Bowling Green Falcons vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 1/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Miami RedHawks
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: Millett Hall in Oxford, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green (-5)
The Miami RedHawks (5-4) play the Bowling Green Falcons (10-4) at Millett Hall on Thursday. Bowling Green opens this contest as 5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 142.5.
Bowling Green steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 10-4 on the season. They average 79.9 points per game (48th in D-1) while hitting 42.9% from the floor. The Falcons are hitting 34.3% on 3-point shots (114 of 332) and 76.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Bowling Green is collecting 38.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 186 assists for the year, which is 89th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.2 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Falcons are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They surrender 33.0% on 3-point attempts and they are 244th in college hoops in opponents points per game (73.0). The Falcons defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.4% (369 of 850) and they surrender 39.1 boards per contest as a group. They are 282nd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 185 surrendered on the year.
The Bowling Green Falcons faced the Akron Zips and went home with a loss by a final score of 69-57 in their last contest. Bowling Green finished the game having earned a 33.3% field goal percentage (23 of 69) and knocked down 8 of 28 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Falcons buried 3 of 5 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In terms of grabbing boards, they collected 35 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists in the matchup while earning 6 steals and 3 blocked shots. In regard to defense, Bowling Green allowed the other team to shoot 33.3% from the floor on 23 of 69 shooting. Akron distributed 12 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Moreover, the Zips snagged 44 rebounds (10 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Akron finished the game at 89.5% when shooting free throws by burying 17 of their 19 attempts. They knocked down 8 of their 24 attempts from distance.
Daeqwon Plowden is a guy who played a role in the matchup. He walked away with 14 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He played 34 mins played and grabbed 8 rebounds. Plowden shot 43.8% from the floor and earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Falcons was Kaden Metheny. He snagged 2 rebounds and also totaled 2 assists. He finished the game at 41.7% from the field in this matchup by shooting 5-of-12 (14 points). When this game wrapped up, Metheny was on the court for 26 minutes.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 5-4 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the RedHawks are connecting on 41.7% from the floor, which is 291st in college hoops. Miami has totaled 616 pts this year (68.4 per contest) and they pull down 32.9 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.8 times per contest (277th in the country) and they turn it over 10.0 times per contest. The RedHawks have committed 16.1 fouls per game and they connect on 72.1% from the free throw line. The RedHawks on the defensive side of the court are 156th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 69.4. They have allowed 14.6 dimes and 35.7 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 273rd and 205th in college hoops. The Miami defense allows 35.6% on 3-pointers (72 of 202) and their opponents are knocking down 71.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the field (281st in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the Miami RedHawks went home victorious with a score of 81-71 when they faced the Ball State Cardinals. The RedHawks corralled 20 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for the contest. They blocked 5 shots while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Cardinals were called for 26 personal fouls in this matchup which took the RedHawks to the free throw line for a total of 38 tries. They were able to make 27 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.1%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Miami buried 8 out of their 22 tries (36.4%). When this game wrapped up, the RedHawks shot 23 out of 56 from the floor which had them shooting 41.1%. The RedHawks permitted the Cardinals to bury 22 out of 51 attempts from the field which had them shooting 43.1% for this contest. They went 42.1% from downtown by shooting 8 of 19 and finished the game at 19 of 19 from the charity stripe (100.0%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Miami allowed Ball State to pull down 32 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Dalonte Brown was important for the RedHawks in the matchup. He knocked down 6 of 14 for the matchup giving him a rate of 42.9%, which gave him 17 points. Brown pulled down 4 rebounds in his 23 mins and totaled 2 dimes for this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Miami was James Beck. He accumulated 17 points in 24 minutes played by going 6 of 10 from the floor for the contest. Beck walked away from this one going 60.0% from the field as well as collecting 2 dimes and 11 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami (+5) and over 142.5 points
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