Kent State Golden Flashes vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 2/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Kent State (+1)
The Bowling Green Falcons (10-8) play the Kent State Golden Flashes (10-5) at Stroh Center on Tuesday. Bowling Green opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 157.
Kent State comes into this contest with a mark of 10-5 for the year. The Golden Flashes are shooting 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc (130 of 386) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 80.5 points per game (29th in Division 1) on 45.6% from the field. They turn the ball over 13.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Kent State is collecting 40.6 boards per game and has accounted for 227 assists so far this season, which is 145th in college hoops in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Golden Flashes are able to force 13.2 turnovers every game and they draw 17.0 fouls. They are 123rd in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 186 surrendered so far this season. The Golden Flashes are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.6% (381 of 915) and they surrender 33.1 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 33.1% on 3-point shots and they are 232nd in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (72.2).
The Kent State Golden Flashes faced the Akron Zips and went home with a loss by a final score of 72-61 in their last contest. Kent State ended with a 34.8% FG percentage (23 of 66) and made 6 of their 27 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Golden Flashes made 9 of 12 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 32 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 10 dimes for the contest as well as earning 6 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding defending, Kent State allowed the other team to shoot 34.8% from the floor on 23 of 66 shooting. Akron distributed 14 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Zips totaled 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Akron finished shooting 63.6% from the charity stripe by making 7 of 11 tries. They made 11 of their 25 attempts from long range.
Danny Pippen is one player who was a factor in this contest. He ended up with 17 points on 6 of 20 shooting. He played 38 mins and also collected 11 boards. Pippen finished 30.0% from the floor and distributed 5 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in this contest for the Golden Flashes was Giovanni Santiago. He collected 2 boards and also accumulated 3 assists. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 4-of-9 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Santiago was on the court for 34 min.
Bowling Green has a win-loss mark of 10-8 on the year. As an offensive team, the Falcons are hitting on 42.4% from the field, which has them ranked 267th in college basketball. Bowling Green has earned 1,422 points for the year (79.0 per game) and they snag 37.5 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 12.7 times per game (213th in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 10.4 times per game. The Falcons commit 17.6 fouls every game and they shoot 74.7% from the charity stripe. The Falcons on the defensive end are ranked 297th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 76.3. They are forcing their opponents into 14.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (262nd in D-1). The Bowling Green defense gives up 35.4% on 3-pointers (151 of 427) and opponents are making 67.8% of their foul shots. They allow 13.9 dimes and 39.1 boards per game, which ranks them 244th and 321st in those categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Bowling Green Falcons took a loss by a final score of 76-70 when they played the Western Michigan Broncos. The Falcons were able to collect 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this matchup. They also blocked 2 attempts while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The Broncos had 13 personal fouls for the game which got the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They were able to convert 8 of them for a percentage of 57.1%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Bowling Green made 8 of their 28 attempts (28.6%). Overall, the Falcons finished the game shooting 27 out of 67 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.3%. The Falcons permitted the Broncos to convert 27 of 56 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.2% for this contest. They finished 46.2% from beyond the arc via 12 out of 26 and ended up shooting 10 of 13 at the free throw line (76.9%). When discussing rebounding, Bowling Green permitted Western Michigan to pull down 37 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Justin Turner ended up being a major contributor for the Falcons for the game. He converted 9 of 17 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 52.9%, which earned him 25 points. Turner had 6 boards in his 37 mins and added 2 dimes for the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Bowling Green was Daeqwon Plowden. He notched 18 points in his 29 minutes on the court by going 8 out of 17 shooting for the contest. Plowden ended up shooting 47.1% from the floor while contributing 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bowling Green (-1)
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