Western Michigan Broncos vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 1/6/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
TV: Youtube TV
The Toledo Rockets (9-5) will compete against the Western Michigan Broncos (4-10) at Savage Arena on Friday.
The Western Michigan Broncos faced off with Kent State and ended up losing by a score of 80-72 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Broncos ended up walking away with 21 while Kent State finished the game with 22 personal fouls. They also buried 11 out of their 28 shots from downtown. Kent State finished the contest at 92.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 23 of 25 attempts. Additionally, Kent State grabbed 28 rebounds (9 offensive, 19 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Kent State earned 14 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. When it comes to the defense, Western Michigan allowed the other team to go 40.4% from the field on 23 out of 57 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists for the contest in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning rebounding, they collected 26 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Broncos converted 14 of 17 shots for a rate of 82.4%. Western Michigan walked away from the contest having earned a 51.0% field goal percentage (26 of 51) and buried 6 of 20 3-point attempts.
Tray Maddox is one guy who was a factor for the game. He walked away with 18 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins played and also pulled down 5 rebounds. He went 66.7% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists.
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Western Michigan will take the court with a win-loss record of 4-10 for the season. They have an average of 68.6 points per outing (267th in the nation) on 44.6% from the field. The Broncos are connecting on 33.4% on three-point shots (112 of 335) and 69.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Western Michigan is pulling in 38.3 boards per game and is sitting with 183 dimes on the season, which is 242nd in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.3 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Broncos are forcing 10.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 13.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 275th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 204 surrendered for the campaign. The Broncos defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.0% (352 of 782) and they concede 29.4 boards per game as a group. They give up 35.9% on 3-point attempts while they are 198th in college basketball in points per game allowed (69.1).
In their last game, the Toledo Rockets took a loss by a score of 90-83 when they played Ball State. The Rockets collected 18 defensive boards and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 20 for the game. They coughed up the ball 4 times, while earning 4 steals for this game. Ball State was called for 22 personal fouls for this game which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.7%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Toledo buried 7 of 18 attempts (38.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Rockets finished the game shooting 30 out of 58 from the field which had them shooting 51.7%. The Rockets permitted Ball State to convert 31 out of their 59 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 52.5% in this game. They finished 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 11 of 22 and finished the game at 17 out of 20 from the charity stripe (85.0%). Concerning rebounding, Toledo allowed Ball State to collect 38 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Rayj Dennis was important for the Rockets for the matchup. He scored 21 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and added 6 dimes for the contest. He buried 9 of 17 for this game giving him a rate of 52.9%, but couldn't coral a rebound.
Toledo has a record of 9-5 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Rockets are hitting on 48.7% from the floor, which ranks them 32nd in the nation. Toledo has accounted for 1,188 pts so far this season (84.9 per game) and they average 35.4 boards per game. They are getting an assist 14.9 times per game (89th in the country) and they are turning it over 10.8 times per game. The Rockets are committing 16.3 personal fouls per game and they connect on 75.3% from the charity stripe.
The Toledo defense allows 38.7% on shots from distance (125 of 323) and their opponents are making 77.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 14.4 dimes and 34.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 295th and 213th in those categories on the defensive end. The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 353rd in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 80.2. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (325th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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