Bowling Green Falcons vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 2/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green (-7.5)
Convocation Center is the site where and the Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-9) will take on the Bowling Green Falcons (12-9) on Tuesday. Eastern Michigan opens this contest as 7.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 145.
Bowling Green comes into this one with a win-loss record of 12-9 so far this season. They currently have an average of 78.7 pts per contest (43rd in the nation) while connecting on 42.5% from the floor. The Falcons are shooting 32.6% on shots from beyond the arc (172 of 527) and 74.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Bowling Green is snagging 37.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 269 dimes on the year, which is 139th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 10.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.9 fouls per game. On defense, the Falcons are able to force 14.3 turnovers per game and they draw 17.2 fouls. They are surrendering 34.1% on three-point shots and they are 291st in college basketball in PPG allowed (75.6). The Falcons defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.1% (581 of 1,288) and they surrender 39.0 boards per contest as a unit. They are 280th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 295 conceded on the year.
The Bowling Green Falcons took the court against the Ball State Cardinals and went home with a win by a final score of 75-62 in their last contest. Bowling Green finished the game having earned a 39.2% field goal percentage (29 of 74) and knocked down 7 out of their 27 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Falcons converted 10 of their 13 shots for a rate of 76.9%. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned 36 with 17 of them being offensive. They also distributed 12 dimes in this game in addition to earning 9 steals and 4 blocked shots. When talking about defense, Bowling Green allowed the other team to go 39.2% from the floor on 29 out of 74 shooting. Ball State distributed 14 dimes and had 2 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Cardinals snagged 33 boards (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Ball State shot 83.3% at the charity stripe by converting 5 of 6 attempts. They knocked down 5 out of their 23 tries from beyond the arc.
Justin Turner is one player who played a role for the matchup. He ended up with 27 points on 11 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and also pulled down 3 boards. Turner shot 64.7% from the floor and earned 3 assists. Another guy that played a role in this matchup for the Falcons was Kaden Metheny. He pulled down 3 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished shooting 53.8% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 7-of-13 (21 points). Overall, Metheny played 28 min.
Eastern Michigan has a win-loss mark of 4-9 this year. Eastern Michigan has 911 pts on the year (70.1 per contest) and they average 34.1 rebounds per contest. The Eagles commit 15.8 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 76.0% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Eagles are shooting 40.6% from the floor, which ranks 324th in college hoops. They are assisting teammates 10.7 times per game (322nd in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per game. The Eagles on the defensive end are ranked 280th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 74.9. They are able to force 16.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.8% from the floor (331st in D-1). The Eastern Michigan defense allows 35.9% on shots from 3-point land (118 of 329) and their opponents are making 66.7% of their free throw shots. They have given up 17.4 assists and 37.5 total boards per game, which ranks them 339th and 284th in those categories on the defensive end.
The last time they took the court, the Eastern Michigan Eagles took a loss by a final score of 64-51 against the Kent State Golden Flashes. The Eagles were able to collect 18 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 22 for this game. They also blocked 2 shots while recording 11 steals for the contest. The Golden Flashes committed 14 fouls in the game which got the Eagles to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of those for a clip of 80.0%. In terms of 3-pointers, Eastern Michigan knocked down 5 out of their 19 tries (26.3%). In all, the Eagles ended up shooting 19 out of 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.2%. The Eagles permitted the Golden Flashes to knock down 24 out of 53 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.3% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 32.0% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 25 and ended up shooting 8 out of 11 from the charity stripe (72.7%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Eastern Michigan allowed Kent State to snag 37 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Yeikson Montero pitched in for the Eagles for this contest. He knocked down 5 out of 15 in this game for a field goal rate of 33.3%, which got him 15 points. Montero grabbed 3 rebounds in his 33 mins and tallied 2 dimes for this contest. An additional guy that was important for Eastern Michigan was Ty Groce. He totaled 13 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 of 11 shooting in this game. Groce wrapped this one up going 45.5% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan (+7.5)
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