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Western Michigan Broncos host Toledo Rockets in college basketball action

Toledo RocketsWestern Michigan Broncos
12-1January 08, 2014, 07:00 | University Arena7-5

A key college battle sees the visiting Toledo Rockets travelling to Western Michigan Wednesday to take on the Broncos.

Western Michigan battles the Rockets, currently sitting with a 12-1 mark (6-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-4 for the Broncos and 5-3 for the Rockets.

View Toledo Rockets vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Rockets were listed as -2.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Broncos rated this week at No. 188 and the Rockets sitting at No. 60.

Toledo was a 93-83 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas. They covered the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Rockets got 15 points from Nathan Boothe, but it was Kansas that prevailed in a 93-83 final on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rockets is ranked No. 120 in NCAA hoops at 36.77 per game. Contrast that with Western Michigan’s No. 147 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Michigan is the No. 125-ranked team in the country at 6.17 per game, while Toledo rates No. 187 at 5.38 per game.

A few Rockets at Broncos trends to consider:
Toledo is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
Toledo is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Toledo is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Western Michigan
Toledo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Michigan
Western Michigan is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Western Michigan is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Toledo
Western Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toledo
Western Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toledo

Next up:
Toledo home to Central Michigan, Saturday, January 11th
Western Michigan at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, January 11th