Bowling Green Falcons vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 2/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: M.A.C. Center in Kent, OH
The Kent State Golden Flashes (13-9) are welcoming the Bowling Green Falcons (12-11) at M.A.C. Center on Tuesday.
The Bowling Green Falcons stepped onto the hardwood against Northern Illinois and earned the victory with a final of 87-65 in their last contest. Bowling Green ended having earned a 44.8% FG percentage (30 out of 67) and knocked down 11 of their 25 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Falcons knocked down 16 of 18 shots for a rate of 88.9%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned 41 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 20 dimes for the contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When talking about defense, Bowling Green allowed 32.8% from the field on 21 out of 64 shooting. Northern Illinois doled out 11 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Northern Illinois totaled 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Northern Illinois ended up going 76.2% at the free throw line by burying 16 of their 21 shots. They made 7 out of their 28 attempts from 3-point land. In regard to personal fouls, the Falcons ended up with 13 while Northern Illinois totaled 20 personal fouls.
Trey Diggs is a player who came through in the game. He finished 54.5% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins and collected 6 boards. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 6 out of 11 shooting.
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Bowling Green enters this matchup with a record of 12-11 this year. They average 82.8 points per game (6th in D-1) while shooting 44.2% from the field. The Falcons are shooting 35.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (201 of 568) and 76.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Bowling Green is pulling down 40.8 boards per game and has tallied 300 dimes this season, which has them ranked 158th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Falcons are able to force 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 fouls. They give up 33.5% from beyond the arc while they are 340th in the country in PPG allowed (77.8). The Falcons defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.3% (632 of 1,459) and they surrender 36.8 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 286th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 315 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Kent State Golden Flashes walked away with a victory by a final of 90-71 against Eastern Michigan. With respect to how they rebounded, Kent State permitted Eastern Michigan to get 27 overall (7 on the offensive side). They went 42.9% from beyond the arc by shooting 9 of 21 and finished the game at 14 out of 18 from the free throw line (77.8%). The Golden Flashes allowed Eastern Michigan to convert 24 of 56 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 42.9% in the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Golden Flashes ended up shooting 34 out of 61 from the field which had them shooting 55.7%. In regard to 3-point shots, Kent State buried 12 out of their 25 attempts (48.0%). They were able to make 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Eastern Michigan had 14 personal fouls in this game which took the Golden Flashes to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They turned it over 7 times, while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Golden Flashes were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in this matchup.
Giovanni Santiago ended up being important for the Golden Flashes in this game. He tallied 21 points in his 15 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for the game. He made 7 out of 10 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and earned 1 rebound.
Kent State has a win-loss mark of 13-9 for the campaign. The Golden Flashes are committing 18.0 fouls per contest and they hit 76.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.4 times per game (233rd in the country) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per contest. Kent State has accumulated 1,549 points for the year (70.4 per game) and they snag 35.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Golden Flashes are shooting 43.2% from the floor, which is ranked 228th in college basketball.
The Kent State defense allows 29.6% on 3-point attempts (157 of 531) and their opponents are connecting on 70.9% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 11.1 dimes and 32.2 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 65th and 68th in those categories. The Golden Flashes defensively are ranked 46th in the nation in PPG given up with 64.0. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (51st in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kent State
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