buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Feb. 17 bets from proven model

A MAC battle tips off the Thursday college basketball schedule when Buffalo (14-8) travels to play Eastern Michigan (9-16). Buffalo has won four straight matchups. On Feb. 15, the Bulls beat Bowling Green 112-85. Eastern Michigan snapped its five-game losing streak last time out. In their previous contest, the Eagles beat Central Michigan 75-70. Buffalo is fourth in the MAC standings with an 8-4 conference mark, while Eastern Michigan is second to last at 4-10 in MAC play.

Tipoff is at noon ET from Gervin GameAbove Center. The Bulls are favored by 11 points in the latest Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 152.5. Before making any Eastern Michigan vs. Buffalo picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Eastern Michigan vs. buffalo:

  • buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan spread: Bulls -11
  • buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan over under: 152.5 points
  • buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan money line: Eagles +450, Bulls -650
  • BUFF: Under is 6-1 in Bulls last seven games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points
  • EMU: Home team is 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings

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Why Buffalo can cover

Senior forward Jeenathan Williams has been one of the best players in the MAC. He is fourth in the conference in scoring (18.9) along with adding 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. The New York native is also one of the top 3-point shooters in the conference. He is ranked second in 3-point percentage (.442).

Williams has dropped at least 20 points in eight games thus far. One of his best outings came on Jan. 21 against Kent State. Williams finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Senior forward Josh Mballa joins Williams in the Bulls’ front court. Mballa is averaging 12.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals. The native of France tallied 20 points and 11 rebounds in his last game.

Why Eastern Michigan can cover

Freshman guard Noah Farrakhan has played extremely well for Eastern Michigan. He is currently ranked ninth in the MAC in scoring (15.7) and he also averages 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals per contest. Farrakhan spaces the floor for the Eagles and is shooting 41 percent on his 3-point attempts. The New Jersey native has scored more than 20 points in six games so far. In the win over Central Michigan, Farrakhan finished with 24 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Junior guard Bryce McBride is putting up 11.8 points and 1.1 steals per game. McBride is another scoring option in the backcourt for the Eagles. The Tennessee native has logged at least 15 points in eight contests so far. McBride had a solid performance in the last contest against Buffalo. In the Feb. 8 matchup, McBride finished with 12 points, three assists and three steals.

How to make Eastern Michigan vs. buffalo picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 149 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up almost $2,000 on its college basketball picks the last five-plus years, and find out.

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