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Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Toledo Rockets - 3/4/14

Toledo Rockets (24-5) at Central Michigan Chippewas (10-18)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm (McGuirk Arena)

The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Toledo Rockets hope to secure the Western division with a road win over the Central Michigan Chippewas. These teams met back on January 11th, and Toledo won 86-71.

The Rockets have won three of their last five games and are coming off an overtime victory over Western Michigan. In their last five games, they’re averaging 70.2 points 42.3 percent shooting and are allowing 71.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Defensively they’re not the best team in the country, but their fast-paced offense has them 21-3 SU when scoring 75 or more points. On the road they average 76.2 points and allow 76 points. They are 10-13-1 ATS overall and 7-7 ATS on the road.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Toledo Rockets - 3/4/14

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The Chippewas have lost two straight and five of their last seven games, as they’re in danger of being crowed the worst team in the West division. During their last five games, they’re averaging 71.8 points on 40.5 percent shooting and are allowing 76.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Their lack of defense has killed them all season, as 12 of their 18 losses have come when allowing 75 or more points. At home, they average 74.4 points and give up 75.3 points. They are 9-14-2 ATS overall and 4-8 ATS at home.

The Rockets not only have the advantage at both ends of the floor, but they’ll also dominate the glass, as they average 36.5 rebounds per game and the Chippewas grab only 31.7 rebounds.

Toledo has won the last five meetings SU, and the favorite is 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings between these two teams. Meanwhile, Central Michigan is just 2-5 ATS in its last seven games overall.

Take the much better team the chalk on the road.

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Toledo Rockets -7

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