Bowling Green Falcons vs. Buffalo Bulls - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (16-9) at Bowling Green Falcons (17-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Stroh Center)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls will travel to the Stroh Center to take on the Bowling Green Falcons this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Buffalo Bulls improved to 16-9 (7-6 MAC) on the season after defeating the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 78-63, this past Wednesday. Buffalo shot 44.7% from the field and 53.8% (7-13) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulls was Justin Moss who had 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 block. Buffalo is ranked 56th in the RPI Standings and has played the 84th ranked SOS. On the season, the Bulls have been led by Justin Moss (18.6 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 0.9 spg) and Shannon Evans (15.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.4 apg). Buffalo is averaging 74.7 ppg (ranked 30th) on 43.8% shooting (ranked 156th). The Bulls average just 11.9 turnovers per game (ranked 92nd) and shoot 73.3% from the free-throw line (ranked 38th). Buffalo is holding their opponents to an average of 68.7 ppg (ranked 246th) on 42.3% shooting (ranked 150th). The Bulls pull down 37.64 total rpg (ranked 42nd) and have a turnover margin of 2.1 (ranked 50th).
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The Bowling Green Falcons dropped to 17-7 (9-4 MAC) on the season after being defeated by the Miami (OH) Redhawks, 67-56, this past Wednesday. Bowling Green shot 36.0% from the field and 23.1% (6-26) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Falcons was Richaun Holmes who had 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Bowling Green is ranked 80th in the RPI Standings and has played the 229th ranked SOS. On the season, the Falcons have been led by Richaun Holmes (14.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.8 bpg) and Zack Denny (9.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.0 spg). Bowling Green is averaging 65.2 ppg (ranked 226th) on 42.6% shooting (ranked 224th). The Falcons average 6.8 three-pointers per game (ranked 122nd) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.02 (ranked 160th). Bowling Green is holding their opponents to an average of 59.8 ppg (ranked 28th) on 40.0% shooting (ranked 61st). The Falcons average 7.0 spg (ranked 86th) and have a turnover margin of 1.2 (ranked 97th).
The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the MAC and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Buffalo snapped a three game losing streak with a convincing victory at Eastern Michigan in which they we're able to light it up from beyond the arc. Bowling Green had a disappointing loss to a weak Miami (OH) team at home and will have to play better on the offensive end to avoid losing two in a row at home. Bowling Green is one of the better defensive teams in the country, however, can at times struggle on the offensive end if Richaun Holmes isn't at his best. I'm looking forward to see the match-up between Justin Moss and Richaun Holmes in which I think will be a game that will come down to the wire. I'm probably staying away from this one, but I'm going to take Buffalo just off the fact of how impressive they looked recently at EMU. Take Buffalo and the points.