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Toledo Western Michigan Betting Preview

Western Michigan BroncosToledo Rockets
Feb 27, 7:00 PM | Savage Arena

Western Michigan Broncos vs Toledo Rockets Odds

17-9TEAM RECORD13-11

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Toledo vs Western Michigan battle Wednesday at Savage Arena as the Rockets look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Rockets sport records of 13-11 and 12-8-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Broncos have 17-9 and 12-9-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-9-3 for the Rockets and 9-6-3 for the Broncos.

View Western Michigan vs Toledo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rockets installed as 1-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 208 and the Broncos at No. 94 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-67 result in favor of the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toledo has the nation's No. 147-rated offensive output, at 68.6 PPG. The visiting Broncos defense ranks No. 91 allowing on average 63 PPG. The Rockets FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 97-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Toledo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 183 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 67-62 winner as they battled Pacific at home. They earned a push in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Broncos got 14 points from Shayne Whittington as Western Michigan ran past Pacific 67-62 on Saturday at University Arena.

In their last action, Toledo was a 79-66 winner at home against McNeese State. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. Toledo got 21 points and 11 rebounds from Rian Pearson en route to a 79-66 victory over McNeese State on Saturday at Savage Arena.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 5-5
After playing Pacific are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Ball State are 4-6
After playing McNeese State are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Broncos at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 8 games when playing on the road against Toledo
Western Michigan is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Western Michigan is 2-11-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Toledo
Western Michigan is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Toledo
Toledo is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Toledo is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Western Michigan
Toledo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toledo's last 5 games

Next up:
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, March 2
Toledo home to Ball State, Saturday, March 2