Buffalo at Bowling Green College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/2/2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Stroh Center to play the Bowling Green Falcons on Friday, March 2, 2018. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 6.5 point favorites.
Buffalo comes into this game with an overall record of 22-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 84.7 points per game while giving up 76.9 per contest. Bowling Green has an overall record of 16-14. They are averaging 76.1 points per game and surrendering 77.0, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 12-11 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 16-10 against the over/under this year
Important Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 13-10 against the spread this season
The Bowling Green Falcons are 11-11 against the over/under this year
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
11/10/17 F Matiss Kulackovskis Knee is out for season
Nick Perkins averages 16.7 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. C.J. Massinburg averages 17.3 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Demajeo Wiggins averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Justin Turner averages 15.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 283rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 143rd and 145th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 257th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 262nd in college basketball. Buffalo averages 84.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 52nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 93rd in D-1. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 40th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 168th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons surrender 77.0 points per contest, which ranks them 284th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 256th and 271st in those defensive statistics. They rank 250th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 265th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 151st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season. Bowling Green is 108th in Division 1 with 76.1 points per game this year. They are 292nd in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 159th in the nation. They are 57th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.2 boards per game and 184th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Falcons are 192nd in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Bulls are 161st in the country in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 41st. They are 21st in college basketball in pace with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 43rd. As a unit they are 65th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 86th in D-1. Buffalo is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 97th in the country.
Bowling Green is 258th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 255th in the nation. The Falcons are 207th in the country in offensive rating with 103.5, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 235th. In terms of pace they are 58th in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 294th. As a team they are 260th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 243rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Bowling Green college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Bowling Green +6.5
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