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Toledo Rockets vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eastern Michigan Eagles (14-7) at Toledo Rockets (13-8)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)

The Line: Toledo Rockets -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Toledo Rockets hope to gain ground in the MAC standings when the Eastern Michigan Eagles visit.


The Eastern Michigan Eagles have outstanding numbers that say they outscore opponents 69-58 but in conference play it seems that one of the units are not playing up to these numbers. Having said that both ends of the floor have performed well in notching back to back wins after knocking off visiting Western Michigan 69-63 on Saturday behind a late second half push. The Broncos owned a slight 43%-41.7% shooting edge but an extra basket including a few more threes was the dfference for EMU. Mike Talley carried the offense with a game high 24 points on 6-12 accuracy with Raven Lee tossing in 15 points on 3-12. Brandon Nazione and Tim Bond rounded out the top producers with eleven and eight points on a combined 7-11 from the floor.

Toledo Rockets vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The high powered offense of the Toledo Rockets run the floor and score the basketball atover 74 points which is number 40 nationally. The Rockets have struggled to score in defeats but have been at their best in three consecutive victories that was capped off by Saturday's 81-69 win at Northern Illinois. A two point lead expanded behind a 45 point second half with 47% shooting staying even with the Huskies 44% while a 27-17 edge at the charity stripe turned out to be decisive. Justin Drummond scored a contest high 20 points and posted five yanks on 4-5 from the floor with Julius Brown dropping 16 points. Nathan Boothe and Jonathan Williams added 13 and eleven points while JD Weatherspoon owned the backboards with a game high 13 rebounds.


The Eagles are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Eastern Michigan are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Mid-American and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. Toledo are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Mid-American. The Rockets have done well versus EMU so I'll give them a shot here...

 

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Toledo Rockets -6

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