Toledo Rockets vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/11/14
Central Michigan Chippewas (7-6) at Toledo Rockets (12-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Savage Arena)
The Line: Toledo Rockets -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Toledo Rockets tangle with the Central Michigan Chippewas at Savage Hall in MAC play.
Central Michigan is in need of a momentum boost with a 77-70 loss to Miami (Ohio) in the conference opener having the team looking at defeats in three of four. The Chippewas like to get out and run the floor and struggle when unable to do so which happened in the first half versus the Redhawks as not a lot went right. Miami hit at 48% from the floor with the Chips countering with 40% and 17 turnovers. Chris Fowler led a trio of double digit scorers with 22 points and seven helpers with Blake Hibbitts dropping 17 points and snagging five boards while John Simmons added ten points and nine rebounds.
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After kicking off the 2013-14 campaign at 12-0 Toledo has dropped back to back contests folowing an 87-76 loss in the conference opener to Western Michigan. The scoreboard tells the story as the Rockets fell behind by 14 and were never a factor with the Broncos scorching the nets at 60% from the floor which was decisive. Toledo mustered 20 more shots which were still not enough with less then 37% shooting. The Rockets received 18 points and and five yanks from Justin Drummond while Rian Pearson came through with a 13 point, 13 rebound performance followed by Julius Brown and JD Weatherspoon with 12 and ten points respectively. The visitors were also whistled for 30 personals which saw four players foul out.
I'm thinking Central Michigan will score a little bit although winning won't happen. Toledo will win easily but I have trouble laying the huge number in the MAC even though the Rockets have the potential to cover...