Bowling Green Falcons vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 11/25/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green (+14)
Crisler Center is the venue where and the Michigan Wolverines (19-12 last year) will take on the Bowling Green Falcons (21-10 last season) on Wednesday. Bowling Green opens this game as 14-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 150.5.
The Bowling Green Falcons faced the Buffalo Bulls and went home with a loss by a final score of 88-84 in their last game of the season. Bowling Green walked away from the game having earned a 40.3% field goal percentage (29 out of 72) and made 12 of their 29 three-point attempts. When shot from the charity stripe, the Falcons buried 14 of 16 tries for a percentage of 87.5%. In regard to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 42 with 15 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists in the game as well as earning 4 steals and 2 rejections. Pertaining to the defense, Bowling Green allowed the other team to go 40.3% from the field by connecting on 29 of 72. Buffalo doled out 10 assists and 10 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Bulls grabbed 34 boards (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Buffalo finished the game shooting 56.3% at the free throw line by burying 9 of their 16 attempts. They also knocked down 5 of their 16 attempts from beyond the arc. Justin Turner is someone who played a role for the contest. He ended up finishing with 23 points on 5 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes and snagged 3 boards. Turner shot 35.7% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. One more player that played big minutes in the matchup for the Falcons was Dylan Frye. He grabbed 7 rebounds and collected 5 dimes. He ended up going 38.9% from the floor for this game by going 7-of-18 (20 points). Overall, Frye was on the hardwood for 32 min.
Bowling Green steps onto the hardwood after finishing with a win-loss mark of 21-10 last season. They turned it over 11.1 times per game and as a basketball team committed 17.6 personal fouls every game. As a basketball team Bowling Green collected 39.9 boards per contest and accumulated 380 assists throughout last season, which had them ranked 257th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Falcons shot 33.8% on three-point shots (242 of 717) and 75.2% from the charity stripe. They averaged 74.5 points per outing (90th in the country) while hitting 41.8% from the field. Defensively the Falcons forced 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 17.1 personal fouls. They conceded 32.9% on 3-pointers and they were ranked 273rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (72.9). The Falcons allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 42.0% (797 of 1,898) and they conceded 38.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They were 28th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 318 surrendered last year.
When they last played, the Michigan Wolverines took a loss by a final score of 83-70 against the Maryland Terrapins. The Wolverines were able to pull down 17 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 20 for the matchup. They also blocked 2 attempts while recording 4 steals in this game. The Terrapins had 15 fouls in this game which got the Wolverines to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.0%. In reference to 3-point shots, Michigan buried 6 of their 20 tries (30.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Wolverines shot 24 for 50 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.0%. The Wolverines permitted the Terrapins to convert 28 out of their 50 attempts from the field which left them shooting 56.0% for this game. They finished 40.0% from beyond the arc via 8 out of 20 and ended up shooting 19 out of 25 at the free throw line (76.0%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Michigan allowed Maryland to get 28 overall (6 on the offensive glass). Eli Brooks ended up having an impact for the Wolverines for the matchup. He converted 2 out of 6 in this matchup giving him a rate of 33.3%, which had him sitting at 6 points. Brooks collected 2 rebounds in his 35 mins played and added 2 dimes in this game. One more player who was a determining factor for Michigan was Zavier Simpson. He walked away with 13 points in his 34 minutes on the court by going 6 of 10 from the floor for the game. Simpson walked away from this one going 60.0% from the field as well as contributing 6 assists and 7 rebounds.
Michigan had a win-loss mark of 19-12 last season. Michigan tallied 2,326 points last season (75.0 per contest) and they snagged 36.1 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution the Wolverines hit 46.2% from the field, which had them ranked 49th in the country. The Wolverines were responsible for committing 15.2 fouls every game while shooting 71.7% from the free throw line. They assisted teammates 14.6 times per contest (54th in the country) and they lost possession via turnover 10.7 times per game. The Wolverines were ranked 146th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 68.3. The Michigan perimeter defense conceded 32.3% from downtown (173 of 535) and their opponents made 69.3% of their free throw shots. They forced 11.3 TO's per game and let teams shoot 42.3% from the field (143rd in D-1). They surrendered 10.2 assists and 35.3 rebounds per contest, which had them ranked 22nd and 203rd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bowling Green (+14)
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