Bowling Green vs. Ohio - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ohio Bobcats (13-13) at Bowling Green Falcons (19-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm (Stroh Center)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons -5 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ohio Bobcats will travel to the Stroh Center to take on the Bowling Green Falcons this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Ohio Bobcats improved to 13-13 (5-8 MAC East) on the season after defeating the Central Michigan Chippewas, 77-69, this past Tuesday. Ohio trailed by a 33-27 margin at halftime, however, the Bobcats were outstanding offensively in the 2nd half and were able to pull away after taking a 63-57 lead with 3:43 left in regulation. Ohio shot 41.9% from the field and 48.1% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Bobcats was Jordan Dartis who had 27 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, and 2 steals.
On the season, Ohio is averaging 71.2 ppg on 44.7% shooting from the field. The Bobcats are averaging 8.5 three-pointers per game on 34.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Ohio has been led by Jason Preston (16.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 7.6 apg, 1.6 spg), Ben Vander Plas (15.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.0 spg), and Jordan Dartis (13.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.2 spg).
Defensively, Ohio is allowing their opponents to average 68.8 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Bobcats have a rebound margin of 1.6 and a turnover margin of 0.0.
The Bowling Green Falcons improved to 19-7 (10-3 MAC East) on the season after defeating the Ball State Cardinals, 77-71, this past Saturday. Bowling Green went into halftime with a 37-30 lead and were able to hold off a late Ball State run after taking a 72-53 lead with 3:37 left in regulation. Bowling Green shot 43.1% from the field and outrebounded the Falcons by a 44-36 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Falcons was Justin Turner who had 33 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block.
On the season, Bowling Green is averaging 75.5 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Falcons are averaging 7.6 three-pointers per game on 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Bowling Green has been led by Justin Turner (19.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.8 apg), Dylan Frye (13.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.1 apg), and Daeqwon Plowden (12.7 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing their opponents to average 72.8 ppg on 41.7% shooting from the field. The Falcons have a rebound margin of 1.7 and a turnover margin of 1.7.
The Bobcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road game vs. Bowling Green. The Falcons are 5-13-2 ATS in their last 20 games and just 1-7-2 ATS at home on the season.
Ohio comes into this game ranked T-177th in scoring offense, 125th in FG%, and 160th in scoring defense.
Bowling Green has won 10 of their last 12 games and come into this match-up ranked 69th in scoring offense, 273rd in scoring defense, and 72nd in turnover margin.
Ohio has won 3 of their last 4 games, however, all those wins have come at home and the Bobcats come into this match-up losing their last three road games by an average of 9.3 ppg. Bowling Green has been awful ATS at home, however, the Falcons do have a 11-1 straight up record at home and between the fact that they defeated Ohio by 9 on the road earlier this season and that I just don’t see anyone on Ohio matching up with Justin Turner, I’m going to take Bowling Green to cover this spread. Good Luck!