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Miami (OH) vs. Toledo - 1/29/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toledo at Miami (OH)
Date & Time Tuesday January 29, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Millett Hall
Oxford, OH
The Line
Miami (OH) RedHawks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 144
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Toledo Rockets will travel to Millett Hall to take on the Miami (OH) RedHawks this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.

The Toledo Rockets improved to 16-4 (4-3 MAC) on the season after defeating the Central Michigan Chippewas, 76-72, this past Saturday. Toledo led by a 34-30 margin at halftime and was able to hang on late after a Luke Knapke dunk gave the Rockets a 71-67 lead with :15 seconds left in regulation. Toledo shot 41.4% from the field and outrebounded Central Michigan by a 51-41 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Rockets was Jaelan Sanford who had 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists.

On the season, Toledo is averaging 80.7 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Rockets are averaging 9.9 three-pointers per game on 37.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Toledo has been led by Jaelan Sanford (17.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.0 apg), Nate Navigato (12.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.9 apg), Luke Knapke (11.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Willie Jackson (9.8 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.8 apg).

Defensively, Toledo is allowing their opponents to average 69.2 ppg on 41.0% shooting from the field. The Rockets have a rebound margin of 5.0 and a turnover margin of -0.7.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks won their 3rd consecutive game and improved to 11-9 (3-4 MAC) on the season after defeating the Bowling Green Falcons, 67-53, this past Saturday. Miami (OH) was outstanding on the defensive end against the RedHawks and was able to pull away after taking a 50-37 lead with 7:19 left in the 2nd half. Miami (OH) held Bowling Green to just 36.5% shooting from the field and outrebounded the Falcons by a 38-33 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the RedHawks was Nike Sibande who had 25 points, 7 rebounds, and a steal.

On the season, Miami (OH) is averaging 73.4 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The RedHawks are averaging 9.0 three-pointers per game on 34.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Miami (OH) has been led by Nike Sibande (16.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.2 apg), Dalonte Brown (13.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg), Bam Bowman (9.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg), and Darrian Ringo (7.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.3 apg, 2.6 spg).

Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing their opponents to average 70.2 ppg on 43.9% shooting from the field. The RedHawks have a rebound margin of 3.5 and a turnover margin of -0.7.

The Rockets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win, however, just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games vs. MAC opponents.

Toledo has won 4 of their last 5 games and has been solid on both ends of the court as they come into this game ranked 36th in scoring offense, 119th in scoring defense, and 64th in defensive FG%. Miami (OH) has been impressive in their 3-game winning streak and has been decent on both sides of the court as they rank 181st in scoring offense, 140th in scoring defense, and 94th in rebound margin.

Toledo is one of the better teams in the MAC this season, however, they haven’t been as impressive on the road as they’ve lost 2 of their last 3 games. Miami (OH) has recently picked up impressive wins at home against Akron & Bowling Green and as they have a winning record ATS at home over their last five games, I’m taking the RedHawks and the points in this one.

Pick:
Miami (OH) RedHawks +2.5

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