Ohio Bobcats vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 1/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio (+5.5)
The Toledo Rockets (9-3) host the Ohio Bobcats (6-4) at Savage Arena on Friday. The odds on this game have Toledo as 5.5-point favorites. The total is set at 147.5.
Ohio will enter this contest with a record of 6-4 for the season. They currently have an average of 80.2 points per game (58th in D-1) while hitting 48.8% from the field. The Bobcats are connecting on 36.5% on shots from 3-point land (85 of 233) and 65.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Ohio is snagging 33.6 boards per game and has accounted for 177 assists on the year, which is 28th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 11.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.4 fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Bobcats are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 fouls. The Bobcats are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.2% (251 of 568) and they relinquish 33.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 265th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 133 surrendered so far this season. They give up 34.6% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 232nd in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (72.3).
The Ohio Bobcats took the court against the Northern Illinois Huskies and took home the win by a score of 76-73 in their last contest. Ohio finished with a 49.1% FG percentage (28 out of 57) and buried 8 of their 19 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bobcats converted 12 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 70.6%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they collected 24 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 21 assists in this matchup in addition to getting 6 steals and 3 blocked shots. With respect to defense, Ohio allowed the other team to shoot 49.1% from the field on 28 of 57 shooting. Northern Illinois dished out 13 dimes and had 3 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Huskies collected 34 rebounds (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Northern Illinois went 64.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 9 of 14 attempts. They also knocked down 10 of their 21 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Dwight Wilson is a guy who had an impact in the matchup. He left the arena with 25 points on 12 of 14 shooting. He played for 31 mins and totaled 8 rebounds. Wilson shot 85.7% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Bobcats was Ben Roderick. He grabbed 3 boards and accumulated 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 55.6% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 5-of-9 (13 points). When all was said and done, Roderick saw the court for 33 min.
Toledo has a mark of 9-3 so far this year. The Rockets are committing 15.7 fouls per game while shooting 77.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 15.5 times per contest (77th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 11.5 times per game. Toledo has tallied 907 pts for the campaign (75.6 per game) and they pull down 38.3 boards per game. As an offense, the Rockets are hitting on 41.7% from the field, which is ranked 278th in the country. The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 128th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 67.8. The Toledo defense surrenders 27.9% on shots from beyond the arc (78 of 280) and opponents are making 71.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 12.5 assists and 36.4 boards every game, which has them ranked 150th and 225th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 13.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (163rd in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Toledo Rockets got the victory with a final of 84-82 when they faced the Kent State Golden Flashes. The Rockets recorded 16 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 22 in this contest. They also turned away 2 shots while getting 7 steals for the game. The Golden Flashes committed 14 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to convert 11 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 68.8%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Toledo buried 13 of 28 attempts (46.4%). When the game finished, the Rockets went 30 for 64 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.9%. The Rockets permitted the Golden Flashes to knock down 29 out of 68 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.6% for this contest. They shot 41.9% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 13 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 14 at the free throw line (78.6%). In relation to attacking the glass, Toledo allowed Kent State to get 45 in total (20 on the offensive glass).
Spencer Littleson pitched in for the Rockets for the contest. He converted 9 out of 11 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 81.8%, which had him sitting at 26 points. Littleson collected 3 boards in his 36 mins and had 2 assists for this game. An additional guy who came through for Toledo was Marreon Jackson. He scored 22 points in his 35 minutes played by going 7 out of 17 from the floor for the game. Jackson wrapped this one up going 41.2% from the floor and also totaling 5 dimes and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ohio (+5.5)
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