Bowling Green Falcons vs Akron Zips Prediction, 2/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Akron Zips
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
James A. Rhodes Arena is where the Akron Zips (17-9) will meet the Bowling Green Falcons (12-15) on Tuesday.
The Bowling Green Falcons took the court against Ball State and ended up losing by a score of 91-82 in their last contest. Bowling Green finished the game having earned a 43.3% field goal percentage (29 of 67) and knocked down 5 of 25 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Falcons made 19 of their 27 tries for a rate of 70.4%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 34 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 13 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In the matter of the defense, Bowling Green allowed 44.4% from the field on 28 out of 63 shooting. Ball State distributed 15 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. Additionally, Ball State grabbed 39 rebounds (10 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Ball State walked away from this one shooting 80.6% from the charity stripe by converting 25 of 31 attempts. They knocked down 10 of their 26 attempts from long range. Regarding fouls, the Falcons ended up finishing with 24 while Ball State finished the game with 19 fouls.
Matiss Kulackovskis is a player who played a role for this game. He ended up shooting 77.8% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. He was on the court for 19 minutes played and also grabbed 4 rebounds. He walked away with 17 points on 7 of 9 shooting.
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Bowling Green enters this one with a record of 12-15 for the season. They turn it over 12.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Bowling Green is pulling in 40.0 boards per game and has 347 dimes so far this year, which ranks 180th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Falcons are connecting on 34.7% on 3-pointers (228 of 658) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 82.1 points per outing (7th in Division 1) while hitting 43.6% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Falcons are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. They rank 292nd in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 378 relinquished on the year. The Falcons defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.4% (766 of 1,725) and they surrender 38.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 34.3% from 3-point land and they are 353rd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (80.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Akron Zips took home the win by a final score of 67-48 when they faced Eastern Michigan. In relation to attacking the glass, Akron permitted Eastern Michigan to get 30 in all (6 offensive). They finished the game shooting 18.2% from beyond the arc by shooting 4 out of 22 and ended up shooting 4 out of 6 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Zips allowed Eastern Michigan to bury 20 of 56 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 35.7% in this contest. When all was said and done, the Zips finished 25 out of 52 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Akron made 8 out of their 18 attempts (44.4%). They were able to bury 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Eastern Michigan earned 13 fouls in this game which got the Zips to the charity stripe for 12 shots. They turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 6 steals in this contest. The Zips collected 27 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for the matchup.
Enrique Freeman was important for the Zips for this game. He totaled 15 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 3 assists for the matchup. He converted 5 of 8 for the game for a field goal rate of 62.5%, and had 8 rebounds.
Akron has a win-loss record of 17-9 on the campaign. The Zips commit 15.9 fouls per contest and they go 66.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.0 times per game (265th in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 11.9 times per contest. Akron has 1,825 pts so far this year (70.2 per game) and they collect 35.9 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Zips are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which ranks 98th in Division 1.
The Zips on the defensive end are ranked 25th in the nation in points given up per game with 62.3. They have forced 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (116th in college basketball). The Akron defense surrenders 34.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (169 of 494) and opponents are making 70.4% of their free throw shots. They allow 9.2 assists and 31.1 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 6th and 34th in the country.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Akron
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