Ohio Bobcats vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 3/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio (+6)
The Ohio Bobcats (18-13) are traveling to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday where they will go up against the Toledo Rockets (26-6). Toledo opens this contest as 6-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 166.5.
The Ohio Bobcats faced Bowling Green and walked away with a win by a score of 92-58 in their last game. Ohio ended the contest with a 49.3% FG percentage (34 of 69) and made 10 of 32 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Bobcats knocked down 14 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 93.3%. Regarding getting rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 15 dimes for the matchup while forcing 14 turnovers and having 10 steals. In reference to defending, Ohio allowed 31.7% from the field on 19 of 60 shooting. Bowling Green doled out 10 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. Furthermore, Bowling Green totaled 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Bowling Green ended up shooting 65.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of 23 attempts. They knocked down 5 out of their 26 shots from distance. In reference to fouls, the Bobcats ended up with 17 while Bowling Green accounted for 15 fouls.
Dwight Wilson is a player who had an impact in this game. He walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He played for 23 minutes played and grabbed 7 boards. He accounted for 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting.
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Ohio steps onto the court with a record of 18-13 on the season. They are giving up possession 11.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.7 fouls every game. As a team, Ohio is collecting 37.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 396 assists so far this year, which is 221st in the country in terms of passing. The Bobcats are hitting 37.2% on shots from downtown (274 of 736) and 72.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 78.6 points per outing (34th in Division 1) while going 46.0% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Bobcats are able to force 12.4 turnovers per game while drawing 16.3 fouls. They give up 34.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 268th in D-1 in opponents PPG (72.9). The Bobcats are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.4% (806 of 1,814) and they surrender 34.7 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 138th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 385 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Toledo Rockets got the victory with a final of 87-81 when they played Ball State. Regarding rebounding, Toledo permitted Ball State to get 27 in all (4 offensive). They finished shooting 25.0% from downtown by connecting on 5 out of 20 and ended up going 14 of 19 from the free throw line (73.7%). The Rockets permitted Ball State to make 31 out of their 57 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.4% in the game. When the game finished, the Rockets finished the game shooting 33 for 60 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.0%. Concerning three-point attempts, Toledo made 10 of their 15 tries (66.7%). They were able to convert 11 of them for a clip of 91.7%. Ball State was called for 16 personal fouls in the game which got the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 7 steals for this game. The Rockets earned 21 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 25 for the matchup.
Rayj Dennis ended up being a factor for the Rockets in the game. He had 32 points in his 35 minutes on the court and totaled 7 dimes for this contest. He converted 12 out of 20 in this game for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Toledo has a win-loss mark of 26-6 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Rockets are connecting on 49.7% from the field, which is ranked 4th in the nation. Toledo has tallied 2,751 pts on the season (86.0 per game) and they average 34.6 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.2 times per game (47th in the country) and they are turning it over 10.0 times per contest. The Rockets commit 16.3 fouls every game and they go 77.3% from the charity stripe.
The Rockets are ranked 335th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 76.3. They have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the field (305th in college hoops). The Toledo defense gives up 35.7% on 3-pointers (261 of 731) and their opposition makes 74.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 14.0 assists and 33.7 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 279th and 161st in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Ohio (+6)
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