Central Michigan Chippewas vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 2/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
The Bowling Green Falcons (10-15) host the Central Michigan Chippewas (9-16) at Stroh Center on Tuesday.
The Central Michigan Chippewas took the court against Miami and earned the victory with a final of 66-60 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Chippewas ended up walking away with 20 and Miami finished the game with 28 fouls. They converted 6 of 23 attempts from three-point range. Miami ended up going 70.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of their 20 shots. Additionally, Miami grabbed 20 rebounds (3 offensive, 17 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Miami doled out 10 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. In the matter of defending, Central Michigan allowed the other team to shoot 42.6% from the field on 20 of 47 shooting. They also recorded 10 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When it comes to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 39 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Chippewas knocked down 22 of their 35 attempts for a percentage of 62.9%. Central Michigan finished with a 42.6% field goal percentage (20 out of 47) and converted 4 out of their 10 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Brian Taylor is a player who was a contributor in this game. He shot 46.2% from the field and earned 5 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 40 mins played and collected 8 boards. He ended up with 22 points on 6 out of 13 shooting.
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Central Michigan enters this matchup with a record of 9-16 for the season. They turn the ball over 15.7 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Central Michigan is pulling in 36.2 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 274 assists so far this season, which ranks 337th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Chippewas are connecting on 29.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (155 of 526) and 68.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 66.3 pts per game (320th in Division 1) while hitting 41.6% from the field.
On defense, the Chippewas are able to force 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They are ranked 134th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 308 surrendered so far this year. The Chippewas are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.0% (609 of 1,417) and they surrender 36.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 32.2% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 231st in D-1 in points per game allowed (71.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bowling Green Falcons took a defeat with a final score of 93-72 when they faced Ball State. Concerning how they rebounded, Bowling Green permitted Ball State to grab 37 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 44.4% from behind the 3-point line via 12 out of 27 and finished the contest at 13 of 25 from the free throw line (52.0%). The Falcons permitted Ball State to convert 34 of 61 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.7% in the game. Overall, the Falcons ended up going 23 for 56 from the floor which had them shooting 41.1%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Bowling Green made 6 out of 20 attempts (30.0%). They were able to convert 20 of those for a percentage of 64.5%. Ball State was called for 21 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 31 shots. They turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 6 steals in the game. The Falcons earned 21 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for this game.
Samari Curtis ended up being a factor for the Falcons in this contest. He buried 7 of 13 for the game for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and earned 3 rebounds. He recorded 20 points in his 28 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in this contest.
Bowling Green has a mark of 10-15 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Falcons are shooting 45.4% from the field, which ranks 139th in the country. Bowling Green has totaled 1,915 pts on the campaign (76.6 per game) and they pull in 36.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per game (137th in the nation) and they turn it over 11.9 times per contest. The Falcons commit 17.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 73.4% from the charity stripe.
The Falcons defensively are ranked 352nd in college hoops in points allowed per game with 78.1. They are forcing their opponents into 11.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (320th in college hoops). The Bowling Green defense gives up 35.5% on 3-pointers (206 of 581) and their opponents are making 70.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 14.5 assists and 35.2 boards every game, which ranks 308th and 251st in Division 1.
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