Bowling Green at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Bowling Green Falcons travel to Madison Square Garden to play the St. John's Red Storm on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has St. John's as 16.5 point favorites.
Bowling Green heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 16-15. They had a point differential of -1.9 as they averaged 75.9 points per contest while giving up 77.8 per game. St. John's had an overall mark of 15-16 last year. They averaged 73.1 points per contest and gave up 72.6, which was a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons were 14-11-0 against the spread last season
The Bowling Green Falcons were 12-11-1 against the over/under last year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm were 16-16-0 against the spread last season
The St. John's Red Storm were 13-16-0 against the over/under last year
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Demajeo Wiggins averaged 13.7 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 0.8 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 56% for the year while his free throw percentage was 69%. Justin Turner comes into this contest after averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.6 rebounds per game and dished out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage was at 81%.
Marvin Clark averaged 12.5 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was 85%. Shamorie Ponds averaged 21.6 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.0 rebounds per game and had 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage finished at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons allowed 77.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 301st in Division 1. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 272nd and 286th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 36.5 rebounds a game which ranked 265th, and they gave up 14.3 assists per contest which put them in 251st place in the nation. They forced 12.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 142nd in the country. Bowling Green averaged 75.9 points per contest last season, which ranked them 108th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin was -1.9 and their shooting percentage was 42% as a team, which had them ranked 301st. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 182nd in D-1. They averaged 38.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranked them 47th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 190th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm surrendered 72.6 points per contest, which ranked them 179th in the nation. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 64th and 289th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 253rd with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 338th with 39.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm were 341st in the NCAA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game last season. St. John's was 192nd in the country with 73.1 points per game last year. They were 244th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin was 0.5. They shot 33% from 3-point range, which was good for 282nd in D-1. They were 269th in the nation in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game and 235th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Red Storm were 262nd in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Falcons had an offensive rating of 103.6, which was ranked 208th. They were 69th in college basketball in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% was 297th. As a unit they were 272nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 237th in D-1. Bowling Green was 262nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's was 282nd in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Red Storm had an offensive rating of 100.9, which was ranked 263rd. They were 91st in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 266th. As a unit they were 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 232nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bowling Green/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. John's -16.5
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