Miami (OH) vs. Toledo - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toledo Rockets (9-5) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (6-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks +0.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Time Warner Cable Sports Channel; BCSN; ESPN College Extra
The Toledo Rockets will travel to Mallet Hall to take on the Miami (OH) Redhawks in the College Basketball this Saturday afternoon.
The Toledo Rockets had their three game winning streak snapped and dropped to 9-5 (0-1 MAC West) on the season after being defeated by the Ball State Cardinals, 87-69, this past Wednesday. Ball State was outstanding from beyond the arc in the victory and used a 19-8 run midway through the 2nd half to secure the victory over Toledo. Toledo struggled offensively in the loss as they shot just 40.4% from the field and 34.6% (9-26) from three-point range. The Rockets allowed Ball State to shoot 48.4% from the field and 43.3% (13-30) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Toledo was Stuckey Mosley who had 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a block. On the season, the Rockets have been led by Jonathan Williams (19.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.8 apg), Nathan Boothe (18.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.4 apg), and Stuckey Mosley (11.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.6 apg). Offensviely, Toledo is averaging 81.3 ppg on 46.8% shooting from the field and 36.5% shooting from beyond the arc. The Rockets average 8.6 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.78. Defensively, Toledo is allowing their opponents to average 72.4 ppg on 42.7% shooting. The Rockets have a rebound margin of 3.4 and a turnover margin of 1.5.
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The Miami (OH) Redhawks lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 6-8 (0-1 MAC East) on the season after being defeated by the Bowling Green Falcons, 73-62, this past Wednesday. Miami (OH) was only down by a 28-24 margin at halftime, however, allowed the Falcons to go on a 11-1 run midway through the 2nd half to get put Miami (OH) down for good. Miami (OH) shot 34.3% from the field and just 16.7% (2-12) from beyond the arc in the loss. The Redhawks allowed Bowling Green to shoot 44.0% from the field and outrebounded the Falcons by a 44-36 margin. Leading the way for Miami (OH) was Geovonie McKnight who had a double-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal. On the season, the Redhawks have been led by Eric Washington (14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.5 apg) Geovonie McKnight (12.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.2 apg), and LJ Livingston (6.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.2 bpg). Offensively, Miami (OH) is averaging 65.5 ppg on 41.0% shooting from the field and 29.7% shooting from beyond the arc. The Redhawks average 4.9 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.83. Defensively, Miami (OH) is holding their opponents to an average of 66.8 ppg on 42.8% shooting. The Redhawks average 7.4 steals per game and have a turnover margin of 2.9.
The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record however, just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. MAC opponents. The Redhawks are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss however just 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Toledo has generally been solid on the offensive end this season but at times, has really struggled defensively allowed teams to score at will against them. Miami (OH) is a solid defensive team but is not getting much production offensively outside of Eric Washington and Geovonie McKnight. Toledo have lost their last two on the road but proved that they can win on the road after defeating Green Bay earlier this season and I think the Rockets will come out strong offensively in this one after their lackluster performance earlier in the week. Take Toledo to cover this small road spread.