Bowling Green Falcons vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 1/24/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location: McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI
McGuirk Arena is where the Central Michigan Chippewas (7-12) will take on the Bowling Green Falcons (9-10) on Tuesday.
The Bowling Green Falcons faced off with Miami and walked away with a win by a score of 83-73 in their last game. Bowling Green ended the game with a 56.3% field goal percentage (27 of 48) and knocked down 7 of their 16 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Falcons made 22 of their 24 attempts for a percentage of 91.7%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 30 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 11 assists in this contest while creating 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding defense, Bowling Green let their opponent shoot 49.2% from the floor on 30 of 61 shooting. Miami recorded 12 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. In addition, Miami grabbed 24 rebounds (9 offensive, 15 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Miami finished 62.5% at the free throw line by burying 10 of their 16 shots. They buried 3 of 17 shots from three-point range. When talking about personal fouls, the Falcons finished with 23 while Miami accumulated 21 personal fouls.
Leon Ayers is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He ended up shooting 83.3% from the field and also distributed 4 dimes. He played for 36 mins and totaled 1 rebound. He finished with 31 points on 10 of 12 shooting.
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Bowling Green comes into this matchup with a mark of 9-10 on the campaign. They have an average of 77.9 pts per game (50th in the country) while shooting 45.2% from the floor. The Falcons are shooting 35.0% on three-point shots (148 of 423) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Bowling Green is collecting 37.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 284 assists so far this season, which ranks 119th in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.5 times per game and as a team are committing 16.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Falcons are forcing their opponents into 11.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.4 personal fouls. They relinquish 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 342nd in the nation in points per game allowed (77.2). The Falcons are giving up a FG percentage of 44.9% (525 of 1,168) and they relinquish 35.4 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 240th in the nation in giving up assists with 268 surrendered for the season.
In their last game, the Central Michigan Chippewas took a loss by a score of 96-68 when they faced Ohio. The Chippewas were able to collect 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 28 for the contest. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 8 steals for the contest. Ohio was called for 23 fouls in this matchup which took the Chippewas to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to convert 17 of those for a rate of 68.0%. When talking about shots from distance, Central Michigan knocked down 5 of 18 attempts (27.8%). Overall, the Chippewas walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 52 from the field which had them shooting 44.2%. The Chippewas allowed Ohio to make 33 of 64 tries from the field which had them shooting 51.6% in the game. They finished 46.9% from beyond the arc by going 15 of 32 and ended up shooting 15 out of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). Concerning rebounding, Central Michigan allowed Ohio to get 28 in total (8 offensive).
Brian Taylor ended up having an impact for the Chippewas in the matchup. He made 10 out of 21 in the game for a field goal rate of 47.6%, and totaled 11 rebounds. He had 27 points in his 40 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in this contest.
Central Michigan has a record of 7-12 for the season. The Chippewas have committed 19.6 fouls every game while shooting 70.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 10.9 times per contest (331st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 16.4 times per contest. Central Michigan has accounted for 1,281 points for the season (67.4 per contest) and they pull in 37.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Chippewas are shooting 41.6% from the field, which has them ranked 318th in college hoops.
The Chippewas on the defensive side of the court are 224th in college basketball in points given up per game with 70.7. They are able to force 14.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.1% from the floor (125th in D-1). The Central Michigan defense allows 30.9% on shots from beyond the arc (145 of 469) and their opponents are knocking down 64.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 12.6 assists and 36.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 174th and 305th in college hoops.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bowling Green
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