Miami RedHawks vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 1/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Redhawks vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
The Bowling Green Falcons (7-5) will try to defeat the Miami Redhawks (7-5) at Stroh Center on Tuesday.
The Miami RedHawks faced off with Buffalo and took home the win by a score of 91-81 in their last contest. Miami finished the contest having earned a 42.5% field goal percentage (31 of 73) and knocked down 9 of their 19 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the RedHawks made 20 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 36 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to the defense, Miami allowed the other team to go 38.6% from the floor on 27 of 70 shooting. Buffalo earned 17 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Buffalo snagged 51 rebounds (20 offensive, 31 defensive), but didn't have a block. Buffalo ended up shooting 59.4% at the charity stripe by converting 19 of 32 tries. They buried 8 out of their 30 attempts from three-point range. When it comes to personal fouls, the RedHawks finished with 22 and Buffalo totaled 25 personal fouls.
Mekhi Lairy is a player who came through for the game. He left the arena with 28 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He played 37 minutes played and also collected 4 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 5 assists.
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Miami will play this game with a win-loss record of 7-5 on the year. They are averaging 79.4 points per contest (39th in D-1) while going 46.1% from the field. The RedHawks are connecting on 35.5% on three-point attempts (110 of 310) and 76.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Miami is collecting 37.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 168 assists so far this year, which is 198th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 9.3 times per game and as a group they commit 15.2 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the RedHawks have forced 12.2 turnovers every game and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They are surrendering 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 167th in college basketball in opponents points per game (67.6). The RedHawks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 40.4% (289 of 716) and they relinquish 34.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 169th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 154 relinquished this year.
For their last game, the Bowling Green Falcons took a defeat with a final score of 81-80 against Ball State. When talking about how they rebounded, Bowling Green permitted Ball State to get 36 overall (12 offensive). They finished the game shooting 25.9% from three-point range by hitting 7 out of 27 and finished the contest at 20 of 26 from the free throw line (76.9%). The Falcons permitted Ball State to make 27 of 60 tries from the field which had them at 45.0% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Falcons shot 24 out of 64 from the field which had them shooting 37.5%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Bowling Green knocked down 12 of 28 tries (42.9%). They were able to make 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. Ball State earned 20 fouls for the matchup which took the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They also turned it over 14 times, while recording 10 steals for the game. The Falcons earned 23 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for this contest.
Trey Diggs ended up being a major contributor for the Falcons in this matchup. He knocked down 6 of 12 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. He totaled 18 points in his 29 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to tally an assist.
Bowling Green has a record of 7-5 this year. The Falcons are committing 17.8 personal fouls per game and they go 75.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.2 times per contest (195th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. Bowling Green has totaled 1,004 points for the season (83.7 per game) and they snag 43.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Falcons are connecting on 43.3% from the field, which is 225th in college basketball.
The Falcons on the defensive side of the court are 289th in college basketball in PPG given up with 73.1. They are forcing their opponents into 15.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.5% from the floor (93rd in college basketball). The Bowling Green defense allows 31.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (106 of 334) and their opponents are converting on 69.7% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 13.1 assists and 38.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 217th and 302nd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami
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