Miami RedHawks vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 3/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+6)
Stroh Center is the venue where and the Bowling Green Falcons (14-9) will take on the Miami RedHawks (11-10) on Tuesday. Bowling Green opens this contest as 6-point favorites. The total has been set at 147.5.
Miami enters this matchup with a mark of 11-10 so far this season. They turn the ball over 10.6 times per game and as a team they commit 16.9 fouls per game. As a team, Miami is pulling in 34.4 boards per game and has accounted for 252 assists this year, which has them ranked 230th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The RedHawks are shooting 36.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (181 of 497) and 76.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 72.2 points per outing (159th in the country) while hitting 43.7% from the field. On the defensive end, the RedHawks are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 16.5 fouls. They are 220th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 289 surrendered this season. The RedHawks are giving up a FG percentage of 45.5% (546 of 1,200) and they relinquish 34.4 boards per game as a group. They give up 35.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 209th in D-1 in opponents PPG (71.1).
The Miami RedHawks took the court against the Kent State Golden Flashes and ended up losing by a score of 64-51 in their last game. Miami finished the contest with a 34.5% FG percentage (19 out of 55) and buried 8 out of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the RedHawks made 5 of 8 tries for a percentage of 62.5%. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled 25 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 dimes for the contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding the defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 44.1% from the floor on 26 of 59 shooting. Kent State distributed 11 assists and had 2 steals for this game. Furthurmore, Kent State pulled down 43 rebounds (11 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Kent State finished the game shooting 85.7% at the free throw line by converting 6 of 7 tries. They also converted 6 out of their 16 tries from distance.
Myja White is one player who was a contributor for this game. He accumulated 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 33 mins played and pulled down 2 rebounds. White walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the RedHawks was Dalonte Brown. He snagged 4 rebounds in his 20 min on the court. He finished the game at 36.4% from the floor in this game by going 4-of-11 (11 points). When the game finished, Brown finished the game without a dime.
Bowling Green has a win-loss mark of 14-9 this year. Bowling Green has totaled 1,817 pts this season (79.0 per contest) and they collect 37.8 rebounds per game. The Falcons commit 17.0 fouls per contest while shooting 74.0% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Falcons are connecting on 42.8% from the floor, which ranks them 246th in the country. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.0 times per game (192nd in the nation) and they cough up possession 10.4 times per game. The Falcons on the defensive end are ranked 284th in college basketball in points given up per game with 75.1. The Bowling Green defense gives up 33.8% on shots from distance (186 of 550) and their opposition knocks down 69.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 13.7 dimes and 38.7 boards per contest, which is ranked 235th and 314th in D-1. They are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (236th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bowling Green Falcons walked away with a victory by a final of 83-71 against the Akron Zips. The Falcons pulled down 23 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 34 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Zips were called for 19 personal fouls in the game which got the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to make 14 of them for a clip of 73.7%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Bowling Green buried 7 of 23 tries (30.4%). Overall, the Falcons finished 31 out of 67 from the field which had them shooting 46.3%. The Falcons permitted the Zips to convert 21 out of their 61 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.4% in this contest. They went 25.9% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 out of 27 and finished the contest at 22 of 31 at the free throw line (71.0%). In reference to team rebounding, Bowling Green permitted Akron to pull down 38 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Justin Turner ended up being a factor for the Falcons for the contest. He converted 7 of 16 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 43.8%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Turner tallied 19 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in the matchup. Someone else that was important for Bowling Green was Kaden Metheny. He ended up with 5 assists in his 37 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 6 out of 12 from the floor. Metheny finished going 50.0% from the floor while also earning 15 points and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bowling Green (-6)
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