Ohio Bobcats vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 3/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio (+4)
The Ohio Bobcats (13-7) travel to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday where they'll meet the Toledo Rockets (20-7). Ohio opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs. The total has been set at 158.
Ohio heads into this game with a record of 13-7 so far this year. The Bobcats are shooting 35.1% on shots from distance (169 of 482) and 70.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 80.2 points per contest (23rd in the nation) while connecting on 48.4% from the field. They turn it over 12.0 times per game and as a group are committing 16.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Ohio is grabbing 34.5 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 362 dimes on the year, which ranks 64th in the nation in terms of passing. Defensively, the Bobcats are able to force 14.4 turnovers every game while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 166th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 291 surrendered on the season. The Bobcats are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.0% (525 of 1,167) and they surrender 33.6 boards per game as a team. They relinquish 35.2% on shots from downtown and they are 264th in the country in PPG from their opponents (73.7).
The Ohio Bobcats took the court against the Buffalo Bulls and took a loss by a score of 86-66 in their last game. Ohio finished the game with a 37.3% FG percentage (25 out of 67) and made 4 out of their 24 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bobcats made 12 of their 13 attempts for a percentage of 92.3%. In relation to rebounding, they collected a total of 32 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 15 assists in the matchup while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to defense, Ohio allowed 53.7% from the field on 36 out of 67 shooting. Buffalo recorded 19 assists and had 11 steals in this contest. In addition, Buffalo snagged 38 boards (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Buffalo went 61.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 13 attempts. They also made 6 out of their 15 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Ben Roderick is a player who was a major contributor for the game. He accumulated 15 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He played 26 minutes played and also collected 4 boards. Roderick ended up going 53.8% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. One more player that played a role in this contest for the Bobcats was Jason Preston. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 29 minutes on the basketball court. He went 40.0% from the field for this contest via 4-of-10 (10 points). When the game finished, Preston had 6 assists.
Toledo has a win-loss mark of 20-7 for the campaign. Toledo has totaled 2,196 points this year (81.3 per game) and they grab 37.7 boards per contest. The Rockets are responsible for committing 15.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 78.5% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Rockets are connecting on 45.8% from the floor, which is ranked 95th in college basketball. They are earning an assist 16.3 times per contest (25th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 11.0 times per game. The Rockets on defense are ranked 209th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 71.4. They are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.1% from the floor (119th in college basketball). The Toledo defense allows 29.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (201 of 693) and their opponents are making 72.6% of their foul shots. They relinquish 12.3 assists and 37.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 119th and 273rd in the country.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Toledo Rockets took home the win by a final score of 89-70 when they played the Ball State Cardinals. The Rockets collected 31 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this contest. They also coughed it up 9 times, while recording 5 steals for this game. The Cardinals earned 20 fouls in the matchup which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. When talking about shots from distance, Toledo made 10 of their 22 tries (45.5%). Overall, the Rockets shot 32 out of 64 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. The Rockets allowed the Cardinals to convert 28 out of 70 tries from the field which had them shooting 40.0% for the matchup. They shot 21.9% from downtown by connecting on 7 of 32 and ended up shooting 7 of 8 from the free throw line (87.5%). Concerning rebounds, Toledo permitted Ball State to pull down 36 overall (9 offensive).
Marreon Jackson ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets for the matchup. He made 8 out of 16 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and tallied 13 rebounds. Jackson had 22 points in his 33 minutes on the court and totaled 10 assists in this matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Toledo was Setric Millner. He ended up walking away with 2 assists in 33 mins on the court, and he converted 7 out of 15 from the floor. Millner ended up shooting 46.7% from the field while notching 19 points and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ohio (+4)
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