Against the Spread Pick
A couple of recent upset losses have probably knocked the Bulls out of any reasonable consideration for an at large bid…if they were ever really in consideration. Still, this is a pretty good Buffalo team that has a track record of success. These teams have not played in a year and both were better a season ago. Buffalo is blessed with a strong lineup, they have 5 scorers averaging in double figures. The Rockets are off a win but they have not been very good in the MAC this season. They do have some of the most productive players in the conference in Marreon Jackson, Luke Knapke and Willie Jackson so they should be capable of beating almost anyone in the league. Willie Jackson is one of the most interesting players in America. He averages 12 boards at just 6’6″, which is slightly more than his points per game. I like Toledo to get a win at home.
Over Under Pick
The Rockets have been terrible against the spread but have more overs than unders this season, 13-11. They do have a good amount of scoring talent and are a rare team that can go inside and outside. Knapke has legit size, Marreon Jackson is tough to stay in front of and Willie Jackson can clean up the boards. Buffalo will run up and down too so I think we get the over here.