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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(17-6) Toledo Rockets vs. Buffalo Bulls (9-6)
Date: Friday February 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Extra Mile Arena in Boise, Idaho
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Toledo +2
CBB Betting Total:
Two of the top four teams in the Mid-American Conference collide Friday in New York as the Toledo Rockets travel to face the Buffalo Bulls.
Toledo snapped a two-game losing streak in their last game against the Miami Redhawks. The Rockets are in first in the MAC. Buffalo is on a three-game winning streak and is now fourth in the conference.
Toledo is one of the best offensive teams in the country, but they’ve hit a bit of a dry spell of late. After starting 11-1 in conference play, the Rockets have dropped two of their last three games.
Toledo shot 15 of 34 from deep against the Redhawks and put up 87 points. Offense has been the strength of this team. Toledo currently ranks 32nd in the country in offensive efficiency, 29th in 3-point percentage (37.9%), and 16th in free throw percentage (78.3%).
Toledo averages 80.3 points per game, which is good for 26th in the country. Five different Rockets average in double figures points-wise. Senior guard Marreon Jackson leads the team 17.2 PPG. He also averages 5.5 RPG and 6.0 APG and shoots over 90 percent from the free throw line.
For Buffalo, the Bulls have exceed expectations this season and have put themselves back in the converstaion of the MAC championship. Under head coach Jim Whitesell, the Bulls are playing at a breakneck pace and prioritize getting quick shots and attacking the glass.
Buffalo has a record of 7-4 in conference play and has won three consecutive games. The Bulls defeated Western Michigan by 32 in their last game and have won each of their last three games by over 20 points. This is the third game in a four-game homestand for Buffalo.
The Bulls average 82.2 points per game, which puts them in the top 15 in scoring nationally. Buffalo is 71st in offensive rating and 17th in offensive rebounding percentage.
Jeenathan Williams has stepped up this year for the Bulls, averaging 17.9 points a game. Jayvon Graves, Ronaldo Segu, and Josh Mballa combine to average nearly 44 PPG.
Defensively, the Bulls have improved throughout the season to where they now have a better defensive rating than offensive. The Bulls have held each of their last three opponents to an offensive rating of under 90. Buffalo is also third in the nation in opponents 3-point percentage.
While the Bulls have been great at 3-point defense, I don’t see their success as being sustainable. On top of that, they haven’t faced a team as good at shooting as Toledo.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
- Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
- Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Rockets are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- Rockets are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
Free Toledo Rockets vs. Buffalo Bulls NCAAB Prediction:
Toledo gets the victory in this spot on the road for multiple reasons. The first reason is that Buffalo has taken advantage of many poor 3-point shooting teams and their defensive stats are inflated because of it.
It’s also hard to trust teams that don’t make free throws in close games. Buffalo is shooting 65 percent at the line and they foul often. Sending a team like Toledo to the line too many times is not a recipe for success. Take the Rockets to cover on the road.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Toledo +2
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