Toledo vs. Miami-Ohio - 2/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami-Ohio RedHawks (9-14) at Toledo Rockets (11-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)
The Line: Toledo Rockets -10 -- Over/Under: 145
The Miami-Ohio RedHawks and the Toledo Rockets meet in college basketball MAC-tion from the Savage Arena on Tuesday night.
The Miami-Ohio RedHawks will be out to snap a three-game losing streak after a 77-46 beatdown loss to Ohio last time out. Nike Sibande led the RedHawks with 12 points along with 4 rebounds and a pair of steals as the lone double-digit scorer for Miami-Ohio while Mekhi Lairy added 8 points with 5 rebounds. Sibande remains Miami-Ohio’s leading scorer with 13.3 points per game while Dalonte Brown is the RedHawks’ second and only other double-digit scorer with 11.3 points as well as a team-high 5.7 rebounds per game. The aforementioned Lairy leads the RedHawks in assists with 3 helpers per game this season. As a team, Miami-Ohio is averaging 71.9 points per game on 42.5% shooting from the field, 34.6% from behind the arc and 72.2% from the foul line this season while allowing opponents to average 72.5 points per game on 44.3% shooting from the field and 36.9% from behind the 3-point line this season.
The Toledo Rockets will look to snap a five-game losing streak after an 85-83 loss to Bowling Green last time out. Marreon Jackson led the Rockets with 31 points including 4 threes and a team-high 4 assists while Luke Knapke added 23 points with 5 threes and a team-high 7 rebounds and Willie Jackson chipped in 19 points with 6 rebounds. Marreon and Willie Jackson along with Luke Knapke make up three of Toledo’s 4 double-digit scorers this season with Willie leading the Rockets with 11.8 rebounds while Marreon has a team-high 19.5 points and 5.9 assists per game. As a team, Toledo is averaging 75.8 points per game on 44% shooting from the field, 37.5% from behind the arc and 73.8% from the foul line while allowing their opposition to average 70.8 points per game on 41.7% shooting from the field and 35.1% from behind the 3-point line this season.
Miami-Ohio is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and 6-18 ATS in their last 24 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Toledo is 3-14 ATS in their last 17 home games and 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record. The favorite is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I’m really not looking to back either of these teams if we’re being honest, but even at home, I’m definitely not backing a Toledo team that’s lost 5 straight and has gone just 1-9 ATS at home this season, especially when I have to give up double figures. Miami-Ohio has been beaten up lately, and Toledo played Bowling Green tough, but a line this thick holds no value when Toledo can’t cover the number at home. I’ll take a shot with Miami-Ohio and the points here.