Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Bowling Green Falcons travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Falcons come into this game with an overall record of 13-13 and a road record of 6-5. They are 9-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-13. The Bulls have an overall record of 14-12 and a home record of 8-4. They have an over/under record of 10-12 and they are 11-9 against the spread.
Spencer Parker comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Falcons. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Zack Denny averages 11.8 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Bowling Green. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Lamonte Bearden averages 13.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Blake Hamilton averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Bowling Green averages 69.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 242nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 230th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 94th in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game which ranks them 125th and 299th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 181st with 12.8 per game. The Falcons allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 165th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 110th and 317th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 205th in the Division 1.
Buffalo averages 74.6 points per game this year which ranks them 131st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 235th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 294th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 60th and 225th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 310th with 14.3 per game. The Bulls allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 152nd and 135th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 202nd and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 202nd place in the nation. The Bulls force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in college basketball.
The Falcons average 70.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10.7 per contest. The Falcons have an offensive rating of 101.6 and they assist on 48.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Bowling Green turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.1%. The Falcons give up 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 78.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.8 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 103.9 and 49.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Buffalo turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.9%. The Bulls give up 73.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 9-13 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 9-13 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-9 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-12 against the over/under
Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
02/19/16 F Garrett Mayleben Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Buffalo
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
02/11/16 G Lamonte Bearden Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Bowling Green
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