Miami (OH) at Toledo
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 15, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Toledo Rockets -9 -- Over/Under: 146.5
The Miami (OH) RedHawks will travel to Savage Arena to take on the Toledo Rockets this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 8-8 (0-3 MAC-East) on the season after being defeated by the 19th ranked Buffalo Bulls, 88-64, this past Saturday. Miami (OH) trailed by just a 36-32 margin at halftime, however, had no answers for the Buffalo offense in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 63-42 margin with 8:32 left in regulation. Miami (OH) shot 43.1% from the field, however, lost the turnover battle by a 18-4 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Redhawks was Nike Sibande who had 18 points and 1 rebound.
On the season, Miami (OH) is averaging 75.2 ppg on 44.7% shooting from the field. The RedHawks are averaging 9.4 three-pointers per game on 33.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Miami (OH) has been led by Nike Sibande (16.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.4 apg), Dalonte Brown (14.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg), Bam Bowman (8.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg), and Darrian Ringo (6.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 5.4 apg, 2.6 spg).
Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing their opponents to average 72.1 ppg on 44.9% shooting from the field. The RedHawks have a rebound margin of 4.1 and a turnover margin of -0.4.
The Toledo Rockets snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 13-3 (1-2 MAC-West) on the season after defeating the Western Michigan Broncos, 85-77, this past Saturday. Toledo was outstanding offensively agianst the Broncos and were able to pull away late after a 9-0 run gave the Rockets a 79-70 lead with a minute left in regulation. Toledo shot 51.7% from the field & 51.9% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Rockets was Jaelan Sanford who had 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists.
On the season, Toledo is averaging 81.6 ppg on 45.7% shooting from the field. The Rockets are averaging 10.3 three-pointers per game on 38.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Toledo has been led by Jaelan Sanford (16.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.9 apg), Nate Navigato (13.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.9 apg), Luke Knapke (10.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 bpg), and Willie Jackson (10.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.6 apg).
Defensively, Toledo is allowing their opponents to average 69.6 ppg on 41.6% shooting from the field. The Rockets have a rebound margin of 4.8 and a turnover margin of -0.4.
The RedHawks are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games, however, just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Miami (OH) has had a tough start to conference play and will need to get better on the defensive end if they want to pick up some victories as the RedHawks currently rank just 198th in scoring defense & 250th in defensive FG%. Toledo couldn’t pick up wins against two of the tougher MAC teams in Ball State & Buffalo, however, this is still a very good Rockets team that has been led by their offense which ranks 37th in scoring offense, 5th in FT%, and 18th in three-pointers made per game.
Toledo has dominated this matchup as of late, winning their last 10 games against the Hawks and between the fact that the Rockets are 7-1 at home and shouldn’t have any trouble putting up points against the RedHawks defense, I’m taking Toledo to cover this large home spread.