Bowling Green Falcons vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green (+10.5)
Savage Arena is the venue where and the Toledo Rockets (16-5) will play the Bowling Green Falcons (10-9) on Saturday. Bowling Green opens this contest as 10.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 156.5.
Bowling Green enters this matchup with a mark of 10-9 on the year. They have an average of 78.4 points per contest (49th in Division 1) while shooting 42.3% from the floor. The Falcons are shooting 32.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (155 of 476) and 74.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Bowling Green is snagging 37.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 244 dimes on the year, which ranks 121st in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 10.4 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.4 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Falcons are able to force 13.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 292nd in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 265 surrendered on the campaign. The Falcons are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.2% (525 of 1,162) and they surrender 39.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 35.2% on 3-point shots and they rank 295th in college basketball in points per game allowed (76.1).
The Bowling Green Falcons faced the Kent State Golden Flashes and ended up losing by a score of 71-67 in their last contest. Bowling Green finished the game with a 40.0% field goal percentage (26 out of 65) and made 9 out of their 30 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Falcons buried 6 of their 8 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected 33 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 15 assists for this contest while earning 8 steals and 3 blocks. In terms of defense, Bowling Green allowed the other team to go 40.0% from the floor on 26 of 65 shooting. Kent State totaled 14 assists and had 7 steals in the game. In addition, the Golden Flashes snagged 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Kent State walked away from this one shooting 92.3% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 13 shots. They made 7 out of their 22 attempts from downtown.
Justin Turner is a guy who was a factor in this matchup. He racked up 18 points on 7 of 19 shooting. He played for 39 mins played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Turner walked away from this one shooting 36.8% from the floor and distributed 5 dimes. One more player that came through in the game for the Falcons was Daeqwon Plowden. He snagged 8 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He finished 42.9% from the floor for this contest by shooting 6-of-14 (15 points). When all was said and done, Plowden played for 31 min.
Toledo has a mark of 16-5 on the season. Toledo has accounted for 1,689 pts this season (80.4 per contest) and they snag 37.9 boards per contest. The Rockets commit 15.5 personal fouls per game while shooting 77.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Rockets are connecting on 45.2% from the field, which is ranked 132nd in the country. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.3 times per contest (32nd in Division 1) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per contest. The Rockets on the defensive side of the court are 211th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 71.4. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the floor (153rd in the country). The Toledo defense gives up 29.6% on shots from distance (158 of 534) and their opponents are knocking down 72.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 12.6 assists and 36.6 boards every game, which has them ranked 155th and 247th in those categories on the defensive end.
For their last game, the Toledo Rockets went home defeated by a final of 81-67 against the Ball State Cardinals. The Rockets collected 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 36 in the matchup. They also rejected 2 tries while recording 7 steals for this game. The Cardinals had 17 personal fouls in this game which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for 19 tries. They were able to make 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 84.2%. Concerning 3-point attempts, Toledo made 7 out of their 32 tries (21.9%). When the game finished, the Rockets went 22 for 67 from the field which gave them a rate of 32.8%. The Rockets permitted the Cardinals to make 27 out of their 67 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.3% in the game. They shot 40.5% from three-point range by going 15 out of 37 and ended up shooting 12 of 16 from the charity stripe (75.0%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Toledo allowed Ball State to grab 43 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
JT Shumate was important for the Rockets for the matchup. He knocked down 5 out of 11 in this game giving him a rate of 45.5%, which had him finishing with 13 points. Shumate had 5 boards in his 30 mins played and earned 2 assists in the game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Toledo was Setric Millner. He scored 11 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 out of 10 shooting for this game. Millner ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor while contributing 2 dimes and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bowling Green (+10.5)
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