Penn vs. Toledo Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12-29-18

Penn Quakers (10-2) vs Toledo Rockets (11-1)

Date : 12/29/2018
Time : 2:00PM
Location : Savage Arena

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Penn Quakers vs Toledo Rockets

The Penn Quakers visit the Toledo Rockets on Saturday afternoon at the Savage Arena in Ohio. These two teams matched up exactly one year ago to date at Penn where the Rockets defeated the Quakers 85-72 behind Tre’Shaun Flethers 21 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Jaelan Sanford added 19 points while the team shot 64% from beyond the arc. Penn led by four at the half but was outscored 52-35 in the second half once the Toledo offense got things going and put the game away.

Penn Quakers's Latest Performance :

The Penn Quakers are having a solid season. They’ve reeled off six in a row after dropping back-to-back games against a ranked Kansas State team and a tough Oregon State squad.  In their last match-up against New Mexico, they handily dispatched the Lobos 75-65 behind the scoring of A.J. Brodeur and Michael Wang who dominated the paint scoring a combined 39 points in the win on Saturday.

Toledo Rockets's Latest Performance :

The Toledo Rockets aren’t playing amateur basketball this season. They’ve won nine in a row and are looking to crack the top 25. Given the weakness of their schedule, they won’t get in until they beat a top-ranked Buffalo team. Their last game against the Cornell Big Red once again proved that they can play ball. Jaelan Sanford scored 29 points on 9-13 shooting from the field to help Toledo blow past Cornell 86-70. Toledo outrebounded the Big Red 44-22 on both ends of the floor and shot 44% from the floor. Penn shot a convincing 47% from the floor and helped lift the Quakers to a 10-2 mark on the season.

How Penn Quakers & Toledo Rockets Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Toledo is 7-4 ATS overall

Toledo is 3-2 ATS at home and 1-2 ATS away

Penn is 9-2 ATS overall

Penn is 4-0 ATS at home and 4-0 ATS away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

Both teams are playing well and are on significant win streaks. One of which is going to end. The Rockets are averaging 83 points per game and are holding their opponents to just under 67 points per game. That says a lot coming into this game against the Quakers who are averaging below 80 points per game and allowing just over 67 points per game. On paper, it sounds like this game could be a close match-up. In reality, Toledo is the better team and should win this game as long as they don’t overlook any teams leading up to their showdown with Buffalo.

Betting trends for Penn Quakers:

  • Penn is 4-0 as away team

  • Penn is 10-2 in non-conference games

  • Penn is 8-1 after a win

Betting trends for Toledo Rockets:

  • Toledo is 6-0 as home team

  • Toledo is 11-2 in non-conference games

  • Toledo is 9-1 after a win


A prolific television producer/writer and general sports enthusiast, Bryan has produced and written for several TV shows over the years. He attended the University of Missouri and has been involved in competitive sports his entire life.