Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Toledo Rockets - 3/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toledo Rockets (17-14) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (17-14)
College Basketball: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm (EMU Convocation Center)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -- Over/Under:
The Toledo Rockets will travel to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles in the first round of the MAC Tournament.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 17-14 (9-9) and are the #8 seed in the MAC tournament. Eastern Michigan finished the regular season by winning 4 of their last 5 games and is coming off of a win against Toledo on the road by a score of 79-75. Eastern Michigan also defeated Toledo at home by a score of 91-85. Eastern Michigan is averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 75.3 points per game. Eastern Michigan is also averaging 36.1 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game. James Thompson IV is averaging 15 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. Raven Lee is averaging 14.6 points per game and 1.7 assists per game for the Eagles. Eastern Michigan is shooting 72.1% on free throws, 31.1% on three-pointers, and 44.9% on all field goal attempts.
The Toledo Rockets are 17-14 (8-10) and are the #9 seed in the MAC tournament. Toledo finished the regular season by losing their last 3 games and is coming off of a loss to Eastern Michigan by a score of 79-75. Toledo is averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 71.5 points per game. Toledo is also averaging 36.4 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game. Nathan Boothe is averaging 19.4 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game for Toledo. Jonathan Williams is averaging 17.8 points per game and 2.9 assists per game for the Rockets. Toledo is shooting 74.9% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
Toledo is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. Toledo is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. Eastern Michigan is 6-18 ATS in their last 24 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in Eastern Michigan’s last 5 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
This should be a good game between two even teams in the MAC. Eastern Michigan won both regular season meetings, but both games were close. Both teams are similar in points scored, while Toledo has the advantage on defense. I like Toledo to advance here.