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Toledo Rockets take on Red Wolves in NCAA basketball test

Toledo Rockets Arkansas State Red Wolves
9-0 December 17, 2013, 08:05 | ASU Convocation Center 5-3



Arkansas State looks to cover the Red Wolves-Rockets pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 5-3 mark when they host Toledo in college basketball wagering action.

The Red Wolves bring a 5-3 record (1-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-0 Rockets, who are 4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Arkansas State go 3-2 so far and the Rockets go 4-1.

View Toledo Rockets vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Arkansas State Red Wolves as 2-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 224-ranked Red Wolves and the No. 80-rated Rockets in this matchup.

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Toledo was a 77-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sam Houston State. The Rockets got 18 points from Justin Drummond as Toledo ran past Sam Houston State 77-61 on Saturday at Savage Arena.

Arkansas State was a 79-67 loser in its last match on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Kirk Van Slyke went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Nebraska handed Arkansas State a 79-67 defeat at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas State's No. 76 nationally ranked offense (77.25 points per game) against a Rockets defense that sits as the No. 211 at 75.56 PPG. The Red Wolves have been averaging 44.18% from the field, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (51.92% on average).

A few Rockets at Red Wolves trends to consider:
Toledo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Toledo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home


Next up:
Toledo home to Cleveland State, Saturday, December 21st
Arkansas State at Marshall, Saturday, December 21st