Bowling Green Falcons vs Ball State Cardinals Prediction, 2/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green (+1)
Worthen Arena is the venue where and the Ball State Cardinals (7-9) will play the Bowling Green Falcons (11-9) on Tuesday. Ball State opens this game as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 149.
Bowling Green enters this game with a win-loss mark of 11-9 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 10.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Bowling Green is collecting 37.5 boards per game and has accounted for 257 assists this season, which is 126th in the nation in terms of passing. The Falcons are hitting 33.0% from downtown (165 of 500) and 74.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 78.9 pts per contest (42nd in the nation) while going 42.6% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Falcons are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 294th in college basketball in giving up assists with 281 conceded this year. The Falcons defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.0% (555 of 1,232) and they concede 39.2 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 34.7% from beyond the arc and they are 298th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (76.3).
The Bowling Green Falcons played the Toledo Rockets and earned the victory with a final of 88-81 in their last contest. Bowling Green wrapped up the game with a 49.2% FG percentage (31 out of 63) and made 10 out of their 24 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Falcons buried 16 of 22 shots for a rate of 72.7%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 37 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists in this matchup while earning 6 steals and 2 rejections. Concerning defense, Bowling Green let their opponent shoot 49.2% from the field on 31 of 63 shooting. Toledo earned 16 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Rockets grabbed 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Toledo walked away from this one shooting 90.9% from the free throw line by making 10 of 11 attempts. They also converted 11 of their 38 shots from downtown.
Daeqwon Plowden is someone who was a factor in the game. He accumulated 22 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He played 37 minutes played and also grabbed 9 rebounds. Plowden walked away from this one shooting 70.0% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Falcons was Justin Turner. He pulled down 5 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He shot 35.3% from the floor in this contest by shooting 6-of-17 (21 points). At the conclusion of this game, Turner played 32 minutes.
Ball State has a win-loss mark of 7-9 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Cardinals are shooting 42.4% from the field, which is ranked 267th in D-1. Ball State has accumulated 1,132 pts on the year (70.8 per contest) and they average 36.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 12.8 times per contest (215th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.9 times per contest. The Cardinals have committed 18.9 fouls every game while shooting 71.8% from the charity stripe. The Cardinals on defense are ranked 246th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 72.9. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (146th in college basketball). The Ball State defense allows 29.9% on shots from beyond the arc (108 of 361) and their opposition knocks down 68.4% of their free throw shots. They concede 12.4 dimes and 38.6 rebounds per game, which is ranked 141st and 313th in D-1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Ball State Cardinals walked away with a victory by a final of 81-67 when they played the Toledo Rockets. The Cardinals corralled 34 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 43 for this contest. They turned away 2 tries while recording 4 steals for this contest. The Rockets had 15 fouls for the contest which got the Cardinals to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Ball State buried 15 of their 37 attempts (40.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cardinals finished shooting 27 for 67 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.3%. The Cardinals allowed the Rockets to convert 22 out of their 67 tries from the floor which had them shooting 32.8% for this game. They finished shooting 21.9% from distance by going 7 of 32 and ended up shooting 16 of 19 at the charity stripe (84.2%). In relation to attacking the glass, Ball State allowed Toledo to pull down 36 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Jarron Coleman was important for the Cardinals for the matchup. He knocked down 6 of 12 for the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which got him 19 points. Coleman pulled down 9 boards in his 32 mins and accumulated 4 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Ball State was Luke Bumbalough. He ended up with 14 points in 34 minutes on the court via 5 out of 12 from the floor for this game. Bumbalough walked away from this one going 41.7% from the field while totaling 4 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bowling Green (+1)
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