Toledo Rockets vs. Western Michigan Broncos - 2/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Michigan Broncos (9-12) at Toledo Rockets (12-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)
The Line: Toledo Rockets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Michigan Broncos will travel to play the Toledo Rockets in a MAC game on Tuesday.
The Toledo Rockets are 12-9 (3-5) and are coming off of a loss to Buffalo by a score of 73-68. Toledo has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 4th in the MAC West Division. Toledo does have a win against Akron, who is tied for 1st in the MAC East, by 14 points. Toledo is averaging 78.2 points per game while giving up 71.9 points per game. Toledo is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game. Nathan Boothe is averaging 19.4 points per game and 9.1 rebounds per game for Toledo. Jonathan Williams is averaging 17.9 points per game and 2.7 assists per game for the Rockets. Toledo is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 35.7% on three-pointers, and 45.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Western Michigan Broncos are 9-12 (3-5) and are coming off of a win against Eastern Michigan by a score of 94-86. Western Michigan has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently in 5th place of the MAC West Division. Western Michigan has a conference win against Northern Illinois, who is tied for 1st in the MAC West, by 14 points. Western Michigan is averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 74 points per game. Western Michigan is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Thomas Wilder is averaging 18.4 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. Tucker Haymond is averaging 17.4 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Broncos. Western Michigan is shooting 71.2% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 43.6% on all field goal attempts.
Western Michigan is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Western Michigan is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The under is 9-2 in Western Michigan’s last 11 road games. Toledo is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. Toledo is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 conference games. The over is 4-1 in Toledo’s last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams have struggled in conference play and look to get back into the conference title race. Toledo is scoring more points per game, while giving up fewer points than Western Michigan. I think Toledo is the better team in this matchup and they are at home, so I am picking the Rockets.