The Bowling Green Falcons (16-5, 7-1 MAC) look to lengthen their seven-game winning streak against the Buffalo Bulls (14-7, 5-3 MAC) at Alumni Arena. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 31, 2020, and will air on ESPNU.
Bowling Green Falcons at Buffalo Bulls Betting Prediction
The Falcons will be looking for a similar result after topping the Ball State Cardinals in their last contest, 67-61. The Falcons made 15 of their 19 free throws (78.9 percent) and held the Cardinals to an effective field goal percentage of 0.386 (below their season average of 0.518). Bowling Green was lifted by Trey Diggs, who was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting.
The last time the Bulls were in action, they edged the Akron Zips, 77-74. The Bulls, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.3, had a fantastic mark of 42.5 and had a free throw rate of 0.339 (above their season average of 0.174). With 13 points and 17 rebounds, Buffalo’s Josh Mballa put together a good performance.
After the Bulls won two out of three contests against the Falcons last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the most recent game, Buffalo won 87-73. The Bulls knocked down 16 of their 21 free throws (76.2 percent) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.573 vs. 0.444).
Bowling Green Falcons vs. Buffalo Bulls Odds Pick
Free Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Bowling Green, O/U – Over
Buffalo ranks fifth in rebounds per game (41.9) while Bowling Green ranks 238th in rebounds allowed per game (38.0).
The Bulls rank 45th in three pointers attempted per game (25.7) while the Falcons rank 202nd in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
Buffalo ranks 31st in steals per game (8.3) while Bowling Green ranks 171st (5.7).
The Bulls rank 23rd in assists per game (16.0) while the Falcons rank 158th (12.8).
Buffalo ranks 45th in blocks per game (4.4) while Bowling Green ranks 163rd (2.5).
The Falcons’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.0, matching their season average.
During their last five games, the Bulls have scored an average of 79.0 points per game (0.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.6 points per game (3.3 below their season average).