Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Toledo Rockets - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toledo Rockets (16-10) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (13-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm (EMU Convocation Center)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toledo Rockets will travel to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles in a MAC game on Saturday.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 13-13 (5-8) and are coming off of a loss to Ohio by a score of 86-64. Eastern Michigan has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 5th in the MAC West standings. Eastern Michigan is averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 74.1 points per game. Eastern Michigan is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game. James Thompson IV is averaging 15.8 points per game and 11.2 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. Raven Lee is averaging 14.6 points per game and 1.5 assists per game for the Eagles. Eastern Michigan is shooting 72.5% on free throws, 30.1% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Toledo Rockets are 16-10 (7-6) and are coming off of a loss to Central Michigan by a score of 77-69. Toledo has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the MAC West standings. Toledo is averaging 78.7 points per game while giving up 70.5 points per game. Toledo is also averaging 37.4 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game. Nathan Boothe is averaging 19 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game for Toledo. Jonathan Williams is averaging 17.8 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Rockets. Toledo is shooting 74.3% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
Toledo is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 11-5 in Toledo’s last 16 Saturday games. Eastern Michigan is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. Eastern Michigan is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The under is 4-0 in Eastern Michigan’s last 4 games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Toledo is fighting for a MAC West division title, but will face a tough road challenge here. Both teams are similar in scoring, but Toledo is the better defensive team. Toledo was playing strong basketball, before slipping up in their last game. I think Toledo will be able to take care of business on the road.