Bowling Green Falcons vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 1/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: Alumni Arena in Buffalo, NY
The Buffalo Bulls (6-6) will play the Bowling Green Falcons (7-5) at Alumni Arena on Wednesday.
The Bowling Green Falcons played Ball State and ended up losing by a score of 81-80 in their last game. Bowling Green ended the contest with a 37.5% field goal percentage (24 out of 64) and knocked down 12 of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Falcons converted 20 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected 38 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 9 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and getting 10 steals. With respect to the defense, Bowling Green let their opponent shoot 45.0% from the floor on 27 out of 60 shooting. Ball State doled out 14 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. Moreover, Ball State collected 36 boards (12 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Ball State finished the contest at 76.9% from the free throw line by making 20 of 26 attempts. They buried 7 out of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Falcons finished with 23 and Ball State totaled 20 personal fouls.
Trey Diggs is someone who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 29 minutes played and also collected 5 boards. He ended up going 50.0% from the field but didn't record an assist.
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Bowling Green steps onto the hardwood with a record of 7-5 for the year. They cough up possession 13.4 times per game and as a team they commit 17.8 fouls every game. As a team, Bowling Green is snagging 43.9 boards per game and has accounted for 158 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 235th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Falcons are shooting 35.5% on 3-pointers (114 of 321) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 83.7 points per game (12th in Division 1) on 43.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Falcons have forced 15.3 turnovers per game and they draw 17.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 288th in college basketball in points per game allowed (73.1). The Falcons defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.5% (312 of 770) and they relinquish 38.1 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 179th in D-1 in giving up assists with 157 relinquished for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Buffalo Bulls walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 88-76 when they played Akron. The Bulls pulled down 16 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 19 for the matchup. They turned it over 13 times, while earning 4 steals for the game. Akron was called for 16 fouls for the game which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They were able to bury 9 of them for a percentage of 52.9%. In terms of 3-pointers, Buffalo made 9 out of their 22 tries (40.9%). Overall, the Bulls walked away from this one shooting 29 out of 56 from the field which had them shooting 51.8%. The Bulls allowed Akron to make 25 of 52 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.1% in the matchup. They shot 36.4% from 3-point land via 8 of 22 and finished the game at 30 of 40 from the charity stripe (75.0%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Buffalo allowed Akron to snag 32 overall (9 offensive).
Jeenathan Williams ended up being a factor for the Bulls for this game. He had 19 points in his 32 mins on the court and had 4 assists in this game. He made 8 of 13 in this game for a field goal rate of 61.5%, and accounted for 5 rebounds.
Buffalo has a win-loss record of 6-6 so far this year. The Bulls are committing 18.3 fouls per game and they hit 67.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.9 times per game (92nd in the country) and they turn it over 13.4 times per contest. Buffalo has tallied 973 points so far this season (81.1 per contest) and they grab 42.3 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Bulls are shooting 45.6% from the field, which has them ranked 117th in the country.
The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 280th in college basketball in points given up per game with 72.8. They are forcing their opponents into 12.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (160th in college basketball). The Buffalo defense gives up 33.3% on 3-point shots (77 of 231) and opponents are connecting on 67.7% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 11.4 dimes and 36.0 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 101st and 244th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Buffalo
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