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Falcons open as college hoops underdog vs Rockets

Toledo Rockets Bowling Green Falcons
21-4 February 20, 2014, 09:00 | Stroh Center 11-14



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Stroh Center Thursday as host Bowling Green looks to handle the Toledo Rockets in NCAA hoops action.

The Falcons are 11-14 so far on the season, and 13-11 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 21-4 and 9-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Bowling Green go 11-13 and the Rockets go 13-7 on the totals.

View Toledo Rockets vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Falcons as 4-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Falcons sit at No. 171 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rockets sit at No. 83 on the same chart.

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Bowling Green was a 66-64 winner in its last match on the road against Ball State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Bowling Green got 22 points from Spencer Parker en route to a 66-64 victory over Ball State on Saturday at Worthen Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Bowling Green has the nation's No. 238-rated offensive output, at 64 PPG. The visiting Rockets defense ranks No. 210 allowing on average 74.24 PPG. The Falcons FG% has averaged 43.02% so far, less than the Rockets marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.16% per game.

Next up:
Toledo home to Ball State, Sunday, February 23rd
Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio), Sunday, February 23rd