Bowling Green at Western Michigan College Basketball Game Picks 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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The Bowling Green Falcons head to University Arena to take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Bowling Green as 3.5 point favorites.
Bowling Green heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 78.9 points per contest while giving up 70.3 per game. Western Michigan has an overall record of 6-15. They are averaging 71.1 points per game and surrendering 75.9, good for a point differential of -4.8.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 13-6-0 against the spread this season
The Bowling Green Falcons are 10-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-10-2 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 12-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
11/20/18 G Bryce Moore Knee is out for season
11/09/18 G Jason Whitens Knee is out for season
Justin Turner comes into this game averaging 19.0 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Demajeo Wiggins averages 12.8 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 11.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Michael Flowers scores 16.1 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Seth Dugan averages 15.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Bowling Green averages 78.9 points per contest, which is 53rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 175th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 62nd in the nation. They average 43.0 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 195th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 248th with 12.5 per game. The Falcons allow 70.3 points per contest, which is 150th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 172nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 159th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 59th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan is 236th in the nation with 71.1 points per contest this season. They are 262nd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -4.8. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 256th in the NCAA. They are 92nd in D-1 in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 290th in assists per game with 11.9. The Broncos are 51st in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Broncos give up 75.9 points per game, which ranks them 281st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 190th and 284th in those defensive statistics. They rank 265th with 14.3 dimes allowed per game and 193rd with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Broncos are 9th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per contest this year.
The Falcons are 99th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5. In terms of pace they are 52nd in the country with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 193rd. As a team they are 222nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 290th in Division 1. Bowling Green is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 47th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 100.6, which is ranked 254th. They are 174th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 250th. As a unit they are 235th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 122nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bowling Green/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Bowling Green -3.5
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