Toledo Rockets Odds

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Online sports betting will launch in Ohio on Jan. 1, 2023. This page will be updated with the latest news, odds and promos once Ohio sportsbooks are live.

Located just south of the Ohio-Michigan border, the city of Toledo has many reasons to be proud of its home teams. From the minor league Mud Hens in baseball to the Division I athletes at the University of Toledo, there is something for a variety of fans.

The Toledo Rockets men’s basketball team is a member of the highly competitive Mid-American Conference. The school is looking to restore its program back to the days of making trips to the NCAA Tournament. Can it happen this year? Will the Rockets get to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1979? Or will they return to the NIT, as they did in 2021?

People in Ohio will soon be able to place wagers on how well the Rockets will play throughout the season or for a particular upcoming game, as well as other betting options.

How to bet on Toledo Rockets basketball games in Ohio?

Ohio is in the process of legalizing online sports betting. What that will mean for you is the convenience of having your sportsbook at your fingertips no matter where you are within the state. Want to place your bets from your recliner at home? Withdraw some of your winnings at the bar next Friday night? Check out what the line looks like after hearing some news on the radio while grocery shopping?

Ohio online sportsbook apps will give you that convenience, and signing up is usually pretty easy. Check below for a list of potential Ohio sportsbooks. See one you like? Clicking on it will take you directly to its website. From there you can set up your account, agree to the site’s terms and conditions and make your first deposit. And just like that, you’ll be ready to bet.

Toledo Rockets college basketball odds

Check below for the latest odds on the Toledo Rockets, with a feed that automatically updates 24 hours a day. See Toledo Rockets odds you like? Just click on them and you’ll arrive at the correct sportsbook, where you can sign up for an account if you don’t already have one and start betting.

Rockets National Championship odds

The Rockets have never been to the NCAA championship. In fact, the closest they have ever gotten was a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 1979. Could this be the season that all changes? The beauty of betting on college basketball is you never know what is going to happen.

Teams are known to have hot seasons, make a run and shock a few people along the way. And the NCAA Tournament is no longer just about the No. 1 seeds battling it out. Even the lower seeds have a shot now and then.

So, what do the oddsmakers think about Toledo’s chances at a championship run? See the live odds feed below.

Rockets NCAAB betting lines explained

Reading sports betting lines can be a tad confusing if you’re just getting started. Once you break it down, however, it’s not that bad. Here’s an example of a line that you might see at BetMGM Sportsbook or Caesars Sportsbook in Ohio:

 SpreadMoneylineTotal
Toledo Rockets-4.5 (-110)-155Over 154.5 (-110)
Akron Zips+4.5 (-110)+145Under 154.5 (-110)

We’ll go over the options one at a time: point spread, moneyline and total.

For the point spread wager, you can see that the Rockets are 4.5-point favorites with -110 odds. So, for a point spread bet on the Rockets to win, they need to win the game by more than the spread — five or more points. A 73-70 win, for instance, would mean that Toledo failed to cover the spread. In that case, wagers on Akron would win. At -110 odds, you would need to wager $110 to come away with $100 in profit on a successful bet.

The next number in the listing above is for the moneyline bet. Toledo is the favorite to win outright with odds at -155. Akron, as the underdog, has positive odds of +145. If you choose the Rockets moneyline and they win by the score we mentioned above, then you would get a payout based on $100 for every $155 you bet. Of course, you don’t need to wager that exact amount — any payout will depend on how much you wagered as well as the odds at the time you made your bet. If Akron were to win, then for every $100 you wagered, you would win $145 in profit.

The final set of numbers we see in the example above is for the total, aka the over/under (O/U). This means that you could wager on Toledo and Akron to combine to score over or under 154.5 points for the game, regardless of which team wins.

Live betting on Toledo Rockets games

Just like it sounds, live betting takes place while the game is happening. Some states limit live betting options on college games, so we’ll have to see what Ohio allows. The options and bets are also going to vary from sportsbook to sportsbook, which is another solid reason to have accounts at multiple books.

The odds and lines will shift and update as the game progresses to reflect what is happening on the court. Using a sportsbook app, you can keep up with the odds since your device will be connected directly to the book of your choosing. You’ll also be able to bet on live games no matter where you are in the state of Ohio, including, if you want, right in the arena while you’re watching the team play.

Keep in mind that you cannot place wagers from outside of Ohio unless you are in another state where sports betting is legal and where your online sportsbook of choice can lawfully operate. Your device uses geolocation to verify where you are before allowing you to wager. If you aren’t within state lines, then you won’t have the option to finalize your bet slip.

Toledo Rockets and the NBA draft

The Toledo Rockets Men’s Basketball team have sent 20 players to the NBA through the annual draft starting in 1947 when the Baltimore Bullets selected Robert Bolyard. The most recent was in 1998 when 6-foot-11 center Casey Shaw went in the second round to play for the Philadelphia 76ers.

The most successful Rockets player in the NBA was Steve Mix, whom the Detroit Pistons drafted in the fifth round in 1969. He went on to play in 787 games professionally and scored 8,355 career points.

All-time Rockets statistical leaders

Toledo may not have ever groomed the No. 1 NBA draft pick, but the Rockets have played some solid basketball over the decades. Below are the leaders in each of the major statistical categories:

  • Points: Career leader: Ken Epperson (1981-85) with 2,016. Season leader: Craig Thames (1995-96) with 699. Single-game leader: Clark Pittenger; 49 points vs. Bluffton in the 1918-19 season.
  • Assists: Career leader: Tim Reiser (1980-84) with 762. Season leader: Bill Walker (1950-51) with 210. Single-game leader: Tim Reiser with 14 against Kent State in 1981-82 (in his career, he also had two games with 13 assists and one with 12).
  • Rebounds: Career leader: Ken Epperson (1981-85) with 960. Season leader: Steve Taylor Jr. (2016-17) with 404. Single-game leader: The record of 27 rebounds is a tie between Dough Hess vs. Marshall (1970-71) and Ned Miklovic vs. Ohio (1957-58).
  • Blocks: Career leader: Luke Knapke (2016-20) with 196. Season leader: Luke Knapke (2019-20) with 61 (he also is second and fifth on the list). Single-game leader: Luke Knapke with 10 blocks against Cleveland State (2019-20).
  • Steals: Career leader: Keith Triplett (2001-05) with 278 steals. Season leader: Craig Thames (1995-96) with 82. Single-game leader: The record of seven steals in a game is a five-way tie (from first to last, chronologically) — Ted Williams (vs. VMI, 1977-78), Dick Miller (vs. Michigan, 1979-80), Gary Campbell (vs. FIU, 1986-87), Jonathan Amos (vs. Kent State, 2007-08) and Rian Pearson (vs. Ball State, 2011-12).

Toledo Rockets NCAA basketball coaching staff

Tod Kowalczyk coaches the Rockets men’s basketball team. Here are the main members:

  • Head coach: Tod Kowalczyk
  • Associate head coach: Jeff Massey
  • Assistant coach: Justin Ingram
  • Assistant coach: Walter Offutt

University of Toledo basketball home games

The Rockets basketball team plays its home games in the John F. Savage Arena in Toledo.

  • Address: 2025 N. Douglas Road, Toledo, Ohio
  • Owner: University of Toledo
  • Operator: University of Toledo
  • Capacity: 7,300
  • Opened: 1976

Rockets basketball social media

The Toledo Rockets have accounts that you can follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

How many national titles have the Toledo Rockets won?

The Rockets men’s basketball team has never won a national title. The closest it’s ever been was the Sweet Sixteen in 1979.

The Rockets have made it to March Madness four times. In 1954, 1967 and 1980, they lost in the first round. In 1979, they defeated Iowa by a score of 74-72 to get a shot at Notre Dame in the Sweet Sixteen, losing 79-71.

Interested in placing a bet on the Toledo Rockets for March Madness? Check out the latest March Madness odds for First Four, and NCAA Tournament Finals odds here.

The Rockets have been to the National Invitation Tournament 10 times, with an overall record of 5-11. They earned a trip in 1942, 1943 (lost in the championship game), 1981, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2014, 2019 and 2021.

In 2012, the Rockets appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament and went 1-1 with a win over McNeese State, 76-63, and a loss to Robert Morris, 69-51.

The team has also appeared once in each of the College Basketball Invitational and the National Commissioners Invitational Tournament. They went 0-1 in the CBI, losing to George Washington in 2017, 73-69. In the NCIT, they went 1-1 in 1974 with a win over Arizona State and a loss to Indiana.