Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Rockets and Mountaineers. The game is starting at 1:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Mountaineers at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Mountaineers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 154 points.
TOLEDO ROCKETS VS WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers -4.5
This game will be played at WVU Coliseum at 1:00 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.
WHY BET THE WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Mountaineers.
- Not only will West Virginia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 154 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Toledo Lock in a Road Win?
Toledo comes into today’s game against West Virginia with a 6-5 record on the season. In away games, the Rockets have a 2-1 record, while they are 2-3 on their home court. Toledo has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 5-3. In their last ten games, Toledo has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.
In 11 games, Toledo comes in with an over/under mark of 4-4-0, with their games averaging 156 points per game. In the Rockets’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 156 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.
The Toledo offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. Oakland. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.1% while connecting on 6 threes. The top scorer for the Rockets was Dante Maddox Jr. with 20 points, while Tyler Cochran also added 14 to the scoreboard.
Facing West Virginia, Toledo aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 79.9 points allowed per game (258th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Toledo’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 51.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 37.1% this season.
Can the Mountaineers Pull Off a Home Win?
The upcoming game against Toledo will showcase a West Virginia team that currently holds a 4-7 record. When playing on the road, the Mountaineers are 0-1, while they are 3-3 when playing at home. As of today’s game, West Virginia holds a 3-4 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, West Virginia has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through 11 games, West Virginia has an over/under record of 2-5-0, with their games averaging 128.7 points per game on average. Looking at the Mountaineers’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 141 points per game.
The West Virginia offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. St. John’s. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.6% while connecting on 4 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Quinn Slazinski who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.1. Jesse Edwards also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.8.
In the current season, the West Virginia defense has excelled, sitting 97th in the nation by allowing 67.7 points per game. In today’s game vs. Toledo, the West Virginia defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, West Virginia made 31 free-throws vs. the Mountaineers.