Bowling Green at Akron College Basketball Picks and Tips 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Bowling Green Falcons travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 3.5 point favorites.
Bowling Green comes into this game with an overall record of 20-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 78.8 points per game while giving up 71.8 per contest. Akron has an overall record of 15-14. They are averaging 68.6 points per game and surrendering 63.4, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 15-11-1 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 16-11-0 against the over/under
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 7-19-1 against the over/under
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Demajeo Wiggins averages 12.9 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 11.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Justin Turner comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Loren Jackson averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Daniel Utomi averages 13.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 189th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 58th and 192nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 215th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 57th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 183rd in the nation. Bowling Green averages 78.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 45th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 177th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 90th in D-1. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 203rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 263rd with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 329th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Zips are 213th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Akron is 282nd in the country with 68.6 points per game this year. They are 336th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 323rd in the nation. They are 121st in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game and 276th in assists per contest with 12.1. The Zips are 286th in turnovers per game with 11.8.
The Falcons are 86th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.7. In terms of pace they are 50th in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 182nd. As a team they are 200th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 252nd in Division 1. Bowling Green is 319th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 279th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 261st. They are 248th in D-1 in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 306th. As a unit they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bowling Green/Akron college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Akron -3.5
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