Bowling Green Falcons vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 1/3/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Location: Convocation Center (MI) in Ypsilanti, MI
TV: Youtube TV
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-10) will take on the Bowling Green Falcons (6-7) at Convocation Center (MI) on Tuesday.
The Bowling Green Falcons took the court against Ohio Dominican and took home the win by a score of 102-65 in their last contest. Bowling Green ended the contest having earned a 58.3% field goal percentage (35 out of 60) and made 9 of 24 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Falcons converted 23 of their 25 tries for a percentage of 92.0%. Concerning grabbing boards, they collected 37 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 25 dimes in the game as well as forcing 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to defense, Bowling Green allowed 34.3% from the floor on 23 out of 67 shooting. Ohio Dominican totaled 13 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Ohio Dominican grabbed 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Ohio Dominican ended up going 68.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 16 shots. They also buried 8 of 36 shots from 3-point land. With respect to personal fouls, the Falcons finished with 14 and Ohio Dominican recorded 18 personal fouls.
Leon Ayers is one guy who was important in this contest. He finished shooting 84.6% from the field and recorded 6 assists. He played for 29 minutes and snagged 4 boards. He recorded 30 points on 11 out of 13 shooting.
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Bowling Green enters this game with a win-loss record of 6-7 for the year. They are turning it over 11.3 times per game and as a group they commit 15.8 fouls per game. As a team, Bowling Green is snagging 38.1 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 191 assists for the campaign, which is 183rd in the nation in terms of passing. The Falcons are connecting on 31.7% from downtown (96 of 303) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 75.8 points per outing (109th in college hoops) while going 43.3% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Falcons are forcing 11.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.0 fouls. They are surrendering 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 312th in the nation in points per game allowed (74.4). The Falcons defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.4% (347 of 781) and they relinquish 35.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 169th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 174 surrendered for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Eastern Michigan Eagles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-64 when they played South Carolina. Regarding rebounding, Eastern Michigan permitted South Carolina to pull down 43 overall (15 on the offensive glass). They shot 30.8% from distance by connecting on 8 of 26 and finished the contest at 10 out of 17 at the free throw line (58.8%). The Eagles allowed South Carolina to make 28 of their 63 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.4% in the game. In all, the Eagles ended up shooting 25 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.7%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Eastern Michigan knocked down 10 of 28 attempts (35.7%). They were able to bury 4 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 44.4%. South Carolina was called for 10 fouls in the game which took the Eagles to the charity stripe for 9 attempts. They also gave up possession 8 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Eagles were able to corral 19 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in this matchup.
Emoni Bates was important for the Eagles in this contest. He tallied 36 points in his 37 mins of playing time and totaled 2 assists for the matchup. He buried 13 out of 25 for this game for a field goal rate of 52.0%, and tallied 6 rebounds.
Eastern Michigan has a mark of 3-10 for the year. The Eagles are committing 20.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 10.2 times per contest (352nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.3 times per contest. Eastern Michigan has tallied 963 pts this year (74.1 per contest) and they collect 31.4 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Eagles are connecting on 44.3% from the field, which is ranked 199th in the country.
The Eagles defensively are ranked 356th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 80.8. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 49.4% from the field (358th in the nation). The Eastern Michigan defense concedes 34.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (107 of 311) and their opposition makes 67.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 12.1 dimes and 36.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 153rd and 285th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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