Bowling Green Falcons (12-12) vs. Miami-Ohio RedHawks (10-13)
February 12, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Miami-Ohio RedHawks -1 / Bowling Green Falcons +1 ; Over/Under: 160
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The Bowling Green Falcons will travel to Millett Hall to take on the Miami (OH) RedHawks this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Bowling Green Falcons dropped to 12-12 on the season after being defeated by the Kent State Golden Flashes, 76-68, this past Tuesday. Bowling Green struggled defensively in the 2nd half against Kent State and could not fight back after the Golden Flashes took a 70-57 lead with 3:00 minutes left in regulation. Bowling Green shot 36.5% from the field & 40.9% from beyond the arc while allowing Kent State to shoot 50.0% from the field & 46.2% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Falcons was Daeqwon Plowden who had 16 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, & 2 steals.
On the season, Bowling Green is averaging 82.2 ppg on 43.9% shooting from the field. The Falcons are averaging 8.8 three-pointers per game on 35.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Bowling Green has been led by Daeqwon Plowden (16.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.1 bpg), Joe Reece (11.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 spg), Myron Gordon (10.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.4 spg), & Trey Diggs (9.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg).
Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing their opponents to average 77.7 ppg on 43.6% shooting from the field. The Falcons have a rebound margin of 3.7 and a turnover margin of 0.8.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks snapped a 5-game losing streak and improved to 10-13 on the season after defeating the Western Michigan Broncos, 62-57, this past Tuesday. Miami (OH) trailed by a 30-24 margin at halftime, however, the RedHawks outplayed the Broncos on both ends of the court in the 2nd half and was able to pull away late after taking a 60-55 lead with 2:15 left in regulation. Miami (OH) shot 36.7% from the field & 31.8% from beyond the arc while allowing Western Michigan to shoot 36.4% from the field & 28.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the RedHawks was Dae Dae Grant who had 25 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, & 1 steal.
On the season, Miami (OH) is averaging 74.2 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The RedHawks are averaging 8.9 three-pointers per game on 33.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Miami (OH) has been led by Dae Dae Grant (16.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.9 apg), Mekhi Lairy (13.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.4 spg), Dalonte Brown (12.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg), & Precious Ayah (9.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.3 bpg). Dalonte Brown has missed the past couple of weeks due to an ankle injury and is at best questionable for this matchup.
Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing their opponents to average 71.3 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The RedHawks have a rebound margin of -1.8 and a turnover margin of 2.7.
The Falcons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. Miami (OH) and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games vs. MAC-East opponents. The RedHawks are 0-10 ATS in their last 10 games & 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Miami (OH) picked up a much-needed win against Western Michigan, however, the RedHawks have struggled overall so of late, losing 8 of their last 11 games, which includes an 87-83 loss at Bowling Green. Bowling Green has struggled on the defensive end this season, however, the Falcons have been outstanding on the offensive end, ranking 7th in scoring offense & 65th in three-pointers made per game, and as the Falcons are just the better team here, I think the play here is to take Bowling Green and the point. Good Luck!