Bowling Green Falcons vs. Toledo Rockets Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/20/14
Toledo Rockets (21-4) at Bowling Green Falcons (11-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Stroh Center)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Toledo Rockets remain atop the MAC with a win over the Bowling Green Falcons at the Stroh Center.
Toledo has proven to be the best offense in the conference with few teams able to run and gun with them. The Rockets scoring machine ran in to the tough as nails defense at Eastern Michigan and were stopped dead in their tracks in a 65-44 defeat to squander a chance to take over sole possession of first. The difference in shooting was the decisive number with Eastern Michigan connecting at 46% while the Rockets were limited to a season low 26%. Jonathan Williams and Julius Brown netted 13 points apiece but points outside this duo were difficult to find.
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Bowling Green is not going to challenge in the MAC and breaking in to the top four is really a stretch as this team plays them close but obviously doesn't win them all. Finding a way to score the basketball is their biggest concern and still was despite a 66-64 decision at Ball State on Saturday. With a three game losing streak ended the Falcons need to string the wins together to have a shot at cracking the top four. The Falcons recorded five more field goals but the Cardinals were deadly from the perimeter with a 10-2 advantage to keep things close. Spencer Parker dropped a game high 22 points with Richaun Holmes adding 17 points and and eleven rebounds followed by a combined 19 points from Jehvon Clarke and Cameron Black with Black grabbing 12 rebounds.
Toledo wins and covers if they can speed up the Falcons who can't score with them while a slower pace favors the point challenged home team. Bowling Green has played things close but I'm not entirely confident they can stay close to the Rockets...