Western Michigan at Bowling Green Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Stroh Center to play the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Bowling Green as 8.5 point favorites.
Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-11. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 72.9 points per contest while giving up 73.9 per game. Bowling Green has an overall mark of 12-5. They are averaging 79.6 points per contest and giving up 71.0, which is a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-7-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-6-0 against the over/under
Important Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 10-5-0 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 8-7-0 against the over/under
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
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Seth Dugan averages 14.8 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%. Michael Flowers comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Demajeo Wiggins averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Justin Turner averages 19.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 239th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 160th and 242nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 134th, and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 225th place in the NCAA. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the nation. Western Michigan averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 201st in the country. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 232nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 228th in D-1. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 98th and 266th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 76th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons surrender 71.0 points per contest, which ranks them 168th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 44th and 224th in those defensive statistics. They rank 96th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 116th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 116th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game. Bowling Green is 53rd in the country with 79.6 points per game this year. They are 183rd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 121st in the nation. They are 2nd in the country in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 187th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Falcons are 182nd in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Broncos are 201st in the nation in offensive rating with 103. In terms of pace they are 210th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 211th. As a team they are 199th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 93rd in Division 1. Western Michigan is 74th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Bowling Green is 281st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons have an offensive rating of 107.2, which is ranked 116th. They are 54th in D-1 in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 201st. As a unit they are 227th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 288th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Bowling Green college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Bowling Green -8.5
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