Bowling Green Falcons vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Appalachian State Mountaineers
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green (-1)
The Bowling Green Falcons (1-1) head to Holmes Convocation Center on Monday where they'll take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-0). Bowling Green opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The O/U opens at 151.
Bowling Green will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 1-1 for the year. They cough up possession 12.5 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Bowling Green is collecting 41.0 boards per contest and has totaled 27 dimes on the season, which is 105th in the country in terms of passing. The Falcons are connecting on 38.6% on three-point attempts (22 of 57) and 84.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 91.5 pts per contest (34th in the nation) while going 42.1% from the floor. Defensively, the Falcons are forcing 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.0 personal fouls. The Falcons defense is allowing a FG percentage of 48.5% (64 of 132) and they concede 36.5 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 338th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 42 surrendered this season. They are giving up 38.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 331st in Division 1 in PPG allowed (87.0).
The Bowling Green Falcons stepped onto the hardwood against the South Carolina State Bulldogs and went home with a win by a final score of 101-78 in their last contest. Bowling Green ended having earned a 47.6% field goal percentage (30 out of 63) and buried 10 out of their 28 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Falcons made 31 of 36 shots for a rate of 86.1%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 44 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 15 assists in the matchup while earning 16 steals and 2 blocks. In reference to defending, Bowling Green let their opponent shoot 47.6% from the floor on 30 of 63. South Carolina State recorded 19 dimes and 11 steals in the game. In addition, the Bulldogs collected 25 rebounds (7 offensive, 18 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. South Carolina State went 60.0% from the charity stripe by making 3 of 5 shots. They made 13 of their 33 shots from 3-point land.
Daeqwon Plowden is one guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He played for 32 minutes and also grabbed 16 rebounds. Plowden walked away from this one shooting 58.3% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this contest for the Falcons was Justin Turner. He had 6 rebounds and also earned 6 dimes. He finished 30.8% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 4-of-13 (16 points). At the conclusion of this game, Turner played 28 min.
Appalachian State has a win-loss record of 2-0 so far this season. The Mountaineers commit 11.5 personal fouls per game and they go 85.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 17.0 times per contest (54th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 11.0 times per game. Appalachian State has scored 186 points on the season (93.0 per contest) and they grab 57.5 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Mountaineers are shooting 50.7% from the field, which has them ranked 52nd in college basketball. The Mountaineers defensively are ranked 107th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 42.0. The Appalachian State defense allows 22.0% on shots from 3-point land (11 of 50) and their opponents are making 50.0% of their foul shots. They give up 9.0 dimes and 28.0 boards per contest, which ranks them 150th and 126th in Division 1. They are forcing their opponents into 17.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 25.4% from the floor (107th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Appalachian State Mountaineers went home victorious with a score of 105-23 when they faced the Carver Cougars. The Mountaineers were able to pull down 37 defensive rebounds and 21 offensive rebounds totaling 58 in this matchup. They also blocked 7 shots while earning 13 steals in the matchup. The Cougars had 14 fouls in this contest which took the Mountaineers to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Appalachian State converted 7 of their 30 tries (23.3%). Overall, the Mountaineers went 39 for 78 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Mountaineers permitted the Cougars to knock down 9 out of 50 tries from the floor which left them shooting 18.0% for the game. They wrapped up this game 22.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 4 of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 1 of 3 from the free throw line (33.3%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Appalachian State allowed Carver to grab 18 in total (2 offensive).
CJ Huntley ended up being a major contributor for the Mountaineers for this contest. He made 3 of 6 for this game for a rate of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 10 points. Huntley pulled down 2 rebounds in his 18 mins and accumulated 2 assists in the game. One more player who saw a lot of court time for Appalachian State was James Lewis. He ended up with 12 points in his 13 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 of 5 from the floor for this contest. Lewis walked away from this one going 80.0% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Appalachian State (+1)
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