The No. 1 seed Toledo Rockets begin their 2023 MAC Tournament run on Thursday morning. Toledo takes on the No. 8 seed Miami (Ohio) RedHawks at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. The Rockets have an active 15-game winning streak and a 25-6 overall record this season. The RedHawks are just 12-19 this season, though Miami closed the regular season with four wins in the final five games.
Caesars Sportsbook lists the Rockets as 13.5-point favorites for this 11 a.m. ET tip. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 155.5 in the latest Miami vs. Toledo odds. Before locking in any Toledo vs. Miami picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Miami (Ohio) vs. Toledo and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college basketball betting lines and trends for Miami (Ohio) vs. Toledo:
- Miami (Ohio) vs. Toledo spread: Toledo -13.5
- Miami (Ohio) vs. Toledo over/under: 155.5 points
- Miami (Ohio) vs. Toledo money line: Toledo -1100, Miami +700
- MIA: The RedHawks are 10-7-1 against the spread in MAC game
- TOL: The Rockets are 12-6 against the spread in MAC games
- Miami (Ohio) vs. Toledo picks: See picks here
Why Miami (Ohio) can cover
The RedHawks have three players averaging at least 14 points per game this season, headlined by senior guard Mekhi Lairy. He is averaging 17.4 points and 4.0 assists per game with 60.7% true shooting this season. Miami leads the MAC with 55.6% shooting inside the 3-point arc in conference play, and the RedHawks have a friendly matchup against Toledo's shaky defense. The Rockets are outside the top 250 nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency, and Toledo is poor on the defensive glass, securing only 70.3% of available rebounds. Toledo also yields 53.1% shooting to opponents on 2-point attempts.
On defense, Miami is No. 2 in the conference in opponent shooting, including a 31.3% mark on 3-point attempts. The RedHawks are also No. 2 in the MAC in assist rate allowed, and Toledo struggles to create second-chance opportunities on the offensive glass. The Rockets secure only 28.3% of missed shots in conference play.
Why Toledo can cover
Toledo is one of the best offensive teams in the country this season. The Rockets are led by unanimous MAC player of the year RayJ Dennis, who is in the top 15 of the country in assists per game (5.9) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.1). Dennis is No. 2 in the MAC with 19.4 points per game, and he is shooting 52.1% from the field against conference opponents. Toledo is No. 2 in the country in scoring offense, averaging 85.7 points per game, and the Rockets are also in the top ten of the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency.
The Rockets are shooting 49.6% from the field, ranking in the top five nationally, and Toledo is No. 2 in the country with 40.7% shooting from 3-point distance. Toledo also leads the MAC with 78.9% free throw shooting, and the Rockets maximize the fantastic shooting with top-tier ball security. Toledo commits a turnover on only 13.7% of offensive possessions, and rank No. 2 in the MAC with 15.2 assists per game. The Rockets also have edges against Miami's defense, with the RedHawks ranking below the MAC average in defensive rebound rate, turnover rate, steal rate, and free throw rate allowed.
How to make Miami (Ohio) vs. Toledo picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the point total, with ten players projected to score at least eight points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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