Ohio Bobcats at Toledo Rockets Betting Prediction 01/18/19

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The Ohio Bobcats (9-7, 1-3 MAC) will be at Savage Arena to square off against the Toledo Rockets (14-3, 2-2 MAC) in a MAC matchup. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Ohio Bobcats at Toledo Rockets ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Rockets beat the Miami (OH) RedHawks, 71-59, while the Bobcats were beaten by the Kent State Golden Flashes, 66-52.

Toledo played a nearly perfect contest. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.5 (better than their season average of 14.8) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.8 (below their season average of 30.4). For those same stats, Miami (OH) was 15.3 and 20.6, respectively. Ohio, meanwhile, held Kent State to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 33.2). Toledo’s Jaelan Sanford had a solid performance, contributing 19 points and five rebounds. Jason Carter, meanwhile fueled Ohio with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

The Rockets dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent game, Toledo won 82-74. Toledo was effective at getting to and converting from the free throw line. The Rockets made 32 of their 37 free throws (86.5 percent), while the Bobcats were 15-20 (75.0 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, Toledo should have a noteworthy edge. The Rockets defense ranks 45th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.467), while the Ohio offense is ranked 274th in effective field goal percentage (0.486).

Ohio at Toledo Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Toledo, ATS Winner – Ohio, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Toledo ranks 40th in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while Ohio ranks 223rd (19.8).
  • The Bobcats rank ninth in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while the Rockets rank 67th (3.1).
  • Toledo ranks 162nd in steals per game (5.3) while Ohio ranks 181st in steals allowed per game (9.3).
  • The Bobcats average 39.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 31st in the nation. The Rockets rank 143rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).
  • Toledo ranks 19th in assists per game (17.1) while Ohio ranks 128th in assists allowed per game (13.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Rockets have scored an average of 75.4 points per game (5.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.0 points per game (5.0 above their season average).
  • The Bobcats’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.8, up from 0.3 for the season.