Buffalo vs Miami (OH): MAC Tournament Betting Odds and Picks – March 11, 2021

Written By Staff on March 11, 2021 - Last Updated on June 4, 2021

The No. 2 seed Buffalo Bulls (14-7) play the No. 7 seed Miami (OH) RedHawks (12-10) as 8-point favorites in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, starting at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN+. Both teams will look to take one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 2:10 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Buffalo -8 -110 -110 151 -108 -114

Keys to the Game for Buffalo

  • Buffalo has a 13-7 record against the spread this season.
  • When they are at least 8-point favorites, the Bulls have an ATS record of 4-1.
  • Buffalo and its opponents have gone over the point total in 10 of 20 games (50%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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.
  • Buffalo’s leading rebounder is Josh Mballa averaging 9.9 boards per game and its best passer is Ronaldo Segu and his 4.4 assists per game.
  • Segu paces his teammates on the Bulls with 1.7 made threes per contest.
  • Mballa and Brock Bertram lead the Bulls on the defensive end, with Mballa leading the team in steals averaging 1.7 per game and Bertram in blocks averaging 1.2 per contest.

Keys to the Game for Miami (OH)

  • Miami (OH) has 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.
  • The RedHawks and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 13 of 21 (61.9%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Miami (OH) Leaders

  • Dae Dae Grant owns the RedHawks top spot in scoring with 13.7 points per game and also tacks on 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest.
  • The Miami (OH) leaders in rebounds and assists are Dalonte Brown (7.5 rebounds per game) and Mekhi Lairy (3.4 assists per game).
  • Grant leads the RedHawks in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.5 made threes per game.
  • Nobody on Miami (OH) grabs more steals than Lairy (1.0 per game) or blocks more shots than Precious Ayah (0.6 per game).

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bulls (-8)

Pick OU:
Under (151)

Prediction: Buffalo 80, Miami (OH) 70

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Head to Head

Buffalo has won six of its last seven games with Miami (OH). In those games against the RedHawks, the Bulls have a 3-2 record against the spread.

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
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