The Robert Morris Colonials (1-3) will travel to Savage Arena to meet the Toledo Rockets (1-1) in their home opener. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 138 points with Toledo set as a 15-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Robert Morris Colonials vs. Toledo Rockets Odds Preview
In the Colonials’ last contest, they easily got past the Howard Bison, 85-65. With 14 points, Josh Williams had a solid outing for Robert Morris. Robert Morris dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.218 (above their season average of 0.082) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.664 (above their season average of 0.432). For those same stats, Howard recorded marks of 0.123 and 0.509, respectively.
The Rockets hope to maintain momentum after blowing out the Marshall Thundering Herd in their last game, 96-70. Toledo rallied around Dylan Alderson, who recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds. Toledo played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 34.3 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.618. Marshall was 16.2 and 0.475, respectively, for those same stats.
Toledo appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. Since the 2018-19 season, the Rockets rank 49th in offensive efficiency, while the Colonials rank 166th in defensive efficiency. Furthermore, the Colonials, who rank 255th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.212), could have a tough time getting to the line against the Rockets, who rank 24th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.181).
The Colonials have had a mediocre 17-18 straight up (SU) record since last season, but have had a hard time covering the spread (3-4 against the spread (ATS)). Games featuring Robert Morris have had a tendency to finish under the O/U total since last season (71.4 percent).
The Rockets, meanwhile, are 23-7 SU and 15-18 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Toledo games over that same time frame with 18 overs compared to 15 unders.
Robert Morris Colonials vs. Toledo Rockets Free Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Toledo, ATS Winner – Robert Morris, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Rockets rank 41st in three pointers attempted per game (26.1) while the Colonials rank 151st (22.5).
Toledo ranks 19th in assists per game (16.4) while Robert Morris ranks 117th (14.0).
Toledo ranks 31st in rebounds per game (38.8) while Robert Morris ranks 271st (33.4).
The Rockets rank 36th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Colonials rank 229th (2.5).
Robert Morris ranks 70th in steals per game (7.2) while Toledo ranks 230th (5.4).