MTSU at Toledo College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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The MTSU Blue Raiders head to Savage Arena to take on the Toledo Rockets on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 13.5 point favorites.
MTSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-7. They currently have a point differential of -8.8 as they are averaging 66.8 points per contest while giving up 75.6 per game. Toledo has an overall mark of 9-1. They are averaging 83.0 points per contest and giving up 67.1, which is a point differential of 15.9.
Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 0-8-0 against the spread this season
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 3-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Toledo Rockets are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Antonio Green comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Karl Gamble averages 8.9 points per contest in 24.0 minutes per game. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Jaelan Sanford scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Nate Navigato averages 13.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
MTSU averages 66.8 points per contest, which is 320th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 288th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 323rd in the nation. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 9.6 assists per game, which ranks them 89th and 347th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 18.9 per game. The Blue Raiders allow 75.6 points per contest, which is 264th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 183rd and 273rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 219th, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 287th place in the country. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 179th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Toledo is 40th in the nation with 83.0 points per contest this season. They are 113th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 15.9. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 37th in the NCAA. They are 37th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 17.9. The Rockets are 210th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Rockets give up 67.1 points per game, which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 73rd and 58th in those defensive statistics. They rank 72nd with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 149th with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 77th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Blue Raiders have an offensive rating of 90.4, which is ranked 335th. They are 67th in college basketball in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 322nd. As a unit they are 315th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 342nd in D-1. MTSU is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 22 times per 100 possessions.
Toledo is 227th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115, which is ranked 25th. They are 160th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 57th. As a unit they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 66th in the country.
Who will win tonight's MTSU/Toledo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take MTSU +13.5
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