Buffalo Bulls vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo (+2.5)
Stroh Center is the site where and the Bowling Green Falcons (3-1) will play the Buffalo Bulls (1-1) on Sunday. The spread on this matchup has Bowling Green as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 155.5.
Buffalo comes into this contest with a record of 1-1 for the season. They turn the ball over 14.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 22.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Buffalo is collecting 41.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 26 dimes this season, which has them ranked 217th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Bulls are hitting 25.6% on three-point attempts (10 of 39) and 59.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 74.0 points per game (155th in the nation) while connecting on 43.9% from the field. Defensively, the Bulls are able to force 14.5 turnovers per game and they draw 17.5 fouls. They currently rank 99th in college basketball in giving up assists with 28 surrendered for the campaign. The Bulls defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.1% (53 of 123) and they relinquish 40.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They give up 17.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 167th in college hoops in PPG allowed (71.5).
The Buffalo Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Army Black Knights and took a loss by a score of 78-74 in their last contest. Buffalo finished the game with a 45.5% FG percentage (30 out of 66) and converted 5 out of their 18 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Bulls buried 9 of 14 tries for a percentage of 64.3%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 34 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 assists in the game while getting 9 steals and 5 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Buffalo allowed 45.5% from the field on 30 out of 66. Army doled out 18 dimes and 8 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Black Knights collected 31 boards (2 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Army finished shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by making 14 of their 21 tries. They also converted 4 of their 22 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Ronaldo Segu is a guy who saw a lot of minutes in this contest. He accumulated 18 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes and totaled 4 boards. Segu finished the game shooting 43.8% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of court time in this contest for the Bulls was Jayvon Graves. He pulled down 6 boards and earned 2 assists. He ended up shooting 31.3% from the floor for this contest by shooting 5-of-16 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Graves saw the court for 37 minutes.
Bowling Green has a record of 3-1 on the campaign. The Falcons have committed 15.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 82.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.3 times per game (160th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 13.8 times per game. Bowling Green has 349 pts this season (87.3 per contest) and they pull in 39.3 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Falcons are shooting 46.2% from the floor, which is 165th in Division 1. The Falcons on defense are ranked 242nd in the country in PPG allowed with 79.3. The Bowling Green defense surrenders 38.9% on shots from distance (42 of 108) and opponents are making 71.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 18.5 assists and 35.5 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 269th and 144th in college hoops. They are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.0% from the floor (212th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Bowling Green Falcons took home the win by a final score of 88-67 when they played the Purdue Northwest Pride. The Falcons recorded 27 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 37 for the contest. They rejected 2 shots while recording 6 steals in this game. The Pride had 18 personal fouls for the game which got the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. When talking about three-point shots, Bowling Green converted 10 of their 25 tries (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Falcons went 33 out of 66 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Falcons permitted the Pride to knock down 28 of their 64 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.8% for this contest. They went 31.6% from three-point range by going 6 of 19 and finished the contest at 5 of 12 from the charity stripe (41.7%). Regarding how they rebounded, Bowling Green allowed Purdue Northwest to snag 28 in total (11 offensive).
Justin Turner ended up being important for the Falcons in the game. He converted 7 of 15 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 46.7%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Turner snagged 6 boards in his 33 minutes and had 5 assists in this game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Bowling Green was Caleb Fields. He accumulated 12 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 10 from the floor for the contest. Fields walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Bowling Green (-2.5) and under 155.5 points
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