Betting on today's Rockets and Bobcats game? Catch the action at Convocation Center (OH) in Athens, OH, as the Bobcats hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. The over/under for this game is set at 158.5 points, and the Bobcats are the home favorites against the Rockets in a Mid-American conference matchup.


The Pick: Ohio Bobcats -2.5

This game will be played at Convocation Center (OH) at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Not only will Ohio pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 158.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Rockets Lock in a Road Win?

Toledo will be taking the court for their thirteenth game of the season, and they currently have a 6-6 overall record. The Rockets have a 2-2 record on the road and a 4-4 record this year. Toledo's current record vs. the spread stands at 6-6 heading into today's game. In their previous five games, they have gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Toledo has an over/under record of 7-5-0, with their games averaging 158.8 points per game on average. In the Rockets' last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 158 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.

Toledo's offense is coming off a strong performance vs. West Virginia, finishing the game with a total of 81 points. Their season average is now 78.9 points per game. The team's top scorer is Ra'Heim Moss, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 15.6, while Dante Maddox Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 15 leading up to the game.

Facing Ohio, Toledo aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 79.8 points allowed per game (269th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Toledo's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 50.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.5% this season.

Does Ohio Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Ohio enters today's game with a 6-6 overall record. On the road, the Bobcats are 0-2, and at home, they are 5-4. Against the spread, Ohio has a subpar record of 3-8, falling below the .500 mark. In their previous five games, they are 0-4 vs. the spread.

In 12 games, Ohio comes in with an over/under mark of 5-6-0, with their games averaging 150.9 points per game. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 138 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 79.3 points per game, Ohio struggled in their previous game. Against Davidson, the Bobcats scored 69 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 39%. Jaylin Hunter is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.4 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Shereef Mitchell brings a PPG average of 13.4 into the game.

So far, the Bobcats' defense is ranked 134th in the country at 70.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Ohio's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.3% this season.