The Bowling Green Falcons (5-2) will be at home in Stroh Center when they clash with the San Jose State Spartans (2-3). Bowling Green opened as a 10-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 150.5 points. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
San Jose State Spartans at Bowling Green Falcons Odds Preview
The Spartans defeated the Idaho State Bengals in their last outing, 62-54. With 14 points and seven rebounds, San Jose State’s Isaiah Nichols played well. San Jose State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 41.7 (above their season average of 31.3) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.453 (below their season average of 0.496). Idaho State was 23.7 and 0.380, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Falcons last matchup, they were topped by the Abilene Christian Wildcats, 88-83. Rodrick Caldwell was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points on 9-for-16 shooting. Abilene Christian had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.578 vs. 0.472). Bowling Green, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.6 (above their season average of 29.9).
San Jose State could have a difficult time creating turnovers. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Bowling Green ranks 65th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.1 percent), while San Jose State has forced the 173rd-most turnovers (19.1 percent).
Of San Jose State’s 4 games with betting action, three have finished under the projected point total, while 1 of Bowling Green’s 2 games have finished over the O/U total. The Falcons hold the significant advantage straight up (SU) (5-2 vs. 2-3), but the Spartans have been superior against the spread (ATS) (2-2 vs. 1-1).
The Spartans won the lone game against the Falcons last season, 77-76. The Spartans dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 45.5 and a superb free throw rate of 0.250. The Falcons were 27.8 and 0.156, respectively, for those same stats.
San Jose State Spartans vs. Bowling Green Falcons Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Bowling Green, ATS Winner – San Jose State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Falcons rank 73rd in steals per game (6.9) while the Spartans rank 137th in steals allowed per game (6.1).
- San Jose State ranks 119th in assists per game (14.2) while Bowling Green ranks 182nd in assists allowed per game (13.5).
- San Jose State ranks 82nd in rebounds allowed per game (33.6) while Bowling Green ranks 270th (37.7).
- The Spartans rank 79th in blocks per game (4.1) while the Falcons rank 226th (2.7).
- San Jose State ranks 47th in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while Bowling Green ranks 167th (21.4).