Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 1/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
TV: Youtube TV
The Bowling Green Falcons (8-7) will try to defeat the Akron Zips (9-6) at Stroh Center on Tuesday.
The Akron Zips took the court against Ball State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-63 in their last game. Akron walked away from the contest having earned a 38.8% field goal percentage (19 of 49) and converted 3 of 12 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Zips made 22 of their 26 shots for a rate of 84.6%. With regard to hauling in boards, they earned 31 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 3 dimes for the game in addition to creating 10 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In the matter of the defense, Akron allowed 39.7% from the field on 23 out of 58 shooting. Ball State recorded 6 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Ball State totaled 32 boards (15 offensive, 17 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Ball State finished the game at 75.0% at the free throw line by burying 21 of 28 attempts. They also made 3 of 14 tries from long range. When it comes to personal fouls, the Zips finished with 26 and Ball State finished the game with 18 personal fouls.
Enrique Freeman is a player who was a major contributor in this matchup. He finished 69.2% from the field and also earned 1 assist. He played for 34 minutes played and totaled 14 boards. He racked up 23 points on 9 out of 13 shooting.
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Akron steps onto the court with a record of 9-6 so far this season. They are averaging 69.4 pts per game (237th in Division 1) while hitting 41.8% from the floor. The Zips are hitting 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc (124 of 368) and 69.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Akron is grabbing 37.3 boards per game and has earned 187 assists for the campaign, which ranks 291st in college hoops in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest and as a group they are committing 15.3 personal fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Zips have forced 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 61st in college basketball in giving up assists with 170 surrendered on the season. The Zips defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.3% (354 of 858) and they surrender 33.6 boards per contest as a team. They give up 33.2% on three-point shots while they are 35th in college basketball in opponents points per game (62.3).
The last time they took the court, the Bowling Green Falcons got the victory with a final of 88-79 when they faced Ohio. When it comes to how they rebounded, Bowling Green permitted Ohio to grab 33 in total (9 on the offensive glass). They finished 47.6% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 10 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). The Falcons permitted Ohio to knock down 27 out of their 61 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.3% in this game. When the game finished, the Falcons finished the game shooting 31 for 63 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.2%. In regard to shots from distance, Bowling Green converted 10 of their 23 attempts (43.5%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Ohio had 19 personal fouls for the game which got the Falcons to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 5 times, while getting 7 steals for the game. The Falcons earned 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the game.
Kaden Metheny ended up being a major contributor for the Falcons for the game. He scored 25 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in this matchup. He made 9 out of 17 for this game for a field goal rate of 52.9%, and had 1 rebound.
Bowling Green has a mark of 8-7 on the season. The Falcons are responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 15.1 times per game (76th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 10.9 times per contest. Bowling Green has accounted for 1,165 pts on the year (77.7 per game) and they pull down 38.1 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Falcons are shooting 44.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 194th in college hoops.
The Bowling Green defense gives up 34.7% on 3-point attempts (124 of 357) and their opponents are connecting on 71.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 12.9 assists and 35.7 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 205th and 262nd in D-1. The Falcons on the defensive side of the court are 307th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 74.1. They are able to force 12.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the field (210th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bowling Green
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