Toledo forward JT Shumate holding basketball

Toledo ahead JT Shumate drives to the basket in the course of the second half of an NCAA basketball sport in opposition to the Kent State Golden Flashes, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 on the Kent State M.A.C. Middle.

College Of Toledo Rockets At Kent State Golden Flashes Ncaa Males S Basketball

  • The Toledo Rockets are 12.5-point favorites over the Miami (OH) Redhawks of their opening-round MAC Event sport on Thursday, March 9
  • Prime-seeded Toledo is 15-0 straight up within the final 15 video games
  • See the Toledo vs Miami (OH) odds and predictions

The Toledo Rockets (25-6, 19-11 ATS) rocketed to the highest of the MAC standings proper off the bat. It’s been a way more troublesome climb for the Miami (OH) Redhawks (12-19, 14-13-1 ATS). Nonetheless, of late, the Redhawks look to lastly be making progress.

Miami is arriving on the MAC Event having posted one-third of the varsity’s wins this season over the previous 5 video games, going 4-1 straight up. That may appear spectacular, till a look at Toledo’s slate of video games is exhibiting that the Rockets are hovering alongside on a nation-best 15-game win streak.

Oddsmakers actually aren’t placing a lot inventory in Miami’s sudden surge. Toledo is about as 12.5-point favorites on this sport. The Rockets are 17-9 in opposition to the unfold as a betting favourite this season.

Miami (OH) vs Toledo Odds

Group Unfold Moneyline Complete
Miami OH Redhawks +12.5 (-110) +800 O 157.5 (-110)
Toledo Rockets -12.5 (-110) -1250 U 157.5 (-110)

Common-season champions of the MAC three years working, prior to now two seasons Toledo made an early exit in event play. Toledo is the +180 second betting selection within the opening MAC Event odds. Miami is a +13000 lengthy shot. Kent State is the +170 chalk to take the tourney and actually are set because the #13 seed within the Midwest Area within the projected March Insanity bracket. Toledo is given a betting line of +100000 within the March Insanity odds.

Tip-off for this sport is about for 11:00 am ET on Thursday March 9 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The sport is being streamed by ESPN+.


Odds as of March 8 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Redhawks vs Rockets Betting Developments

The folks aren’t bought on the Miami turnaround, both. Within the faculty basketball public betting splits, Toledo is drawing 85% of deal with and 67% of bets in unfold motion. Moneyline splits are exhibiting 71% of deal with and a whopping 98% of bets supporting the Rockets.

Surprisingly on the subject of the entire, the individuals are leaning towards the below. It’s grabbing 54% of deal with and 82% of bets. Miami has gone below in 4 of the previous 5 video games. Nonetheless, Toledo has gone over in 5 of its final six video games.

Rockets Are a Potent Membership

Toledo is the #2 scoring offense within the nation. The Rockets are scoring 85.7 factors per sport. That’s second solely to Gonzaga (87.5).

Amazingly, the Rockets have achieved this with out inserting a single participant among the many NCAA’s prime 30 scorers. Junior guard Rayj Dennis, the MAC Participant of the Yr, leads Toledo and is thirty fifth within the nation. He’s averaging 19.4 factors per sport. Forwards JT Shumate (16.5) and Setric Millner Jr (15.9) and guard Dante Maddox Jr (11.9) are additionally accounting for double digits per sport.

5 Rockets gamers are hitting at higher than 40% from past the arc, led by Maddox (46.3%). Toledo is main the MAC in factors, subject purpose share (49.6%) and three-point effectivity (40.5%).

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RedHawks Heating Up at Proper Time?

It wouldn’t be March with out faculty basketball upsets. Is Miami poised to be engineering one? Nicely, very like Miami within the MAC Event, that appears a protracted shot.

The Redhawks have been 6-12 in MAC regular-season play. They’re 0-10 SU within the final 10 in opposition to Toledo and 1-5 ATS over the previous six conferences.

Miami is led by guards Mekhi Lairy (17.4 ppg) and Morgan Safford (15.2), in addition to ahead Anderson Mirambeaux (14.2). The Redhawks are fourth within the MAC in offense, scoring 75.3 ppg. However they’re seventh in protection, permitting 73.5 ppg.

Miami OH vs Toledo Prediction

Their current previous historical past has left some bettors reluctant to again the Rockets within the MAC Event. Nonetheless, doubting that Toledo will get previous Miami appears to be pure folly. The Rockets whipped the Redhawks 89-71 on Feb. 14.

Of Miami’s 4 current wins, just one got here in opposition to a college with a profitable document.

Decide: Toledo Rockets -12.5 (-110)


Robert Duff

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