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Bowling Green at Toledo odds, picks and prediction

The Bowling Green Falcons (13-17, 6-13 MAC) make the short trip north to visit the Toledo Rockets (24-6, 16-3) Friday. Tip time in the game at Savage Arena is slated for 6:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Bowling Green vs. Toledo odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

Bowling Green snapped a six-game skid with an 80-77 win over Ohio Tuesday. A Falcon defense, which had allowed a 50.3% shooting mark over the losing streak, held the Bobcats to a 34.7% figure from the floor. While the triumph was on home hardwood, in this game, BGSU is seeking its first road win since Jan. 22 – the Falcons are 0-4 in their last four away games, including 0-4 against the spread (ATS).

The Rockets have won four in a row and six of their last seven. Toledo is a very good shooting team, posting a robust 51.2% mark from the field since Jan. 21, while going 10-2. Toledo defeated Bowling Green 91-78 as a 3-point road favorite Jan. 15, shooting a blistering 54.7% from the floor (43.5% from 3-point range).

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Bowling Green at Toledo odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Bowling Green +850 (bet $100 to win $850) | Toledo -1800 (bet $1,800 to win $100)
  • Against the spread: Bowling Green +15.5 (-105) | Toledo -15.5 (-120)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 164.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

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Bowling Green at Toledo odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Toledo 86, Bowling Green 72

Money line

PASS. Toledo should dominate, but there’s no way I can suggest betting a -1800 price. That’s just not smart sports wagering.

The Rockets (-1800) could be added to a parlay, however.

Against the spread

The road team is 5-0-1 ATS in the last six meetings of this Northwest Ohio rivalry.

Bowling Green lost by 13 last time out, and big chunks of that game were played with Falcons inside of 8 points. Toledo failed to cover the spread the last time it was a favorite of 15 points or more – 68-66 win as a 20-point home favorite against Central Michigan Feb. 19.

BACK BOWLING GREEN +15.5 (-105).

Over/Under

The Under is 4-1 in Toledo’s last five outings after scoring more than 90 points in the previous game.

Peg this game as a fast-tempo one, but one with a lot of 2’s and few put-backs, fast breaks and free throws. At least relative to the big total.

TAKE THE UNDER 164.5 (-107).

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