Western Michigan Broncos vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 12/29/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
The Western Michigan Broncos (4-7) are on their way to Savage Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Toledo Rockets (8-3).
The Western Michigan Broncos faced Notre Dame and ended up losing by a score of 85-52 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Broncos ended up finishing with 11 and Notre Dame had 9 fouls. They also converted 14 of their 31 attempts from 3-point land. Notre Dame ended up shooting 86.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 15 shots. Additionally, Notre Dame pulled down 33 rebounds (5 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't have a block. Notre Dame distributed 19 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. With respect to defending, Western Michigan allowed their opponent to shoot 51.8% from the floor on 29 of 56 shooting. They also dished out 7 assists in the game in addition to creating 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In terms of grabbing boards, they compiled 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Broncos buried 4 of their 10 shots for a percentage of 40.0%. Western Michigan ended the game with a 35.6% FG percentage (21 of 59) and knocked down 6 out of their 25 shots from 3-point land.
Markeese Hastings is someone who was important in this contest. He ended up walking away with 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 29 mins and also grabbed 8 boards. He shot 44.4% from the field and earned 1 assist.
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Western Michigan steps onto the hardwood with a record of 4-7 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 15.5 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.1 fouls per game. As a team, Western Michigan is grabbing 33.9 boards per game and has tallied 119 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 325th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Broncos are shooting 32.5% on 3-point shots (90 of 277) and 67.5% from the charity stripe. They average 66.4 points per outing (291st in college hoops) on 42.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Broncos have forced 10.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.6 fouls. They rank 263rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 166 surrendered for the campaign. The Broncos defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.0% (308 of 669) and they concede 35.3 boards per contest as a team. They concede 35.2% on 3-point shots and they are 341st in the nation in PPG allowed (79.2).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Toledo Rockets got the win with a final of 95-63 against Marshall. The Rockets were able to collect 39 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for the contest. They coughed it up 12 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. Marshall earned 16 fouls in this game which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 91.7%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Toledo converted 8 of their 14 attempts (57.1%). When the game finished, the Rockets went 38 for 72 from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.8%. The Rockets permitted Marshall to make 25 out of 78 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 32.1% for the contest. They finished 22.9% from 3-point land by going 8 of 35 and finished the contest at 5 out of 12 from the free throw line (41.7%). When it comes to team rebounding, Toledo allowed Marshall to collect 34 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Ryan Rollins ended up being a factor for the Rockets in the game. He accumulated 23 points in his 28 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 dimes for the game. He converted 10 of 18 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Toledo has a win-loss mark of 8-3 for the season. As an offense, the Rockets are hitting on 46.1% from the field, which ranks them 96th in the country. Toledo has scored 859 points so far this season (78.1 per contest) and they snag 41.6 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 14.7 times per game (91st in college basketball) and they cough up possession 12.1 times per game. The Rockets commit 15.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.1% from the free throw line.
The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 193rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 68.5. They are forcing their opponents into 11.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.7% from the field (103rd in the country). The Toledo defense concedes 30.4% on shots from 3-point land (91 of 299) and their opponents are making 61.2% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 14.0 assists and 34.3 rebounds per game, which ranks them 275th and 167th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toledo
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