Toledo Rockets vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 2/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Location: University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI
The Toledo Rockets (21-6) are traveling to University Arena (MI) on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Western Michigan Broncos (6-21).
The Toledo Rockets faced Central Michigan and walked away with a win by a score of 68-66 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Rockets ended up walking away with 15 and Central Michigan had 17 personal fouls. They also made 7 out of their 23 attempts from three-point range. Central Michigan finished shooting 69.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of 13 shots. On top of that, Central Michigan pulled down 41 rebounds (11 offensive, 30 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Central Michigan dished out 13 assists and had 4 steals for this game. Pertaining to defending, Toledo allowed their opponent to shoot 39.7% from the floor on 25 of 63 shooting. They also recorded 20 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected 28 with 2 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Rockets knocked down 8 of 10 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. Toledo walked away from the game with a 44.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 59) and knocked down 8 out of their 22 shots from downtown.
JT Shumate is someone who was important in this game. He ended up scoring 29 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes played and pulled down 7 boards. He finished 62.5% from the field and also earned 3 dimes.
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Toledo enters this matchup with a mark of 21-6 this season. They are turning it over 10.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 15.8 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Toledo is pulling down 40.0 rebounds per game and has 411 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 47th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Rockets are connecting on 35.6% on 3-point shots (184 of 517) and 77.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 80.0 points per game (17th in D-1) while hitting 47.7% from the floor.
On defense, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 11.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 fouls. They are ranked 186th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 332 surrendered for the season. The Rockets defense is giving up a FG percentage of 40.3% (684 of 1,699) and they relinquish 35.1 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 30.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 181st in Division 1 in PPG allowed (69.0).
The last time they took the court, the Western Michigan Broncos took a loss by a final score of 87-73 against Buffalo. The Broncos snagged 20 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 24 in this game. They also gave up possession 14 times, while earning 3 steals for the game. Buffalo earned 10 personal fouls in this game which took the Broncos to the charity stripe for 7 shots. They were able to knock down 5 of them for a rate of 71.4%. Concerning three-point shots, Western Michigan knocked down 10 of their 27 attempts (37.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Broncos ended up going 29 for 57 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.9%. The Broncos permitted Buffalo to convert 32 out of their 66 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 48.5% for the matchup. They finished 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 21 and ended up shooting 16 out of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Western Michigan permitted Buffalo to pull down 36 in total (14 on the offensive side).
Lamar Norman ended up having an impact for the Broncos in this game. He scored 23 points in his 38 mins on the court and had 3 dimes for this contest. He knocked down 9 out of 19 in the matchup giving him a rate of 47.4%, and totaled 4 rebounds.
Western Michigan has a mark of 6-21 this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Broncos are shooting 42.4% from the field, which has them ranked 269th in the country. Western Michigan has 1,765 points for the season (65.4 per contest) and they collect 32.9 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 10.1 times per contest (347th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per contest. The Broncos are responsible for committing 17.0 fouls per contest and they hit 70.0% from the charity stripe.
The Western Michigan defense surrenders 33.5% on 3-point attempts (213 of 635) and opponents are making 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 13.5 dimes and 35.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is 255th and 214th in the nation. The Broncos on the defensive end are ranked 322nd in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 75.8. They are able to force 10.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (321st in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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