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Falcons battle Rockets in Week 9 odds

Toledo RocketsBowling Green Falcons
4-3October 26, 2013, 02:30 | Doyt Perry Stadium5-2

Doyt Perry Stadium features a battle between the host Bowling Green Falcons and the visiting Toledo Rockets in betting action Saturday.

They battle the Rockets, currently with a 4-3 mark (4-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 1-6 for the Falcons and 2-5 for the Rockets.

View Toledo Rockets vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Rockets in this one found them as 3-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

The game pits the Falcons, currently No. 41 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Rockets, who rate No. 68 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 37-27 victory for the Falcons.

Toledo won its last outing, a 45-44 result against Navy on October 19. Toledo failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 89 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, the Falcons were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 21-20 score against Mississippi State.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bowling Green's No. 61-ranked offense (30.29 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 73 at 27.86 PPG. The Falcons passing attack has averaged 262.86 yards per game, more than the Rockets give up through the air (231.86 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 72-rated road run defense, allowing 179.5 yards per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, ranks No. 32 in rushing offense at home.

A few Rockets at Falcons trends to consider:
Toledo is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
Toledo is 5-10-1 SU in its last 16 games
Toledo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toledo's last 5 games on the road
Bowling Green is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
Bowling Green is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Bowling Green is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Toledo at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, November 2nd
Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio), Tuesday, November 5th