The Bowling Green Falcons (3-1) and the USC Upstate Spartans (2-3) battle at John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017.
USC Upstate Spartans vs. Bowling Green Falcons Odds Preview
The Spartans won big over the Paine Lions in their last outing, 79-59. Deion Holmes was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 9-for-18 shooting. USC Upstate dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.6 (better than their season average of 15.1) and a free throw rate of 0.386 (above their season average of 0.125). For those same stats, Paine was 26.2 and 0.259, respectively.
In the Falcons last matchup, they topped the Lake Erie Storm, 109-106. Bowling Green received a boost from Demajeo Wiggins, who led the team in scoring with 25 points on 8-for-15 shooting. Bowling Green played a nearly perfect game. They had a solid turnover percentage of 9.0 (better than their season average of 15.7) and a free throw rate of 0.320 (above their season average of 0.316). For those same stats, Lake Erie had marks of 21.9 and 0.224, respectively.
USC Upstate could have a difficult time creating turnovers. Since the 2016-17 season, Bowling Green ranks 75th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.4 percent), while USC Upstate has forced the 30th-fewest turnovers (16.3 percent).
USC Upstate Spartans vs. Bowling Green Falcons Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Bowling Green, ATS Winner – Bowling Green, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Falcons rank 179th in assists allowed per game (13.5) while the Spartans rank 300th (15.8).
- Bowling Green averages 7.0 steals per game, which ranks 70th in the nation. USC Upstate ranks 90th in steals allowed per game (5.8).
- USC Upstate averages 38.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 54th in the nation. Bowling Green ranks 286th in rebounds allowed per game (38.0).
- The Spartans rank third in blocks allowed per game (1.9) while the Falcons rank 209th (3.9).
- USC Upstate ranks 14th in three pointers attempted per game (26.2) while Bowling Green ranks 204th (20.3).