Buffalo Bulls vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 2/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: Convocation Center (MI) in Ypsilanti, MI
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (9-16) welcome the Buffalo Bulls (14-8) at Convocation Center (MI) on Thursday.
The Buffalo Bulls took the court against Bowling Green and earned the victory with a final of 112-85 in their last game. Buffalo finished with a 55.7% field goal percentage (44 of 79) and converted 11 of 29 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulls made 13 of 16 shots for a rate of 81.3%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned 51 with 19 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 16 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 13 turnovers and having 7 steals. With respect to defense, Buffalo allowed their opponent to shoot 38.0% from the floor on 27 out of 71 shooting. Bowling Green recorded 9 dimes and had 9 steals in this game. Moreover, Bowling Green collected 30 rebounds (14 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Bowling Green finished the contest at 73.5% from the free throw line by making 25 of 34 attempts. They also knocked down 6 out of their 20 shots from distance. In the matter of personal fouls, the Bulls finished with 27 while Bowling Green totaled 20 personal fouls.
Josh Mballa is a guy who had an impact for the matchup. He shot 50.0% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended. He was on the court for 27 mins and also collected 11 boards. He was able to score 20 points on 6 of 12 shooting.
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Buffalo will enter this matchup with a record of 14-8 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 13.7 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Buffalo is pulling in 42.9 boards per game and has totaled 335 dimes on the season, which is 154th in the country in terms of passing. The Bulls are shooting 33.6% from downtown (193 of 574) and 71.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 81.1 pts per contest (9th in the country) on 45.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bulls are forcing 12.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 28th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 241 surrendered for the season. The Bulls defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 41.7% (574 of 1,375) and they relinquish 34.5 rebounds per game as a team. They concede 29.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 256th in D-1 in PPG allowed (71.9).
In their last game, the Eastern Michigan Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 75-70 when they played Central Michigan. The Eagles were able to pull down 25 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 32 in the matchup. They also coughed it up 10 times, while getting 3 steals for the matchup. Central Michigan committed 19 fouls in this matchup which got the Eagles to the free throw line for 13 tries. They were able to make 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Eastern Michigan made 9 out of 24 attempts (37.5%). When all was said and done, the Eagles went 28 out of 58 from the field which had them at 48.3%. The Eagles allowed Central Michigan to bury 25 out of their 60 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7% for the matchup. They finished shooting 30.0% from 3-point land by going 6 out of 20 and ended up going 14 of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). In regard to rebounds, Eastern Michigan permitted Central Michigan to get 29 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Noah Farrakhan ended up being important for the Eagles for the game. He tallied 24 points in his 27 mins on the court and earned 4 dimes in the matchup. He made 9 out of 17 in this game giving him a rate of 52.9%, and added 4 rebounds.
Eastern Michigan has a mark of 9-16 so far this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Eagles are shooting 43.2% from the field, which ranks them 232nd in the country. Eastern Michigan has accounted for 1,765 points for the year (70.6 per game) and they pull down 34.5 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 10.1 times per contest (345th in the country) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per game. The Eagles are committing 17.5 fouls per game and they hit 71.5% from the free throw line.
The Eastern Michigan defense concedes 34.7% on three-point shots (192 of 554) and opponents are connecting on 70.8% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 12.7 dimes and 39.0 rebounds per game, which is 187th and 344th in the country. The Eagles defensively are ranked 331st in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 76.5. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the field (266th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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