The first round of the NIT Tournament at Crisler Arena will witness the Toledo Rockets and Michigan Wolverines facing off on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. ET. Michigan is expected to win by eight points, and the total score is projected to be 161.5 points.
Toledo had a triumphant season, winning 27 games and enjoying a 17-game winning streak. However, they missed the NCAA Tournament after losing to Kent State in the MAC Tournament Final. Despite this setback, the team remains confident about the NIT with top scorer RayJ Dennis and other essential players such as Setric Millner Jr., JT Shumate, Dante Maddox Jr., and Ra’Heim Moss leading the way. Toledo’s offensive game is robust, with an average of 85.7 points per game and excellent shooting skills from the field and beyond the arc.
Michigan had a less consistent season, finishing with a 17-15 record and losing in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament to Rutgers. Junior center Hunter Dickinson leads the Wolverines in scoring, and Jett Howard, Kobe Bufkin, Dug McDaniel, and Terrance Williams II are other players to watch. Michigan has a decent rebounding margin, and averages 73.8 points per game, but ranks lower in offensive efficiency and shooting percentages than Toledo.
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Toledo struggles defensively, which leads to a low ranking in defensive efficiency, while Michigan is more robust in defensive statistics, such as opponent field goal percentage and assist-per-turnover ratio. It remains to be seen how the Wolverines will perform in the NIT, as they could either bounce back from their early exit in the conference tournament or continue their inconsistent play.
The Michigan Wolverines will try to end their 3-game losing streak against the Toledo Rockets, who are also coming off a loss to the Kent State Golden Flashes in their last game. We’ll see which of the two teams manages to pull out the win in the NIT first round.
Toledo Rockets vs Michigan Wolverines Game Information
- Date: 03/14/2023
- Time: 06:40 PM ET
- Location: United Center, Chicago, IL.
- How to Watch Toledo vs Michigan : ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Toledo vs Michigan Betting Lines
Toledo is +210 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $210.On the other side, Michigan is -260 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $38.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Toledo at a 32.26% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Michigan has 72.22% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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