Buffalo Bulls vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks: 3/11/2021 MAC Tournament Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 11, 2021

The No. 7 seed Miami (OH) RedHawks (12-10) are 8-point underdogs in their MAC Tournament quarterfinals matchup against the No. 2 seed Buffalo Bulls (14-7) on Thursday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, beginning at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The winner moves one step closer to the conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Buffalo vs Miami (OH) Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Buffalo -8 -110 -110 150.5 -114 -108 -401 305

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Buffalo vs Miami (OH)
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Buffalo (-8) Under (150.5) Buffalo 80 Miami (OH) 70

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Total Facts

  • In 14 of 21 outings (66.7%) this season, the Bulls and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s point total of 150.5 points.
  • Miami (OH) and its opponents have combined to score more than 150.5 points in 36.4% of their games this year (eight of 22 chances).
  • These two teams average a combined 155.4 points per game, 4.9 more points than the total of 150.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 144.2 points per game, 6.3 less than the point total in this matchup.
  • The Bulls average point total in matchups this season is 155.4, 4.9 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • RedHawks games this year have averaged an over/under of 144.2 points, 6.3 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Bulls average 11.2 more points per game (82.7) than the RedHawks give up (71.5).
  • When Buffalo puts up more than 71.5 points, it is 13-0 against the spread and 14-5 overall.
  • In games Miami (OH) allows more than 82.7 points, it is 0-5 against the spread and 0-5 overall.
  • The RedHawks score the exact same amount of points as the Bulls give up to opponents (72.7).
  • Miami (OH) is 8-3 overall and 7-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 72.7 points.
  • Buffalo’s record is 4-7 overall and 4-7 against the spread when it gives up more than 72.7 points to its opponents.
  • The Bulls have put up a total of 210 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 10 per game), and the RedHawks have out-scored opponents by 27 points on the season (1.2 more per game).

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Buffalo Betting Information

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Bulls have covered 13 times in 20 contests.
  • The Bulls fare well when favored by at least 8 points, posting a 4-1 record against the spread.
  • Buffalo and its opponents have hit the over 10 times in 20 contests this season.

Miami (OH) Betting Information

  • The RedHawks have a losing record against the spread, going 9-10-2 ATS (covering only 42.9% of the time).
  • The RedHawks have not fared well as an 8-point underdog, going 0-2 against the spread when they are at least 8-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Miami (OH)’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (13 out of 21 games, 61.9%).

Head to Head

Buffalo vs Miami (OH) (Last 7 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 Buffalo -7.5 150.5 -340 +265 Regular Season 88-64 BUF
12/15/2020 Buffalo -4 146 -196 +157 Regular Season 90-62 BUF
3/9/2020 Buffalo -9 152.5 -480 +352 Conference Tournament 85-79 MIAOH
3/3/2020 Buffalo -9 150 -475 +345 Regular Season 75-69 BUF
1/10/2020 Buffalo -1.5 159 -125 +103 Regular Season 83-78 BUF
3/1/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-69 BUF
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 88-64 BUF

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Buffalo Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Bulls this season is Jeenathan Williams, who averages 17.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
  • Josh Mballa leads the Bulls in rebounding, averaging 9.9 per game, while Ronaldo Segu leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.4 in each contest.
  • Segu leads the Bulls in three-point shooting with an average of 1.7 threes per game.
  • The Buffalo steals leader is Mballa, who averages 1.7 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Brock Bertram, who compiles 1.2 rejections per contest.

Miami (OH) Leaders

  • Dae Dae Grant is the top scorer for the RedHawks with 13.7 points per game. He also tacks on 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game to his stats.
  • Dalonte Brown is atop the RedHawks rebounding leaderboard with 7.5 rebounds per game, and Mekhi Lairy leads the squad in assists with 3.4 per outing.
  • Grant is reliable from deep and leads the RedHawks with 2.5 made threes per game.
  • Lairy (1.0 steal per game) is the steal leader for Miami (OH) while Precious Ayah (0.6 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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