Bowling Green vs Western Michigan Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: University Arena in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Western Michigan +2.5
The Bowling Green Falcons travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Bowling Green as 2.5 point favorites.
Bowling Green heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 72.0 per game. Western Michigan has an overall mark of 8-8. They are averaging 71.8 points per contest and giving up 72.8, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 5-8-1 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 6-7-1 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dylan Frye averages 14.4 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Daeqwon Plowden comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Brandon Johnson averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Michael Flowers averages 17.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons allow 72.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 245th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 103rd and 298th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 311th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 131st place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 120th in the nation. Bowling Green averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 85th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 251st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 246th in D-1. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 196th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 346th with 10.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 268th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 203rd and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 140th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 315th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 82nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game. Western Michigan is 174th in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 279th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 289th in the nation. They are 230th in the country in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game and 302nd in assists per contest with 11.4. The Broncos are 311th in turnovers per game with 11.8.
The Falcons are 127th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.2. In terms of pace they are 94th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 251st. As a team they are 250th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 204th in Division 1. Bowling Green is 349th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 307th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 100.6, which is ranked 198th. They are 201st in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 266th. As a unit they are 205th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 108th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bowling Green/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Western Michigan +2.5
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