Ohio vs. Bowling Green,
01/08/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 63 - 82
Total: -110/+142½ Under
*4 Star Play Under* The Bowling Green Falcons offense has been very efficient of late, but a closer look at who they have played against and it shouldn't be any surprise. They have been facing off against some terrible defenses. Bowling Green has played ten straight games games against a team with an adjusted defensive efficiency (points per possession) of 232nd or worse (out of 353 teams in the country) according to KenPom.
That run stops here though since Ohio ranks 78th in the nation in defensive efficiency. The Bobcats are excellent at holding teams to one shot, and they have a good shot blocker in Doug Taylor.
Ohio has pushed the tempo in past seasons, but they have slowed down in recent weeks. Never was that more evident than when they used 20.1 seconds on average of the 30 second shot clock in their last game against NIU.
Bowling Green has been better on defense than offense in the last couple years, and I think their shooting numbers will cool off over time. The Falcons guard inside the arc very well, and Ohio struggles from 3 point range.
Both teams are great on the defensive glass.
Take the under.