Toledo Rockets (12-4) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (8-7)
January 15, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons +3.5 / Toledo Rockets -3.5; Over/Under: 160
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The Toledo Rockets will travel to the Stroh Center to take on the Bowling Green Falcons this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Toledo Rockets won their 3rd straight game and improved to 12-4 on the season after defeating the Miami (OH) Redhawks, 75-72, this past Tuesday. Toledo led by a 44-33 margin at halftime and was able to hold off the Redhawks after taking a 63-58 lead with 6:02 left in regulation. Toledo shot 43.5% from the field & 36.8% from beyond the arc while allowing Miami (OH) to shoot 46.7% from the field & 32.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Rockets was Ryan Rollins who had 22 points, 6 rebounds, & 1 block.
On the season, Toledo is averaging 78.5 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Rockers are averaging 6.9 three-pointers per game on 35.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Toledo has been led by Ryan Rollins (19.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.0 spg), JT Shumate (14.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.1 apg), Setric Millner Jr. (13.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.7 apg), & RayJ Dennis (11.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.6 apg).
Defensively, Toledo is allowing their opponents to an average of 66.6 ppg on 39.5% shooting from the field. The Rockets have a rebound margin of 6.2 and a turnover margin of 0.8.
The Bowling Green Falcons dropped to 8-7 on the season after being defeated by the Ohio Bobcats, 85-78, this past Saturday. Bowling Green trailed by a 32-29 margin at halftime and could not fight back after the Bobcats took a 66-57 lead with 5:38 left in regulation. Bowling Green shot 43.3% from the field & 39.1% from beyond the arc while allowing Ohio to shoot 44.3% from the field & 30.8% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Falcons was Myron Gordon who had 18 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, & 3 steals.
On the season, Bowling Green is averaging 83.8 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Falcons are averaging 9.1 three-pointers per game on 35.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Bowling Green has been led by Daeqwon Plowden (16.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.1 bpg), Joe Reece (11.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg), Trey Diggs (9.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg), & Samari Curtis (8.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.1 spg).
Defensviely, Bowling Green is allowing their opponents to average 76.3 ppg on 41.4% shooting from the field. The Falcons have a rebound margin of 3.5 and a turnover margin of 2.1.
The Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. MAC opponents. The Falcons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and 4-2 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.
Toledo has been great on both ends of the court this season as the Rockets come into this matchup ranked t-46th in scoring offense, 120th in scoring defense, 38th in defensive FG%, & 46th in rebound margin. Bowling Green has been led by their offense which ranks 6th in scoring offense & 56th in three-pointers made per game, however, the defense has struggled giving up points as the Falcons rank just 317th in scoring defense.
Toledo has been a soldi team this season, however, they are just 3-4 on the road this season which includes an embarrassing 21-point loss at Oakland. Bowling Green is 6-1 at home this season and as I think their offense will have plenty of success against Rockets in this one, I think the play here is to take the Falcons and the points. Good Luck!