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Toledo Rockets vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks - 1/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (7-12) at Toledo Rockets (11-8)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)

The Line: Toledo Rockets -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Miami (OH) Redhawks will travel to Savage Arena to take on the Toledo Rockets this Tuesday night in college basketball action.

The Miami (OH) Redhawks snapped a three game losing streak and improved to 7-12 (2-4 MAC) on the season after defeating the Northern Illinois Huskies 60-55 this past Saturday. Miami (OH) held Northern Illinois to 33.3% shooting from the field and 16.7% (5-30) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Redhawks was Will Sullivan who had 14 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists. Miami (OH) is ranked 271st in the RPI Standings and has played the 166th ranked SOS. On the season, the Redhawks have been led by Eric Washington (13.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.6 apg) and Will Sullivan (10.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.6 apg). Offensively, Miami (OH) is averaging 65.3 ppg (ranked 222nd) on 43.6% shooting (ranked 170th). The Redhawks average 6.4 three-pointers per game (ranked 176th) on 34.6% shooting (ranked 157th). Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing their opponents to average 70.2 ppg (ranked 278th) on 46.0% shooting (ranked 311th). The Redhawks average 7.7 spg (ranked 50th) however, are grabbing just 30.42 rpg (ranked 323rd).

Toledo Rockets vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks - 1/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Toledo Rockets improved to 11-8 (3-3 MAC) on the season after defeating the Bowling Green Falcons 71-67 this past Saturday. Toledo shot 44.6% from the field and held Bowling Green to 28.0% (7-25) shooting from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Rockets was Julius Brown who had 28 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Toledo is ranked 103rd in the RPI Standings and has played the 91st ranked SOS. On the season, the Rockets have been led by Julius Brown (16.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 4.3 apg) and J.D. Weatherspoon (12.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg). Offensively, Toledo is averaging 74.4 ppg (ranked 40th) on 45.8% shooting (ranked 74th). The Rockets are shooting 38.0% from the beyond the arc (ranked 47th) and shot 72.6% from the free-throw line (ranked 53rd). Toledo is allowing their opponents to average 69.3 ppg (ranked 255th) on 43.6% shooting (ranked 225th). The Rockets commit only 16.7 fouls per game (ranked 59th) and grab 36.16 total rpg (ranked 105th).

The Redhawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Rockets are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.

Toledo was the conference favorite going into this year but has really struggled on the defensive end all season. Although Miami (OH) has played well as of late, I just don’t see how their defensive will be able to contain the Rockets. I think that Toledo is about to make a big run in the conference and that they win this one by 15+. Take Toledo to cover in this one. 

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Toledo Rockets -13.5

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