Toledo Rockets vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 1/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Location: McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI
McGuirk Arena is the site where the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-10) will attempt to defeat the Toledo Rockets (9-4) on Tuesday.
The Toledo Rockets faced Kent State and took a loss by a score of 66-63 in their last contest. Toledo walked away from the contest with a 34.6% field goal percentage (18 out of 52) and made 7 of 20 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Rockets buried 20 of their 28 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 31 with 11 of them being offensive. They also dished out 7 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Concerning defense, Toledo let their opponent shoot 33.3% from the field on 20 of 60 shooting. Kent State totaled 10 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. Furthermore, Kent State snagged 42 rebounds (16 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Kent State went 90.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of their 21 tries. They also buried 7 out of their 27 tries from long range. Regarding personal fouls, the Rockets walked away with 20 while Kent State accounted for 23 personal fouls.
Ryan Rollins is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He left the arena with 14 points on 3 out of 12 shooting. He played 35 minutes and also collected 9 boards. He finished 25.0% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
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Toledo steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 9-4 on the season. They have an average of 77.3 points per outing (76th in Division 1) while hitting 45.4% from the field. The Rockets are shooting 34.6% on 3-point shots (89 of 257) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Toledo is snagging 41.4 rebounds per game and has tallied 181 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 148th in college basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.4 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per game while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 238th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 170 conceded on the season. The Rockets are giving up a FG percentage of 39.6% (319 of 806) and they concede 35.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are conceding 29.0% on three-point shots and they are 161st in D-1 in opponents points per game (67.4).
In their last game, the Central Michigan Chippewas walked away with a victory by a final of 72-69 when they played Kent State. The Chippewas were able to corral 24 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in this game. They turned it over 17 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. Kent State earned 24 fouls for the contest which took the Chippewas to the charity stripe for 29 attempts. They were able to knock down 20 of those for a rate of 69.0%. In reference to 3-pointers, Central Michigan buried 8 of their 21 tries (38.1%). In all, the Chippewas finished the game shooting 22 for 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.0%. The Chippewas allowed Kent State to make 18 of 55 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 32.7% in this game. They wrapped up this game 17.6% from distance by going 6 out of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 27 out of 35 at the charity stripe (77.1%). In relation to attacking the glass, Central Michigan permitted Kent State to snag 29 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Harrison Henderson was important for the Chippewas in the game. He accumulated 18 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in this game. He buried 4 out of 12 for the game for a rate of 33.3%, and had 5 rebounds.
Central Michigan has a win-loss record of 2-10 this season. The Chippewas have committed 21.9 fouls per contest and they hit 65.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.8 times per contest (285th in college basketball) and they turn it over 15.1 times per contest. Central Michigan has totaled 782 pts this year (65.2 per contest) and they average 31.1 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Chippewas are hitting on 41.2% from the field, which has them ranked 303rd in the nation.
The Chippewas on the defensive side of the court are 354th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 82.8. They are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.7% from the floor (344th in D-1). The Central Michigan defense gives up 36.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (113 of 313) and opponents are connecting on 69.6% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 15.3 assists and 39.0 boards every game, which has them ranked 330th and 325th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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