BUFF Buffalo Bulls 74
Buffalo Bulls Buffalo Overall (13-1)
ATS (10-2)
O/U (6-6)
January 04 2019
- CBS Sports Network
EMU Eastern Michigan Eagles 58
Eastern Michigan Eagles Eastern Michigan Overall (6-8)
ATS (0-9)
O/U (4-5)
Final
Money Line Total: 144 Spread ATS
12
807 Buffalo Bulls -800 Under -110 (-11.5) -110 Cover: 4.5
3341
808 Eastern Michigan Eagles +550 Over -110 (+11.5) -110 UNDER: 132
2335
Final
Money Line Total: 144 Spread ATS
807 BUFF -800 Under: -110 (-11.5) -110 Cover: 4.5
808 EMU +550 Over: -110 (+11.5) -110 UNDER: 132
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/4/2019
7:33 PM
BUFF
-800
EMU
+550
1/4/2019
6:00 PM
BUFF
-750
EMU
+525
1/4/2019
5:54 PM
BUFF
-750
EMU
+525
1/4/2019
4:54 PM
BUFF
-700
EMU
+500
1/4/2019
2:45 PM
BUFF
-700
EMU
+500
1/4/2019
10:57 AM
BUFF
-700
EMU
+500
1/4/2019
10:45 AM
BUFF
-800
EMU
+550
1/4/2019
10:27 AM
BUFF
-800
EMU
+550
1/4/2019
9:57 AM
BUFF
-650
EMU
+475
1/4/2019
8:39 AM
BUFF
-650
EMU
+475
1/4/2019
8:24 AM
BUFF
-600
EMU
+450
1/4/2019
8:15 AM
BUFF
-700
EMU
+500
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/4/2019
7:33 PM
BUFF(-11.5)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
6:00 PM
BUFF(-11)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
5:54 PM
BUFF(-11)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
4:54 PM
BUFF(-10.5)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
2:45 PM
BUFF(-10.5)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
10:57 AM
BUFF(-10)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
10:45 AM
BUFF(-11)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
10:27 AM
BUFF(-11)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
9:57 AM
BUFF(-10)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
8:39 AM
BUFF(-10)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
8:24 AM
BUFF(-11)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
8:15 AM
BUFF(-11)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
7:57 AM
BUFF(-11)
-110
EMU
-110
1/3/2019
7:09 PM
BUFF(-10.5)
-110
EMU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/4/2019
7:33 PM
144
-110
144
-110
1/4/2019
6:00 PM
144
-110
144
-110
1/4/2019
5:54 PM
143½
-110
143½
-110
1/4/2019
4:54 PM
143½
-110
143½
-110
1/4/2019
2:45 PM
143
-110
143
-110
1/4/2019
10:57 AM
143
-110
143
-110
1/4/2019
10:45 AM
143
-110
143
-110
1/4/2019
10:27 AM
144
-110
144
-110
1/4/2019
9:57 AM
144
-110
144
-110
1/4/2019
8:39 AM
145
-110
145
-110
1/4/2019
8:24 AM
145
-110
145
-110
Recap

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Nick Perkins has a good idea of how the rest of the Mid-American Conference feels about facing Buffalo this season.

"When you've got a national ranking, everybody wants to beat you," the 6-foot-8 senior said.

The 20th-ranked Bulls were ready for their first MAC test of 2018-19. Montell McRae scored a career-high 18 points and Perkins added 15 to lift Buffalo to an easy 74-58 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday night.

CJ Massinburg added 12 points for Buffalo. McRae scored 12 of his points in the first half, helping the Bulls (13-1, 1-0) through a sluggish start against the EMU zone defense.

Buffalo trailed 15-11 before going on a 19-4 run. It was 33-23 at halftime.

McRae's first-half scoring came on three dunks and a pair of 3-pointers. The 6-foot-10 senior finished 8 of 9 from the field and surpassed his previous career high of 13 points.

"Somebody needed to find a spark, and I guess it was me tonight," McRae said. "I got us rolling."

Elijah Minnie led EMU (6-8, 0-1) with 21 points.

"We were more excited playing Buffalo than when we played Duke, in my opinion," said EMU's James Thompson IV, who had 11 points and 12 rebounds. "We've got the crowd, everybody was hype. We didn't look at Buffalo like they were No. 20. We looked at them like we play them every year."

Massinburg had a quiet game offensively, but he did sink a couple late 3-pointers in the first half, including one in the final seconds that gave the Bulls a 10-point lead.

BIG PICTURE

Buffalo: EMU was the type of team that can give the Bulls trouble, especially on the offensive glass. The Eagles had 20 offensive rebounds, but they didn't lead to that many easy baskets. EMU finished with only an 18-16 edge in second-chance points.

"What it did is it didn't allow us to get into our transition like we wanted to," Buffalo coach Nate Oats said. "We didn't have nearly as many fast-break points as we typically would, just because we couldn't rebound the ball. Even if they weren't scoring on it all the time, we've got to get rebounds and get out in transition."

EMU: The Eagles defended well at times, but they couldn't overcome their 7-for-26 shooting from 3-point range. EMU came into the game shooting 26 percent from beyond the arc — one of the worst marks in Division I — and during one stretch, the Eagles missed 12 attempts in a row from long distance.

"You have to make sure when you get an opportunity, Division I players have to make open shots," EMU coach Rob Murphy said. "We didn't make open shots. I thought that was the difference in the game."

HOMECOMING

Perkins is an Ypsilanti native, and Oats spent 11 years as head coach at Romulus High School, about 16 miles away.

TEMPO

The pace of the game was to EMU's benefit early. It took over three minutes for anybody to score, and neither team had a single fast-break point in the first half.

The game got away from the Eagles early in the second, when Buffalo went on a 24-9 run to take a 57-32 lead.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Buffalo can expect to be ranked for a ninth straight week when the next AP poll comes out.

UP NEXT

Buffalo: The Bulls return home to face Toledo on Tuesday night.

EMU: The Eagles play at Ball State on Tuesday night.

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Matchup
Bulls Overall
W/L 13-1
ATS 10-2
Pts For 83.5
Pts Against 69.0
Total 6-6
Bulls Away
W/L 7-1
ATS 7-1
Pts For 81.8
Pts Against 72.3
Total 4-4
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-4
8:00 PM
at Eastern Michigan W 74-58 W (-11.5) U (144)
12-29
6:00 PM
at Canisius W 87-72 W (-14) O (155)
12-21
7:30 PM
at Marquette L 103-85 L (4) O (158.5)
12-18
7:00 PM
at Syracuse W 71-59 W (3.5) U (147)
12-15
1:00 PM
Southern Illinois W 73-65 L (-13.5) U (142)
12-8
3:00 PM
at St. Bonaventure W 80-62 W (-7) U (151.5)
12-5
6:00 PM
Le Moyne W 89-55
12-1
9:30 AM
San Francisco W 85-81 W (4.5) O (149.5)
11-30
4:30 AM
at Milwaukee W 96-77 W (18) O (149.5)
11-24
1:00 PM
Marist W 76-49 W (-18) U (148)
Avg. Points For 81.6
Avg. Points Against 68.1
ATS 7-2
Over/Under 4-5
Eagles Overall
W/L 6-8
ATS 0-9
Pts For 69.7
Pts Against 71.1
Total 4-5
Eagles Home
W/L 6-3
ATS 0-4
Pts For 77.2
Pts Against 66.0
Total 1-3
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-4
8:00 PM
Buffalo L 74-58 L (11.5) U (144)
12-29
1:00 PM
at Kansas L 87-63 L (23) O (138.5)
12-22
1:00 PM
Siena Heights W 90-72
12-19
6:00 PM
UC Irvine L 52-48 L (3) U (125.5)
12-8
11:00 AM
Central State W 105-53
12-1
2:00 PM
at Northeastern L 81-67 L (7.5) O (136)
11-26
7:00 PM
at TCU L 87-69 L (12) O (133.5)
11-24
1:00 PM
Detroit L 78-74 L (-10.5) O (140)
11-19
6:00 PM
at Rutgers L 63-36 L (7) U (134)
11-17
1:30 PM
Boston University W 80-62
Avg. Points For 69.0
Avg. Points Against 70.9
ATS 0-7
Over/Under 4-3
Scoring
Buffalo
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Montell McRae (F) 23:008-9 88.9%2-3 66.7%0-0 0%37000041318
Nick Perkins (F) 29:004-8 50%0-1 0%7-10 70%16201222715
CJ Massinburg (G) 31:004-10 40%2-6 33.3%2-5 40%11420021612
Jeremy Harris (G) 33:004-10 40%0-5 0%1-2 50%11231142239
Jayvon Graves (G) 20:003-7 42.9%2-5 40%0-0 0%0120013108
Tra'Von Fagan (F) 2:003-3 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%1200001-56
Dontay Caruthers (G) 18:001-3 33.3%1-1 100%2-2 100%0301012135
Jeenathan Williams (F) 10:000-1 0%0-1 0%1-3 33.3%1100001-61
Davonta Jordan (G) 24:000-2 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%121103150
Ronaldo Segu (G) 8:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%1130010-110
Brock Bertram (C) 2:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%1100012-50
Jamon Bivens (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Giambattista Davis (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Gabe Grant (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Antwain Johnson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Dominic Johnson (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Patrick Moore (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Colby Moultrie (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Eastern Michigan
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Elijah Minnie (G-F) 38:008-18 44.4%5-12 41.7%0-0 0%1702033-1721
Paul Jackson (G) 33:004-12 33.3%0-2 0%5-8 62.5%2340022-2013
James Thompson IV (F-C) 37:004-6 66.7%0-0 0%3-8 37.5%71211121-1511
Malik Ellison (G) 14:002-5 40%2-3 66.7%0-0 0%0010011-56
Boubacar Toure (C) 23:002-4 50%0-0 0%0-1 0%41001134-84
Ty Groce (F) 14:001-5 20%0-2 0%0-0 0%2302031-82
Tariq Silver (G) 9:000-4 0%0-2 0%1-2 50%0000001-31
Kevin McAdoo (G) 23:000-8 0%0-4 0%0-0 0%1220023-50
Jalen King (F) 6:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%120100130
Damari Parris (G) 3:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0000001-20
Derek Ballard Jr. (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Isaiah Green (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Bud Jones (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jorden Peterson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Andre Rafus Jr. (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Daivon Stephens (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/4/2019
7:48 PM
BUFF(-6.5)
-120
EMU
EVEN
1/4/2019
6:09 PM
BUFF(-6.5)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
5:54 PM
BUFF(-6.5)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
4:24 PM
BUFF(-6)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
10:27 AM
BUFF(-6)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
8:57 AM
BUFF(-5.5)
-110
EMU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/4/2019
7:48 PM
67½
-110
67½
-110
1/4/2019
6:09 PM
67½
-110
67½
-110
1/4/2019
5:54 PM
67
-110
67
-110
1/4/2019
4:24 PM
67
-110
67
-110
1/4/2019
10:27 AM
68
-110
68
-110
1/4/2019
8:57 AM
68
-110
68
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/4/2019
9:15 PM
BUFF(-4.5)
-110
EMU
-110
1/4/2019
9:03 PM
BUFF(-4)
-110
EMU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/4/2019
9:15 PM
75½
-110
75½
-110
1/4/2019
9:03 PM
75½
-110
75½
-110