Buffalo at Colorado State: 3/19/21 NIT College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Colorado State Rams (18-6) vs Buffalo Bulls (16-8)
Game Info: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm (The Super Pit)
Betting Odds: Colorado State Rams -1 -- Over/Under: 152 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Buffalo Bulls and Colorado State Rams face off on Friday in an NIT college basketball showdown at UNT Coliseum.
The Buffalo Bulls come into this game with a 16-8 record overall but they were knocked out by Ohio during the MAC tournament. In that game against Ohio, the offense could only score 69 points and that led to a 15 point defeat. Buffalo Bulls on the season is averaging 81.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.8 points per game. Buffalo is shooting 46 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from behind the three point line. Jeenathan Williams has been the best player for Buffalo averaging 17.4 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Colorado State Rams who many believe they would make the NCAA tournament. Colorado State sits with an 18-6 record overall but they have lost two of their last three games. In the last game against Utah State, the offense could only manage 50 points and that led to the defeat. Colorado State on the season is averaging 74.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 65.5 points per game. Colorado State is shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the three point line. Guard David Roddy has been the best player for Colorado State averaging 16.1 points while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 29.2 percent from deep.
Buffalo is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games following a straight-up loss. Colorado State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as a favorite. The under is 6-1 in Buffalo’s last seven games overall. The under is 6-2 in Colorado State’s last eight games overall.
I expect Colorado State doesn’t want to get into a track meet, and they are going to really try to slow down the pace in this game. Look for the pace being slow to keep this game low scoring. Back the under to cash.