Western Michigan Broncos vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Alumni Arena in Buffalo, NY
The Western Michigan Broncos (6-20) are hitting the road to Alumni Arena on Saturday where they will take on the Buffalo Bulls (14-8).
The Western Michigan Broncos faced Akron and walked away with a win by a score of 61-57 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Broncos finished with 19 and Akron recorded 17 fouls. They buried 7 out of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc. Akron walked away from this one shooting 52.2% at the charity stripe by converting 12 of 23 shots. Furthermore, Akron collected 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Akron earned 10 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. In reference to the defense, Western Michigan let their opponent shoot 32.8% from the floor on 19 of 58 shooting. They also doled out 9 assists for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 14 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Broncos converted 11 of their 17 shots for a rate of 64.7%. Western Michigan finished having earned a 32.3% FG percentage (21 out of 65) and made 8 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc.
Lamar Norman is one player who was a factor for this contest. He shot 33.3% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. He saw the court for 41 mins and also snagged 7 rebounds. He totaled 19 points on 5 of 15 shooting.
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Western Michigan comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 6-20 so far this year. They turn the ball over 14.4 times per game and as a team are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Western Michigan is snagging 33.1 boards per game and has 259 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 322nd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Broncos are hitting 32.9% on shots from downtown (212 of 644) and 70.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 65.1 pts per contest (315th in the nation) while hitting 42.1% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Broncos are able to force 10.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 268th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 346 conceded for the season. The Broncos are giving up a FG percentage of 46.1% (707 of 1,532) and they concede 35.1 boards per game as a unit. They are conceding 33.6% on three-point shots and they are 320th in the country in points per game allowed (75.3).
For their last game, the Buffalo Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 112-85 against Bowling Green. The Bulls collected 32 defensive boards and 19 offensive rebounds totaling 51 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 19 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. Bowling Green had 20 personal fouls in the game which took the Bulls to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to bury 13 of them for a clip of 81.3%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Buffalo knocked down 11 out of 29 attempts (37.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulls finished shooting 44 out of 79 from the floor which had them sitting at 55.7%. The Bulls allowed Bowling Green to bury 27 of their 71 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.0% in this matchup. They finished 30.0% from beyond the perimeter via 6 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 25 of 34 from the free throw line (73.5%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Buffalo permitted Bowling Green to snag 30 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Josh Mballa was important for the Bulls in the matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 12 in this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 11 rebounds. He tallied 20 points in his 27 mins on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
Buffalo has a mark of 14-8 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulls are shooting 45.8% from the field, which is 86th in college basketball. Buffalo has accumulated 1,784 pts so far this season (81.1 per contest) and they grab 42.9 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 15.2 times per contest (57th in college hoops) and they cough up possession 13.7 times per contest. The Bulls commit 18.0 fouls every game and they hit 71.7% from the charity stripe.
The Bulls on defense are ranked 258th in the country in points allowed per contest with 71.9. They have forced 12.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (106th in college hoops). The Buffalo defense gives up 29.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (133 of 445) and their opponents are connecting on 69.8% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.0 dimes and 34.5 rebounds every game, which ranks them 52nd and 180th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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