Bowling Green at Buffalo NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Bowling Green Falcons travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 14 point favorites.
Bowling Green comes into this game with an overall record of 20-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.0 as they are averaging 78.4 points per game while giving up 72.4 per contest. Buffalo has an overall record of 27-3. They are averaging 85.0 points per game and surrendering 70.8, good for a point differential of 14.2.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 15-12-1 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 17-11-0 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 16-12-1 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justin Turner comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Dylan Frye averages 12.6 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
C.J. Massinburg averages 18.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Nick Perkins averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Bowling Green averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 54th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 203rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 104th in the nation. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 215th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 269th with 12.0 per game. The Falcons allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 78th and 215th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 236th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 70th place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo is 6th in the country with 85.0 points per game this year. They are 72nd in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 169th in the nation. They are 10th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 17.1. The Bulls are 260th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Bulls surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 167th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 87th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 10.6 assists allowed per contest and 284th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 329th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Falcons are 99th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 46th in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 217th. As a team they are 228th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 252nd in Division 1. Bowling Green is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 327th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 113, which is ranked 21st. They are 15th in D-1 in pace with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 60th. As a unit they are 77th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 70th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bowling Green/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo -14
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