Toledo vs Western Michigan Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: University Arena in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Western Michigan +2.5
The Toledo Rockets travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 2.5 point favorites.
Toledo comes into this game with an overall record of 12-14. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 75.0 points per game while giving up 70.8 per contest. Western Michigan has an overall record of 11-15. They are averaging 69.9 points per game and surrendering 72.4, good for a point differential of -2.5.
Valuable Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 6-18-1 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 11-11-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luke Knapke averages 15.7 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Marreon Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Brandon Johnson averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Michael Flowers averages 17.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 215th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 121st and 278th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 237th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 113th place in the NCAA. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 50th in the nation. Toledo averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 81st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 169th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 45th in D-1. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 65th and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 239th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos surrender 72.4 points per contest, which ranks them 264th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 203rd and 150th in those defensive statistics. They rank 167th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest, and 282nd with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 29th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game. Western Michigan is 215th in the country with 69.9 points per game this year. They are 217th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 232nd in the nation. They are 223rd in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game and 317th in assists per contest with 11.0. The Broncos are 224th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Rockets are 56th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 164th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 100th. As a team they are 81st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 50th in Division 1. Toledo is 235th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 206th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 100, which is ranked 210th. They are 209th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 220th. As a unit they are 176th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 155th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Toledo/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Western Michigan +2.5
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