Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Stroh Center to play the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 4 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 12-12 and a road record of 5-7. They are 12-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Falcons have an overall record of 11-13 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 11-10 against the spread.
Blake Hamilton comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Nick Perkins averages 13.9 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Buffalo. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Zack Denny averages 12.7 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year for the Falcons. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Wesley Alcegaire averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Buffalo averages 76.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 92nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 191st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 294th in the country. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 290th with 14.6 per game. The Bulls allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 234th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 74th and 123rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 252nd and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 197th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 187th in Division 1.
Bowling Green averages 74.3 points per game this year which ranks them 144th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 260th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 193rd in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 127th and 225th respectively. In the turnover department the Falcons rank 128th with 12.8 per game. The Falcons allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 271st in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 283rd and 243rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 281st and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 172nd place in the nation. The Falcons force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in college basketball.
The Bulls average 75.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 87.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 19 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104.3 and they assist on 55.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Buffalo turns the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.5%. The Bulls give up 78.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Falcons score 75 ppg at home and they have averaged 90.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.1 points per game. The Falcons have a rating on offense of 100.7 and 49.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Bowling Green turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29%. The Falcons give up 74.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 85 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 12-8 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-9 against the over/under
Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 11-10 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 12-10 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/16/17 F Quate McKinzie Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo -4
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