The Toledo Rockets (5-4) will be at home in Savage Arena when they square off against the Wright State Raiders (6-4). Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
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In the Raiders last game, they beat the Kent State Golden Flashes, 63-54. With six points, 11 rebounds and five steals, Justin Mitchell played well for Wright State. The Raiders knocked down 19 of their 26 free throws (73.1 percent), while the Golden Flashes had a turnover percentage of 29.2 (above their season average of 14.1).
The Rockets are trying to rebound after their 93-87 loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd in their last matchup. Tre’Shaun Fletcher was the top scorer from either team with 31 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Marshall had a turnover percentage of 12.0 (better than their season average of 15.4). Toledo, on the other hand, did a great job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (24-28; 85.7 percent).
Second-chance points might be scarce for Toledo in this matchup. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Rockets rank 316th in offensive rebounding percentage (28.0 percent), while Wright State ranks ninth in defensive rebounding percentage (74.8 percent).
The Rockets won the lone game against the Raiders last season, 82-78. The Rockets offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over the Raiders. Toledo had a rate of 33.3, while Wright State posted a mark of 25.0.
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Predictions: SU Winner – Toledo, ATS Winner – Toledo, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Raiders rank 62nd in steals per game (6.0) while the Rockets rank 113th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
- Toledo averages 16.0 assists per game, which ranks 66th in the nation. Wright State ranks 108th in assists allowed per game (12.2).
- Toledo ranks 52nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.1) while Wright State ranks 237th (22.1).
- The Raiders rank 46th in rebounds allowed per game (32.8) while the Rockets rank 217th (34.4).
- Wright State ranks 12th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Toledo ranks 117th (3.8).