Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Convocation Center (OH) in Athens, OH
The Western Michigan Broncos (4-17) are traveling to Convocation Center (OH) on Saturday where they will compete against the Ohio Bobcats (17-3).
The Western Michigan Broncos played Northern Illinois and ended up losing by a score of 75-56 in their last contest. Western Michigan wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.6% field goal percentage (23 out of 54) and buried 5 of 20 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Broncos buried 5 of their 11 attempts for a percentage of 45.5%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they collected 24 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 7 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 2 steals. Regarding the defense, Western Michigan let their opponent shoot 55.6% from the field on 30 out of 54 shooting. Northern Illinois doled out 16 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Moreover, Northern Illinois snagged 29 boards (5 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Northern Illinois finished the contest at 80.0% from the free throw line by making 8 of 10 tries. They also made 7 of 17 attempts from 3-point range. When it comes to fouls, the Broncos walked away with 15 and Northern Illinois recorded 16 fouls.
Lamar Norman is a guy who was a factor for this game. He walked away with 24 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 26 mins played and also pulled down 1 board. He finished shooting 55.6% from the floor but didn't record a dime.
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Western Michigan enters this one with a mark of 4-17 on the season. They average 65.6 points per contest (311th in D-1) while connecting on 42.8% from the floor. The Broncos are shooting 32.1% on 3-point shots (165 of 514) and 70.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Western Michigan is collecting 32.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 218 assists for the year, which ranks 311th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.0 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Broncos are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 14.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 275th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 293 surrendered on the year. The Broncos are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.3% (594 of 1,257) and they surrender 35.3 boards per game as a team. They surrender 34.5% from beyond the arc and they are 339th in the country in opponents points per game (77.9).
For their last game, the Ohio Bobcats got the victory with a final of 87-63 when they faced Ball State. In relation to rebounding, Ohio allowed Ball State to collect 24 in all (3 offensive). They went 31.0% from beyond the arc by going 9 out of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 20 at the charity stripe (70.0%). The Bobcats permitted Ball State to convert 20 of 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.5% for this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Bobcats finished shooting 30 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.8%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Ohio buried 10 out of their 23 tries (43.5%). They were able to knock down 17 of those for a percentage of 63.0%. Ball State had 24 fouls for the game which took the Bobcats to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 10 steals in this contest. The Bobcats collected 27 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 36 for the game.
Ben Vander Plas pitched in for the Bobcats in the game. He converted 5 out of 9 for the game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and had 7 rebounds. He racked up 18 points in his 25 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for the game.
Ohio has a win-loss record of 17-3 on the year. The Bobcats are committing 14.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.0% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 12.9 times per contest (200th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 11.0 times per game. Ohio has accounted for 1,491 pts so far this year (74.6 per contest) and they grab 34.8 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Bobcats are shooting 43.8% from the field, which has them ranked 204th in the country.
The Ohio defense allows 31.0% on shots from distance (131 of 423) and their opposition knocks down 77.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 11.1 assists and 33.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 64th and 129th in those categories. The Bobcats are ranked 96th in college basketball in PPG given up with 66.0. They are forcing 14.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (211th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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