Michigan vs. Toledo NIT Matchup Preview and Prediction 3/14
- Mar 13, 2023, 2:09:29 PM
Michigan vs. Toledo NIT Matchup Preview and Prediction
As March Madness predictions brackets are getting filled out, college basketball fans are gearing up for the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) matchup between Michigan and Toledo on Tuesday at 7 p.m. EDT. The Wolverines are hosting the Rockets in this first-round matchup, and KingPin.pro is here to provide an analysis of both teams to help you make an informed betting decision.
Michigan has had an average season with a record of 17-15, including an 11-9 record against Big Ten opponents and 6-6 in non-conference play. The Wolverines' offense is led by Hunter Dickinson, averaging 18.4 points, nine rebounds, and 1.8 blocks over the past 10 games. Jett Howard also contributes with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game and an average of 14.2 points. Michigan ranks eighth in the Big Ten with 7.8 offensive rebounds per game.
Toledo is coming into this game with a strong record of 27-7, including a 16-2 record against MAC teams. The Rockets' offense is second in college basketball, scoring 85.6 points per game while shooting 49.7%. Rayj Dennis leads the team in scoring, averaging 19.7 points, 5.6 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. Setric Millner Jr. also contributes with an average of 18.0 points over the last 10 games.
Michigan is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and 4-6 straight up in their last 10 games. Toledo is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games and 9-1 straight up in their last 10 games. The total has gone under in five of Michigan's last seven games and in four of Toledo's last six games.
There are no reported injuries for either team.
With Toledo coming in hot, winning nine of their last 10 games, they have the momentum to beat Michigan in this matchup. Michigan has struggled lately, only winning five of their last 10 games. Toledo's offense is one of the best in the country and will be too much for Michigan to handle. Our March Madness picks experts predict a Toledo win with a final score of 85-75.
Pick: Toledo Rockets (-3)