The Bradley Braves (8-4) can extend an eight-game home winning streak when they take on the Toledo Rockets (8-4) at Carver Arena. Action starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 28, 2019.
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The last time the Rockets played, they fell to the Wright State Raiders, 79-72. With 21 points on 8-for-21 shooting, Marreon Jackson was Toledo’s high scorer. Wright State did a fantastic job of making free throws (22-28; 78.6 percent). Toledo, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (12.8 vs. 12.9).
The Braves are trying to rebound after their 71-55 loss to the Miami (OH) RedHawks in their last game. With seven points and 10 rebounds, Bradley’s Koch Bar had a solid performance. Miami (OH) had a turnover percentage of 10.7 (better than their season average of 14.8). Bradley, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.5 vs. 23.1).
The offensive glass should be a major edge for Bradley in this battle. The Braves currently rank 27th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.6 percent), while Toledo ranks 222nd in defensive rebounding percentage (70.9 percent).
Toledo Rockets at Bradley Braves Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Toledo, ATS Winner – Toledo, O/U – Over
The Rockets rank 65th in steals per game (7.8) while the Braves rank 115th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
Bradley blocks 3.8 opponent shots per game, which ranks 65th in the country. Toledo ranks 115th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
Bradley averages 41.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 25th in the NCAA. Toledo ranks 210th in rebounds allowed per game (37.5).
The Rockets average 25.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 58th in the country. The Braves rank 204th in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).
Bradley ranks 35th in assists allowed per game (10.3) while Toledo ranks 116th (12.8).
The Braves’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 12.6, up from 9.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Rockets have scored an average of 74.2 points per game (5.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.0 points per game (5.3 above their season average).