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Toledo vs. Miami-Ohio - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami-Ohio RedHawks (16-16) at Toledo Rockets (21-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)

The Line: Toledo Rockets -5.5 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Miami (OH) RedHawks and Toledo Rockets meet Thursday in the college basketball MAC Tournament quarterfinals at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks could use a victory here after losing six of their last nine games. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are averaging 68.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Nike Sibande is averaging 14.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while Darrian Ringo is averaging 9.5 points and 7.1 assists. Logan McLane is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Jalen Adaway is dishing one assist. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have split their last two neutral site games.

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Toledo vs. Miami-Ohio - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Toledo Rockets also would love a victory here after winning six of their last nine games. The Toledo Rockets are averaging 80.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Tre'Shaun Fletcher is averaging 18.7 points and 4.5 assists while Jaelan Sanford is averaging 16.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. Nate Navigato is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Knapke is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Toledo Rockets are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Toledo Rockets are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Toledo Rockets have lost three straight neutral site games.

The Red Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games. The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, 13-4 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Red Hawks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Toledo beat the Miami (OH) RedHawks by six points on the road last month and have won each of the last nine meetings. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have not beaten the Toledo Rockets since February of 2011. The Toledo Rockets are in far better form, have been a beast offensively and actually have a point differential of +2.9 in non-home games this season. The Miami (OH) RedHawks don't have the offensive firepower to hang with the Rockets and are shooting under 42 percent in non-home games. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the much better team.

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