Ohio Bobcats vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 3/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
The Bowling Green Falcons (12-17) will take on the Ohio Bobcats (23-6) at Stroh Center on Tuesday.
The Ohio Bobcats faced Akron and went home with a loss by a final score of 91-83 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Bobcats finished with 24 while Akron racked up 16 personal fouls. They knocked down 4 of 15 shots from 3-point land. Akron shot 77.1% from the charity stripe by making 27 of their 35 tries. Moreover, Akron pulled down 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Akron earned 11 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. With regard to the defense, Ohio let their opponent shoot 62.5% from the floor on 30 out of 48 shooting. They also dished out 15 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 19 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bobcats knocked down 8 of 13 shots for a percentage of 61.5%. Ohio ended having earned a 48.4% field goal percentage (30 of 62) and knocked down 15 out of their 36 three-point attempts.
Mark Sears is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. He finished with 20 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He played 38 minutes played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. He finished 46.2% from the field and totaled 7 assists.
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Ohio will enter this game with a record of 23-6 for the year. They lose possession via turnover 10.6 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 14.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Ohio is snagging 33.9 rebounds per game and has earned 380 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 162nd in college basketball in terms of passing. The Bobcats are connecting on 34.1% from downtown (266 of 779) and 73.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 74.8 pts per game (90th in the country) while going 43.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Bobcats have forced 14.8 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They surrender 31.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 130th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.3). The Bobcats defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.2% (714 of 1,616) and they concede 34.6 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 98th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 325 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Bowling Green Falcons took a defeat with a final score of 78-67 when they played Western Michigan. The Falcons earned 27 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in the game. They gave up possession 6 times, while recording 2 steals for the matchup. Western Michigan had 16 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Falcons to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They were able to bury 8 of them for a rate of 80.0%. With respect to three-point attempts, Bowling Green knocked down 7 of their 29 tries (24.1%). Overall, the Falcons shot 26 for 67 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.8%. The Falcons permitted Western Michigan to convert 28 of their 60 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.7% in the matchup. They finished shooting 37.9% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 out of 29 and finished the game at 11 of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). In reference to rebounding, Bowling Green allowed Western Michigan to get 34 in all (5 offensive).
Trey Diggs ended up having an impact for the Falcons in the matchup. He accumulated 19 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He buried 7 out of 15 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and earned 4 rebounds.
Bowling Green has a record of 12-17 for the campaign. The Falcons have committed 17.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 74.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.6 times per contest (212th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.2 times per game. Bowling Green has scored 2,352 pts on the season (81.1 per game) and they average 39.2 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Falcons are connecting on 43.6% from the floor, which is 219th in the country.
The Bowling Green defense concedes 34.6% on shots from beyond the arc (272 of 786) and their opposition makes 74.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 14.0 dimes and 38.0 boards per game, which is ranked 279th and 333rd in college hoops. The Falcons on the defensive side of the court are 353rd in college basketball in PPG given up with 80.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (267th in college basketball).
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