Miami RedHawks vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 3/9/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
The Toledo Rockets (26-6) will take on the Miami RedHawks (12-19) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Thursday.
The Miami RedHawks faced off with Buffalo and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 68-63 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the RedHawks walked away with 16 and Buffalo totaled 13 fouls. They also buried 6 of 18 tries from downtown. Buffalo shot 84.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 19 shots. In addition, Buffalo pulled down 37 boards (12 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't have a block. Buffalo recorded 12 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. When discussing the defense, Miami allowed the other team to go 39.0% from the field on 23 out of 59 shooting. They also dished out 12 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned 20 with 1 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the RedHawks converted 10 of 13 shots for a rate of 76.9%. Miami wrapped up the contest having earned a 47.1% FG percentage (24 of 51) and knocked down 5 out of their 16 three-point shots.
Anderson Mirambeaux is someone who came through in this game. He finished the game shooting 47.1% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. He was on the court for 28 minutes played and also snagged 3 rebounds. He scored 18 points on 8 of 17 shooting.
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Miami will enter this game with a win-loss record of 12-19 on the season. They average 73.6 pts per contest (135th in Division 1) while shooting 45.8% from the field. The RedHawks are connecting on 34.1% on shots from downtown (244 of 716) and 78.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is pulling in 32.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 433 assists for the campaign, which ranks 128th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.3 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the RedHawks are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 17.5 fouls. They are giving up 34.4% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 295th in the country in opponents points per game (74.0). The RedHawks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.8% (808 of 1,764) and they relinquish 34.0 boards per game as a squad. They rank 187th in college basketball in giving up assists with 400 surrendered this season.
For their last game, the Toledo Rockets got the victory with a final of 87-81 against Ball State. The Rockets earned 21 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 25 for the game. They also turned it over 7 times, while recording 7 steals in this matchup. Ball State earned 16 fouls in the game which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of those for a percentage of 91.7%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Toledo buried 10 of 15 attempts (66.7%). Overall, the Rockets ended up shooting 33 for 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 55.0%. The Rockets allowed Ball State to convert 31 of 57 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.4% for the contest. They shot 25.0% from three-point range by connecting on 5 of 20 and finished the game at 14 of 19 from the charity stripe (73.7%). In relation to rebounds, Toledo permitted Ball State to get 27 in all (4 offensive).
Rayj Dennis ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets in this matchup. He converted 12 out of 20 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. He earned 32 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 dimes in this contest.
Toledo has a mark of 26-6 on the season. The Rockets are committing 16.3 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 77.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 15.2 times per contest (47th in the nation) and they are turning it over 10.0 times per game. Toledo has tallied 2,751 points this season (86.0 per game) and they pull in 34.6 boards per contest. As an offense, the Rockets are connecting on 49.7% from the floor, which ranks them 4th in the nation.
The Toledo defense allows 35.7% on three-point shots (261 of 731) and opponents are connecting on 74.4% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 14.0 assists and 33.7 boards every game, which has them ranked 278th and 161st in those defensive categories. The Rockets on the defensive side of the court are 335th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 76.3. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the field (305th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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