Bet the Miami vs Buffalo March Madness R64 Action
The 1 and 2 seeds in each of the regions don’t usually have a great deal of trouble moving on to the round of 32, but things start to get a little tougher to handicap once you start getting into the lower seed match-ups. In the South region, the Miami Hurricanes were handed the #3 seed, which meant they had a rather tricky little first round game against the Buffalo Bulls to look forward to. The Hurricanes are a team that a lot of people are buzzing about, but this is a trip-up game in the making if they come into the round of 64 a little too overconfident. The Bulls are coming off a run that took them all the way to a MAC Championship, and they will certainly feel as though they have what it takes to spring the upset. This is going to be a fun one to watch, and you can add to the excitement by getting your wagers on at MyBookie.ag before the opening tip.
How To Bet the Buffalo vs Miami R64 March Madness Odds, TV & Game Info
What: Buffalo Bulls (20-14) at Miami FL Hurricanes (25-7)
When: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Start Time: 6:50 PM ET
Where: Providence, Rhode Island
Stadium: Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Spread: Miami -13.5
Game Total: N.A
Stream: TNT Sports
Listen: Miami at Buffalo
Why bet on the Miami Hurricanes
When you look closely at the Miami Hurricanes (25-7, 13-5), you see a team that has a great deal of balance on both ends of the court. That level of balance extends to the shooters on this team, as they don’t rely on just one guy to put up the numbers necessary to win. The Hurricanes are sure to be a little disappointed with their performance in the ACC Playoffs, but they will keep in mind that it’s what they do in this tournament that really counts. This is a team that look built to go deep in the Tournament, and they are coached by Jim Larranaga, who took George Mason all the way to the Final Four back in 2006. The Hurricanes are averaging 75.6 PPG, and are giving up 66.8 PPG.
Why bet on the Buffalo Bulls
The Bulls (20-14, 10-8) may not have ended the regular season on the best run of form, but they certainly rediscovered it to go on and win the MAC title last weekend. They now come into this one on a 4-game winning streak, during which time they have posted some gaudy offensive numbers. They had a pair of games against ranked opponents in the early part of the season, both of which they lost in rather convincing fashion. The Tournament tend to be a little different, though, as the favorites really start to feel the pressure once things get rolling. Not sure that the Bulls can win this one, but they might just keep things close if they can get their offense firing on all cylinders, Buffalo are averaging 77.6 PPG, and are giving up 75.1 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is a game that Miami should win, but which may not be as easy as some are predicting. I do believe that the Hurricanes will move on, and this will be a good warm-up for the tougher games to come.
Buffalo Bulls 70 Miami Hurricanes 75