Bowling Green Falcons vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Convocation Center (OH) in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green (+5)
The Ohio Bobcats (4-3) play the Bowling Green Falcons (5-2) at Convocation Center (OH) on Wednesday. Ohio opens this matchup as 5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 153.5.
Bowling Green comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 5-2 so far this year. They are turning it over 11.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, Bowling Green is collecting 36.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 92 dimes this season, which has them ranked 175th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Falcons are hitting 38.4% on 3-pointers (63 of 164) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 83.9 points per outing (36th in the nation) on 44.5% from the field. On defense, the Falcons are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 fouls. They are giving up 34.1% on shots from downtown and they are 292nd in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (77.9). The Falcons defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.7% (200 of 428) and they surrender 37.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 249th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 106 surrendered on the campaign.
The Bowling Green Falcons took the court against the Robert Morris Colonials and walked away with a win by a score of 85-65 in their last game. Bowling Green wrapped up the game having earned a 51.5% FG percentage (34 of 66) and knocked down 8 out of their 15 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Falcons converted 9 of their 12 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned 35 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 18 dimes in the matchup as well as getting 4 steals and 2 rejections. When discussing defense, Bowling Green allowed their opponent to shoot 51.5% from the field on 34 of 66 shooting. Robert Morris recorded 13 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. In addition, the Colonials collected 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Robert Morris ended up going 61.9% from the free throw line by burying 13 of 21 tries. They also buried 4 out of their 17 tries from long range.
Justin Turner is a guy who was important in the game. He had 24 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes and pulled down 8 rebounds. Turner finished 47.1% from the floor and dished out 11 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Falcons was Daeqwon Plowden. He pulled down 13 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He finished shooting 70.0% from the floor for the matchup by going 7-of-10 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Plowden played 25 min.
Ohio has a mark of 4-3 for the campaign. The Bobcats commit 16.1 personal fouls every game and they go 63.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.6 times per game (38th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per game. Ohio has accounted for 573 pts for the season (81.9 per game) and they average 35.0 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bobcats are shooting 49.2% from the floor, which is 65th in the nation. The Bobcats on the defensive end are ranked 199th in D-1 in PPG given up with 71.3. The Ohio defense gives up 32.9% on 3-point shots (48 of 146) and their opposition knocks down 74.2% of their free throw shots. They allow 12.9 assists and 33.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is 177th and 98th in those categories on the defensive end. They have forced 16.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (219th in the nation).
In their last game, the Ohio Bobcats took a loss by a score of 90-70 when they played the Akron Zips. The Bobcats earned 12 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 22 in this matchup. They stuffed 2 tries while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Zips committed 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Bobcats to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to knock down 10 of them for a rate of 62.5%. In regard to 3-pointers, Ohio made 8 of 27 attempts (29.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bobcats finished the game shooting 26 out of 62 from the floor which had them shooting 41.9%. The Bobcats allowed the Zips to bury 35 of their 55 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 63.6% in this contest. They finished 56.0% from downtown by shooting 14 of 25 and ended up going 6 out of 9 at the charity stripe (66.7%). With respect to rebounding, Ohio allowed Akron to grab 34 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Jason Preston ended up being a factor for the Bobcats for this game. He converted 6 out of 12 for the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 16 points. Preston pulled down 7 rebounds in his 35 mins and tallied 5 assists for the contest. Another guy who came through for Ohio was Ben Vander Plas. He notched 11 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 out of 13 shooting in the matchup. Plas walked away from this one going 30.8% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bowling Green (+5)
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