Western Michigan Broncos vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Western Michigan (+11.5)
Stroh Center is the venue where and the Bowling Green Falcons (10-7) will play the Western Michigan Broncos (2-11) on Wednesday. Western Michigan opens this contest as 11.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 140.5.
Western Michigan comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 2-11 this year. The Broncos are hitting 30.8% from downtown (77 of 250) and 65.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 62.5 points per outing (331st in D-1) while going 43.3% from the field. They turn it over 14.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.6 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Western Michigan is snagging 33.6 boards per game and has accumulated 146 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 287th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Broncos have forced 10.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.0 fouls. They rank 72nd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 144 surrendered this year. The Broncos defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.0% (340 of 791) and they relinquish 35.8 boards per game as a squad. They give up 30.4% on shots from downtown and they are 206th in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.9).
The Western Michigan Broncos took the court against the Miami RedHawks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 65-56 in their last contest. Western Michigan ended with a 41.7% field goal percentage (25 of 60) and converted 3 of 19 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Broncos buried 3 of 5 tries for a rate of 60.0%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned a total of 32 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 10 dimes in the matchup as well as having 7 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Western Michigan allowed 41.7% from the floor on 25 out of 60 shooting. Miami doled out 12 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, the RedHawks had 39 rebounds (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Miami finished the game shooting 78.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 23 shots. They buried 5 of 19 attempts from beyond the arc.
Greg Lee is one guy who came through for this contest. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 10 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and totaled 7 boards. Lee finished shooting 66.7% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Broncos was B. Artis White. He pulled down 6 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished shooting 33.3% from the floor for the game by going 4-of-12 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, White saw the court for 31 min.
Bowling Green has a mark of 10-7 on the year. As an offensive team, the Falcons are shooting 42.6% from the field, which ranks 259th in the country. Bowling Green has accounted for 1,352 pts so far this season (79.5 per game) and they pull in 38.1 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.6 times per contest (216th in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 10.8 times per contest. The Falcons are committing 17.6 fouls per game and they connect on 75.4% from the charity stripe. The Falcons on the defensive side of the court are 304th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 76.4. The Bowling Green defense allows 34.7% on 3-pointers (139 of 401) and their opponents are making 67.4% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 13.8 assists and 39.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 236th and 330th in D-1. They have forced 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the floor (250th in D-1).
In their last game, the Bowling Green Falcons took a loss by a final score of 84-66 against the Toledo Rockets. The Falcons were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this game. They also rejected 2 tries while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Rockets committed 8 fouls for the game which took the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 5 attempts. They were able to bury 2 of the free throws for a rate of 40.0%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Bowling Green made 8 of their 36 tries (22.2%). Overall, the Falcons shot 28 for 78 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.9%. The Falcons permitted the Rockets to knock down 33 of their 65 tries from the field which had them shooting 50.8% in this matchup. They finished 31.3% from three-point range by connecting on 10 of 32 and ended up shooting 8 out of 13 from the free throw line (61.5%). In regard to rebounding, Bowling Green permitted Toledo to grab 42 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Justin Turner ended up being a major contributor for the Falcons for this contest. He knocked down 5 out of 18 for this contest giving him a rate of 27.8%, which earned him 11 points. Turner snagged 2 rebounds in his 37 minutes and had 5 dimes in this game. Another guy that played a role for Bowling Green was Daeqwon Plowden. He ended up finishing with 9 points in 30 minutes on the court via 4 out of 11 shooting for this game. Plowden ended the game having shot 36.4% from the field as well as totaling 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bowling Green (-11.5)
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