The Toledo Rockets and Ohio Bobcats will meet with first-place on the line in a key Mid-American Conference matchup on Friday night. The Rockets (14-4, 6-1) have won five in a row, while the Bobcats (14-2, 5-0) are on a nine-game winning streak. Tipoff from the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio, is set for 6 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network. Ohio is favored by 4.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 148 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows the Bobcats are led by sophomore guard Mark Sears, who is averaging 19.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He is connecting on 47.9 percent of his field goals, including a blistering 42.9 percent from 3-point range, and 91.6 percent of his free throws. Sears has reached double-figure scoring in all 16 games, including a 17-point effort in Tuesday's win over Miami (Ohio). His best game was a 33-point and eight-rebound performance in an 85-70 win over South Carolina Upstate on Dec. 21.
The model also knows the Rockets have four players averaging in double figures, led by sophomore guard Ryan Rollins. Rollins scored a career-high 35 points vs. Coastal Carolina on Nov. 24 and ranks second in the conference with 19.3 points per game and 1.9 steals. He was the 2020-21 MAC Freshman of the Year and earned honorable mention all-conference. In two games against Ohio last season, Rollins averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 assists per game. Rollins has shot 50 percent or better in four consecutive games and is shooting 52.6 percent from the floor during this stretch. He has scored in double figures in 42 of 48 career games.
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