Toledo Rockets vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Breslin Center is the site where the Michigan State Spartans (6-2) will attempt to beat the Toledo Rockets (6-1) on Saturday.
The Toledo Rockets faced Northwestern Ohio and went home with a win by a final score of 106-36 in their last game. Toledo wrapped up the contest with a 62.3% field goal percentage (43 of 69) and converted 8 of 19 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Rockets knocked down 12 of their 20 shots for a rate of 60.0%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 47 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 22 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 22 turnovers and earning 11 steals. When it comes to the defense, Toledo let their opponent shoot 26.8% from the floor on 15 out of 56 shooting. Northwestern Ohio distributed 8 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. In addition, Northwestern Ohio collected 26 rebounds (6 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Northwestern Ohio ended up shooting 44.4% at the charity stripe by burying 4 of 9 attempts. They also buried 2 of 20 attempts from distance. With respect to personal fouls, the Rockets ended up finishing with 13 and Northwestern Ohio recorded 17 personal fouls.
Rayj Dennis is one guy who was a major contributor in this game. He scored 14 points on 5 of 5 shooting. He played for 25 minutes played and also collected 5 rebounds. He finished shooting 100.0% from the field and also dished out 5 assists.
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Toledo comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 6-1 on the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest and as a team they are committing 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Toledo is collecting 41.6 boards per contest and has racked up 106 dimes on the campaign, which is 132nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Rockets are hitting 34.3% on shots from 3-point land (47 of 137) and 74.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 80.0 pts per game (59th in college basketball) while hitting 46.9% from the field.
Defensively, the Rockets have forced 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They surrender 27.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 165th in D-1 in opponents points per game (67.6). The Rockets defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.8% (185 of 432) and they surrender 32.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 197th in college hoops in giving up assists with 92 surrendered on the year.
When they last played, the Michigan State Spartans took home the win by a final score of 73-64 against Louisville. The Spartans were able to corral 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 19 times, while earning 10 steals in this contest. Louisville committed 21 personal fouls in the game which took the Spartans to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.9%. With respect to three-point shots, Michigan State converted 10 out of 18 attempts (55.6%). When the game finished, the Spartans finished shooting 23 for 49 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.9%. The Spartans permitted Louisville to bury 25 out of their 61 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.0% in the game. They finished shooting 25.9% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 out of 27 and finished the game at 7 of 11 from the free throw line (63.6%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Michigan State permitted Louisville to pull down 27 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Marcus Bingham ended up being a factor for the Spartans for this game. He had 9 points in his 22 minutes on the hardwood, but didn't record an assist. He converted 3 of 5 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 12 rebounds.
Michigan State has a mark of 6-2 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Spartans are connecting on 45.3% from the field, which is ranked 143rd in Division 1. Michigan State has scored 578 points so far this season (72.3 per contest) and they collect 41.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 14.3 times per game (132nd in the nation) and they turn the ball over 16.1 times per contest. The Spartans are responsible for committing 15.9 fouls every game and they hit 70.1% from the charity stripe.
The Michigan State defense surrenders 28.2% on shots from 3-point land (51 of 181) and opponents are connecting on 67.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 9.9 dimes and 33.1 boards per contest, which has them ranked 51st and 117th in college basketball. The Spartans are ranked 79th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 63.0. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 38.0% from the floor (32nd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toledo
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