Bowling Green Falcons vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI
TV: Youtube TV
University Arena (MI) is the site where the Western Michigan Broncos (5-11) will compete against the Bowling Green Falcons (8-8) on Saturday.
The Bowling Green Falcons faced Akron and went home with a loss by a final score of 74-70 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Falcons left the arena with 17 and Akron finished the game with 12 personal fouls. They converted 11 out of their 30 tries from distance. Akron finished the game shooting 92.9% when shooting free throws by making 13 of their 14 tries. In addition, Akron collected 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Akron dished out 14 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. With regard to defense, Bowling Green allowed the other team to go 40.3% from the floor on 25 out of 62 shooting. They also doled out 15 dimes in the matchup while forcing 9 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 32 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Falcons converted 8 of 13 attempts for a rate of 61.5%. Bowling Green walked away from the contest having earned a 49.1% FG percentage (26 of 53) and knocked down 10 of their 21 shots from 3-point land.
Leon Ayers is a guy who was a contributor for the game. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and totaled 3 assists. He played 35 minutes played and also totaled 4 rebounds. He ended up with 19 points on 8 out of 16 shooting.
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Bowling Green will enter this contest with a record of 8-8 this year. They have an average of 77.2 pts per game (68th in the country) while going 44.6% from the floor. The Falcons are shooting 34.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (126 of 370) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Bowling Green is pulling down 37.8 boards per game and has accumulated 242 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 96th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 11.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Falcons are forcing 11.8 turnovers per game and they draw 16.8 fouls. They are giving up 34.9% on shots from distance and they rank 309th in college basketball in points per game allowed (74.1). The Falcons defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.1% (417 of 968) and they concede 35.7 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 203rd in the country in giving up assists with 208 conceded this season.
When they last played, the Western Michigan Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 85-79 when they played Eastern Michigan. The Broncos were able to pull down 21 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 11 times, while recording 12 steals in the matchup. Eastern Michigan had 25 personal fouls for the game which took the Broncos to the free throw line for 30 shots. They were able to make 22 of those for a rate of 73.3%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Western Michigan made 7 out of their 23 tries (30.4%). Overall, the Broncos walked away from this one shooting 28 for 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9%. The Broncos permitted Eastern Michigan to bury 27 of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.6% for this contest. They shot 30.0% from beyond the arc by hitting 6 of 20 and finished the game at 19 of 21 at the charity stripe (90.5%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Western Michigan allowed Eastern Michigan to get 26 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Lamar Norman ended up being a major contributor for the Broncos for the matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 13 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and had 4 rebounds. He recorded 25 points in his 39 mins on the court and added 3 dimes in the game.
Western Michigan has a mark of 5-11 for the season. The Broncos commit 15.8 fouls per game and they hit 71.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.1 times per contest (214th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 13.5 times per game. Western Michigan has accounted for 1,120 points on the year (70.0 per game) and they pull in 38.1 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Broncos are shooting 44.3% from the floor, which is 203rd in the country.
The Broncos on the defensive end are ranked 254th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 71.8. They are forcing their opponents into 10.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (312th in college basketball). The Western Michigan defense gives up 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc (135 of 367) and their opponents are knocking down 70.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 14.9 assists and 30.1 rebounds per game, which ranks them 320th and 10th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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