Toledo Rockets vs. Western Michigan Broncos - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Michigan Broncos (10-5) at Toledo Rockets (10-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)
The Line: Toledo Rockets -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The high powered Toledo Rockets look for a win at Savage Hall against the Western Michigan Broncos.
If you are a fan of offense then chances are you would to watch Western Michigan who have one of the top scoring teams in the land at 74 points. The Broncos needed every point they could muster in 95-93 overtime decision versus visiting Ball State on Wednesday for consecutive conference wins. The Cardinals led by seven heading to the locker room before the Broncos rallied to go to the extra session. WMU held a slight 48.5%-47% shooting edge but we are splitting hairs looking for a decisive advantage. David Brown was the Broncos offensive star with a game high 35 points and five yanks on 11-20 before fouling out in 40 minutes. Austin Richie and Connar Tava adding 16 points and five pulls apiece. Tucker Raymond round out the scoring with a 15 effort as points flowed for both squads.
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The Toledo Rockets are eerily similar to their MAC rival in that they love to put the ball in the basket and one of the best around at 75 points. The defense has also pitched in the better half of the last six weeks leading to an 8-2 record in this stretch. The Rockets upped their conference mark to 2-1 following an 80-73 victory at Ohio on Wednesday as a three point favorite. The Bobcats sank half their attempts but Toledo connected at 44% and had ten more shots to match the Bobcats and winning with an 18-9 advantage at the charity stripe. JD Weatherspoon paced four double digit scorer with a game high 19 points and ten rebounds with Julius Brown netting 16 points and posting five assists. Justin Drummond and Nathan Boothe tossed in 12 points each with Boothe snaring eight boards.
The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Mid-American. Western Michigan are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games. The Rockets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win. This is a battle of two of the top teams in the MAC and I don't think the Rockets have a problem winning but hopefully they have trouble covering...