Toledo vs. Detroit - 12/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toledo vs. Detroit - 12/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Titans (3-6) at Toledo Rockets (7-1)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)

The Line: Toledo Rockets -14.5 -- Over/Under: 151 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Detroit Mercy Titans will travel to Savage Arena to take on the Toledo Rockets this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Detroit Mercy Titans lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 3-6 on the season after being defeated by the Dayton Flyers, 98-59, last night. Detroit Mercy was dominated on both ends of the court by the Flyers and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 49-29 margin at halftime. Detroit Mercy allowed Dayton to shoot 68.5% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Titans was Antoine Davis who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assits.

Coming into their game agianst Dayton, Detroit Mercy was averaging 73.5 ppg on 41.9% shooting from the field. The Titans were averaging 11.0 three-pointers per game on 40.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, the Tians have been led by Antoine Davis (28.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.6 apg), Josh McFolley (13.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.1 spg), Derrien King (7.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.6 apg), and Lamar Hamrick (5.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.3 spg).

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Defensively, Detroit Mercy was allowing their opponents to average 75.9 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Titans had a rebound margin of -8.4 and a turnover margin of 2.1.

The Toledo Rockets won their 5th straight game and improved to 7-1 on the season after defeating the Cleveland State Vikings, 80-67, this past Saturday. Toledo struggled a bit on the offensive end against the Vikings, however, was able to pull for the victory after taking a 71-59 lead with just 4:56 left in regulation. Toledo shot just 38.7% from the field and 23.5% from beyond the arc, however, did win the turnover battle by an incredible 19-4 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Rockets was Jaelan Sanford who had 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, Toledo is averaging 81.8 ppg on 47.6% shooting from the field. The Rockets are averaging 10.0 three-pointers per game on 40.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Toledo has been led by Jaelan Sanford (18.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.3 apg), Nate Navigato (12.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.0 apg), Willie Jackson (12.1 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Luke Knapke (12.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.8 apg).

Defensively, Toledo is holding their opponents to an average of 67.5 ppg on 40.8% shooting from the field. The Rockets have a rebound margin of 4.1 and a turnover margin of -0.1.

The Titans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. MAC opponents however, just 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 Wednesday games. The Rockets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall and just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.

When it comes to Detroit-Mercy, we’re most likely going to be getting major points throughout the year and when picking a game with them in there, it’s going to come down to whether or not you think Antonie Davis and the Titans three-point shooting will do enough to cover the spread. As we saw last night agianst Dayton, when the three-point shooting is off, things can get ugly really quick as the Titans struggled defensively and on the boards. Toledo has been a solid team this season on both ends of the court, currently ranking in the top-100 in both scoring offense & defense, and as I think the Titans will struggle offensive on the 2nd end of a back-to-back, I’m taking Toledo to cover this spread.

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Brett’s Pick Toledo Rockets -14.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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