Bowling Green Falcons vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 1/15/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Location: Alumni Arena in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green (+4)
Alumni Arena is the venue where and the Buffalo Bulls (5-3) will take on the Bowling Green Falcons (9-3) on Friday. Buffalo opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 160.
Bowling Green comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 9-3 on the season. The Falcons are hitting 35.8% from downtown (101 of 282) and 77.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 82.1 pts per game (27th in D-1) while shooting 44.8% from the field. They are turning it over 11.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.8 fouls per game. As a team, Bowling Green is snagging 37.3 boards per game and is sitting with 165 dimes so far this season, which is 85th in the nation in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Falcons have forced 14.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They give up 34.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 256th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (73.7). The Falcons defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.7% (324 of 725) and they surrender 37.8 boards per game as a group. They are 279th in D-1 in giving up assists with 162 relinquished for the season.
The Bowling Green Falcons faced off with the Ball State Cardinals and took a loss by a score of 88-64 in their last game. Bowling Green finished having earned a 38.9% FG percentage (21 of 54) and knocked down 5 of their 24 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Falcons buried 17 of 26 attempts for a rate of 65.4%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected 24 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 dimes for this game while having 11 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing defense, Bowling Green allowed 38.9% from the field on 21 of 54 shooting. Ball State doled out 16 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Cardinals snagged 39 boards (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Ball State finished 73.7% at the charity stripe by converting 14 of their 19 attempts. They also buried 12 of 26 attempts from distance.
Justin Turner is one guy who came through for the contest. He finished with 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and snagged 4 boards. Turner ended up going 50.0% from the floor and distributed 5 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Falcons was Jacob Washington. He totaled 2 boards and collected 2 assists. He went 80.0% from the floor for this contest by going 4-of-5 (9 points). When the game finished, Washington played for 9 minutes.
Buffalo has a win-loss mark of 5-3 this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Bulls are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks them 112th in college basketball. Buffalo has 664 pts so far this year (83.0 per game) and they collect 44.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.6 times per game (69th in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. The Bulls are responsible for committing 20.3 personal fouls per contest and they hit 64.2% from the charity stripe. The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 284th in the country in PPG surrendered with 75.0. The Buffalo defense gives up 27.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (45 of 166) and their opposition makes 73.3% of their free throw shots. They concede 12.1 dimes and 36.5 rebounds every game, which ranks them 128th and 239th in those defensive categories. They are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (133rd in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Buffalo Bulls got the victory with a final of 85-69 when they faced the Western Michigan Broncos. The Bulls were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this contest. They blocked 3 tries while earning 7 steals in the game. The Broncos had 13 fouls for the game which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 13 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of them for a rate of 69.2%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Buffalo knocked down 10 out of their 22 tries (45.5%). When the game finished, the Bulls walked away from this one shooting 33 out of 71 from the field which had them sitting at 46.5%. The Bulls permitted the Broncos to make 26 of their 58 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 44.8% for this contest. They finished 44.4% from distance by going 8 out of 18 and ended up shooting 9 out of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Buffalo permitted Western Michigan to grab 34 in all (6 offensive).
Jeenathan Williams ended up being a major contributor for the Bulls in the matchup. He made 10 out of 17 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 58.8%, which had him finishing with 25 points. Williams collected 14 rebounds in his 32 mins and added 3 assists in this contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Buffalo was Jayvon Graves. He accumulated 14 points in 36 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 15 from the floor for the contest. Graves wrapped this one up going 33.3% from the field while also contributing 3 dimes and 7 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Buffalo (-4) and over 160 points
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