The Bowling Green Falcons (19-7, 10-3 MAC) can extend a five-game home winning streak when they go head-to-head with the Ohio Bobcats (13-13, 5-8 MAC) at Stroh Center. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Ohio Bobcats vs. Bowling Green Falcons Odds Preview
In the Bobcats’ last game, they defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas, 77-69. Jordan Dartis was the top scorer from either team with 27 points on 7-for-13 shooting. The Bobcats forced 19 turnovers and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.524 vs. 0.464).
The Falcons will look to keep it rolling after defeating the Ball State Cardinals in their last game, 77-71. With 33 points on 10-for-19 shooting, Justin Turner was the game’s leading scorer. Bowling Green dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 31.7 (above their season average of 28.3) and a free throw rate of 0.262 (above their season average of 0.205). For those same stats, Ball State recorded marks of 20.5 and 0.172, respectively.
Opposite tempos will be on display in this battle. Bowling Green prefers a fast-breaking style of play (75th in possessions per game), while Ohio is methodical (225th in possessions per game).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Falcons won 83-74. Bowling Green had a better turnover percentage (8.7 vs. 13.7). Ohio, on the other hand, did a terrific job of making free throws (12-16; 75.0 percent). Turner was the game’s top overall scorer with 29 points.
Ohio Bobcats at Bowling Green Falcons Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Bowling Green, ATS Winner – Ohio, O/U – Under
The Falcons rank 33rd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Bobcats rank 130th (6.5).
Ohio ranks 24th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Bowling Green ranks 80th (3.1).
Ohio ranks 108th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9) while Bowling Green ranks 263rd (38.2).
The Bobcats rank 50th in assists per game (14.8) while the Falcons rank 197th (12.3).
Ohio ranks 74th in three pointers attempted per game (24.4) while Bowling Green ranks 205th in three pointers allowed per game (23.2).
The Falcons have been outscored by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Bowling Green has defeated opponents by an average of 2.6 points.
During their last five games, the Bobcats have scored an average of 70.6 points per game (0.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.6 points per game (3.2 below their season average).