The Broncos used to hold a huge home court advantage, but not any longer. Back the Buffalo Bulls tonight when they travel to Kalamazoo to take on Western Michigan.
Years ago Western Michigan held one of the great home court edges in the nation but this season the Broncos have lost three home games, losing to mediocre teams Loyola-Chicago, IUPUI, and UW-Green Bay.
Western Michigan has won four of the past five games after an ugly 3-10 start to the season but this team is not strong enough to compete with some of the better teams in the MAC, home or away. Buffalo is one of those teams as the Bulls are 12-5 on the year and only have one loss in conference play.
Buffalo has won seven of its past eight games despite only playing two of those games at home. The Bulls won at Miami-OH last weekend and also beat Akron away from home. Buffalo also won neutral site games against Pepperdine, Colorado, and Colorado State and early in the season lost by just four playing against Connecticut. Buffalo is 9-4 ATS on the season and this will be a key game for the Bulls after losing in OT at home against the Broncos in the lone meeting last season.
Although this may look like a tough situation with a second straight road game the Bulls have shown they can handle a grueling road schedule and Buffalo should control this match up.
Free Pick: Buffalo -1½ (-110)