the Bobcats in both meetings last season.
Ohio's Defense Stumbles in Second MAC Loss
The Ohio Bobcats head into this road clash a loser of three out of their last four games. The Bobcats are 1-2 in MAC play. They defeated Eastern Michigan earlier this week, followed by an 83-78 road loss to Bowling Green on Saturday. The Bobcats’ defense has not performed well recently.
Jason Preston hasn’t been quite as effective lately, connecting on less than 41% of his field goals in three out of his last four games. The sophomore guard is a terrific playmaker and is posting a team-leading 15.4 PPG along with 7.6 assists. Jordan Dartis is hot, accumulating over 20 points in two out of his last four games. The senior guard is currently averaging 14.9 points. Ben Vander Plas is a big threat and is coming off a 25 point effort in Saturday’s defeat. The sophomore forward has tallied four double-doubles and has increased his season average to 14.4 points on a 52% clip from the field.
The Bobcats are positioned 215th overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and are carrying an even 2-2 mark on the road. Ohio is scoring an average of 71.6 points, ranking them 182nd in DI. They are allowing an average of 68.4 points, placing them 171st overall.
Buffalo Ends Two Game Skid with First Conference Victory
The Buffalo Bulls enter this one with confidence. They registered a much-needed 83-78 road win against Miami Ohio on Friday night to cover the one-point spread. The Bulls opened MAC play with losses to Northern Illinois and Ball State and are now 1-2 in their three conference games. Buffalo’s defense is an area that needs work.
Jayvon Graves came through with a big 25 point performance in Friday’s winning effort. The junior guard is very dangerous offensively and has now eclipsed 20 points six times on the year. Graves features an average of 17.2 PPG and 5.4 RPG. Davonta Jordan is having a terrific season. The senior guard is a complete player, filing an average of 12.9 points along with 5.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Jeenathan Williams has scored at least 11 points in three straight games. The sophomore forward has lifted his season average to 10.9 points on 44% shooting.
The Bulls are placed 158th in DI in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and hold a 5-3 home record. Buffalo is thriving offensively and are averaging 79.6 points, ranking them 27th in the country. They are allowing an average of 76.9 points, positioning them down at 324th overall.
The Ohio Bobcats are:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
The top supporting trends found on donbest.com are: The Buffalo Bulls are:
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win.