Western Michigan Broncos vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Western Michigan (+16.5)
The Toledo Rockets (18-6) play the Western Michigan Broncos (4-14) at Savage Arena on Saturday. Western Michigan opens this contest as 16.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 142.
Western Michigan enters this one with a record of 4-14 for the year. The Broncos are shooting 33.2% on shots from beyond the arc (120 of 361) and 63.9% from the charity stripe. They average 63.6 pts per contest (327th in college basketball) while connecting on 43.4% from the field. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.8 fouls every game. As a team, Western Michigan is pulling down 33.6 boards per game and has 215 dimes this season, which has them ranked 268th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Broncos are forcing their opponents into 10.5 turnovers per game and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They are 49th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 193 conceded this year. The Broncos defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.1% (473 of 1,097) and they concede 36.1 rebounds per game as a group. They are relinquishing 30.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 226th in D-1 in PPG allowed (71.8).
The Western Michigan Broncos took the court against the Miami RedHawks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-66 in their last game. Western Michigan finished the game having earned a 47.3% field goal percentage (26 of 55) and buried 8 out of their 23 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Broncos buried 6 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. When discussing pulling down boards, they collected 31 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. In terms of defense, Western Michigan let their opponent shoot 40.9% from the field on 27 of 66 shooting. Miami earned 7 assists and had 3 steals in this game. Moreover, Miami had 39 boards (14 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 1 block. Miami ended up going 76.9% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of their 13 shots. They made 10 of 26 shots from three-point range.
B. Artis White is a player who was a factor in the game. He totaled 20 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He played for 30 mins and also totaled 7 rebounds. White ended up shooting 46.7% from the field and totaled 1 assist. Someone else that was a contributor in this game for the Broncos was Greg Lee. He snagged 3 rebounds in 28 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 63.6% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 7-of-11 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, Lee accounted for 2 assists.
Toledo has a win-loss mark of 18-6 for the campaign. Toledo has scored 1,937 pts on the campaign (80.7 per contest) and they snag 37.5 rebounds per game. The Rockets are committing 15.4 personal fouls per game and they go 78.0% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Rockets are connecting on 45.3% from the floor, which is 120th in the country. They are earning an assist 16.5 times per game (31st in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 11.4 times per game. The Rockets on defense are ranked 233rd in college hoops in points allowed per game with 72.2. They are able to force 12.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.5% from the floor (141st in college basketball). The Toledo defense allows 29.8% from downtown (181 of 607) and opponents are converting on 72.5% of their foul shots. They have given up 12.7 dimes and 37.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 155th and 286th in college hoops.
In their last game, the Toledo Rockets got the victory with a final of 80-70 when they played the Buffalo Bulls. The Rockets recorded 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 27 for the contest. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. The Bulls were called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Rockets to the free throw line for 19 tries. They were able to make 14 of those for a clip of 73.7%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Toledo made 10 out of their 22 attempts (45.5%). When all was said and done, the Rockets shot 28 for 60 from the field which had them sitting at 46.7%. The Rockets allowed the Bulls to bury 27 of 70 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.6% in this matchup. They finished shooting 14.3% from 3-point land by connecting on 2 of 14 and ended up going 14 of 21 from the free throw line (66.7%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Toledo permitted Buffalo to grab 48 in all (22 on the offensive glass).
Marreon Jackson ended up having an impact for the Rockets for the contest. He converted 8 out of 13 in this game for a rate of 61.5%, and added 6 rebounds. Jackson totaled 20 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 6 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Toledo was Ryan Rollins. He wrapped the game up with 4 dimes in 34 mins on the court, and he knocked down 6 out of 13 from the floor. Rollins finished going 46.2% from the floor as well as earning 18 points and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Western Michigan (+16.5)
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