#651 Canisius +9 over Buffalo 6:00 PM CT
Buffalo has been a force with 59 wins the past two season combined and two NCAA Tournament wins. Last year’s team lost three senior starters however in addition to head coach Nate Oats who is leading Alabama. Under Jim Whitesell the Bulls are 6-4 but with some inconsistency including a win over DePaul but a 13-point home loss over Army in the past two games. The tempo is ultra-fast but this year’s team has lousy shooting numbers, especially from the 3-point arc and the free throw line.
Canisius lost by 15 hosting Buffalo last season and this year’s has rallied to 5-4 after starting 0-2. Wins over Bucknell, St. Bonaventure, and Illinois-Chicago stand out while three of four losses have been single-digit results. This is a great interior scoring team and a defense that excels at defending the 3-point shot and creating turnovers, which could play well in a high-possession game against Buffalo’s pace given a total in the 150s.
Nelly’s has won seven consecutive rated picks in college basketball. We went 2-0 last night and our service plays are 6-0 since Saturday! Don’t miss tonight’s 2-for-1 offer as we add to an already big December coming off a 29-11 December in 2018!