Bowling Green Falcons vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 3/5/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: Convocation Center (OH) in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green (-1)
The Bowling Green Falcons (14-10) go to Convocation Center (OH) on Friday where they'll meet the Ohio Bobcats (13-7). Ohio opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 153.
Bowling Green will take the court with a mark of 14-10 for the campaign. They turn it over 10.4 times per game and as a team they commit 17.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Bowling Green is pulling in 38.2 boards per contest and has earned 310 dimes on the year, which is 128th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Falcons are connecting on 32.9% on shots from distance (204 of 621) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 79.0 pts per contest (37th in the country) while connecting on 42.3% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Falcons are able to force 14.3 turnovers every game and they draw 17.2 fouls. They are surrendering 34.1% on 3-point attempts and they are 290th in college hoops in points per game allowed (75.5). The Falcons are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.8% (657 of 1,467) and they relinquish 38.9 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 293rd in college basketball in giving up assists with 331 surrendered this year.
The Bowling Green Falcons took the court against the Miami RedHawks and took a loss by a final of 84-79 in their last contest. Bowling Green wrapped up the contest with a 34.9% field goal percentage (29 of 83) and converted 10 of their 40 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Falcons converted 11 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 68.8%. In relation to rebounding, they collected a total of 45 with 18 of them being offensive. They also distributed 11 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 11 steals. In relation to defending, Bowling Green allowed the other team to shoot 46.0% from the floor on 29 of 63 shooting. Miami earned 16 assists and had 3 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Miami collected 42 rebounds (7 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Miami finished 88.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 18 tries. They also knocked down 10 of 25 shots from distance.
Daeqwon Plowden is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He ended up scoring 19 points on 5 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes and also totaled 18 rebounds. Plowden shot 29.4% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this contest for the Falcons was Trey Diggs. He grabbed 6 rebounds in his 28 minutes on the basketball court. He ended up going 37.5% from the floor in this game by going 6-of-16 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Diggs went home without an assist.
Ohio has a mark of 13-7 so far this year. Ohio has accumulated 1,604 pts on the campaign (80.2 per game) and they snag 34.5 rebounds per game. The Bobcats are committing 16.0 fouls per game and they hit 70.3% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Bobcats are shooting 48.4% from the field, which has them ranked 36th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 18.1 times per contest (7th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per game. The Bobcats defensively are ranked 262nd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 73.7. They are forcing 14.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (250th in college basketball). The Ohio defense gives up 35.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (162 of 460) and their opponents are knocking down 75.7% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 14.6 assists and 33.6 rebounds every game, which ranks them 284th and 115th in college hoops.
For their last game, the Ohio Bobcats took a loss by a score of 86-66 when they played the Buffalo Bulls. The Bobcats snagged 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 5 steals in the matchup. The Bulls committed 17 fouls for the contest which got the Bobcats to the free throw line for 13 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 92.3%. When talking about shots from downtown, Ohio made 4 of 24 attempts (16.7%). When all was said and done, the Bobcats walked away from this one shooting 25 for 67 from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.3%. The Bobcats allowed the Bulls to convert 36 of 67 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.7% for the matchup. They finished 40.0% from three-point range by going 6 out of 15 and finished the contest at 8 of 13 from the free throw line (61.5%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Ohio permitted Buffalo to grab 38 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Ben Roderick pitched in for the Bobcats for the game. He made 7 of 13 in this contest giving him a rate of 53.8%, and had 4 rebounds. Roderick recorded 15 points in his 26 mins on the hardwood, but wasn't able to tally an assist. An additional guy that played a role for Ohio was Jason Preston. He wrapped the game up with 6 assists in 29 mins played, and he put in 4 out of 10 from the floor. Preston ended up shooting 40.0% from the field while earning 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bowling Green (-1)
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