Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Michigan Eagles (16-14) at Toledo Rockets (15-15)

College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)

The Line: Toledo Rockets -6 -- Over/Under: 131.5

TV: ESPN3

The Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Toledo Rockets meet in college basketball action from Savage Arena on Friday. 

Eastern Michigan enters this one at 16-14 on the year. In the last four games, Eastern Michigan is 1-3, beating Central Michigan and falling to Ball State, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan in that time. 

In the loss to Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan’s Ty Groce led the team on 11 points, four rebounds and one assist. Both Yeikson Montero and Darion Spottsville put up 10 points and two rebounds apiece, and Boubacar Toure had 12 rebounds and two points. 

Over on the Toledo side, they’re 15-15 this year. Toledo is 0-4 ATS in their last four Friday games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games. Toledo is 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 overall and the under is 5-1 in their last six Friday games. 

In the loss to NIU, Toledo’s Willie Jackson doubled up on 15 points, 10 rebounds and one assist to lead the team. The only other Toledo player in double-figures there was Marreon Jackson with 12 points, two assists and one rebound. 

Toledo is 0-4 ATS in their last four Friday games and 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 after an ATS loss. Toledo is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games and 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 overall. 

Meanwhile, Eastern Michigan is 6-2 ATS in their last eight Friday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four overall. The under is 21-8 in Eastern Michigan’s last 29 overall and 7-0 in their last seven Friday games. 

Eastern Michigan is pretty inconsistent when it comes to scoring this year, which explains the near-.500 record. In the last four games (1-3), EMU has been at 55 points or below twice, and 67 or below three times; the lone 71-point performance was a loss. 

As for Toledo, they’ve been all over the place themselves, and are coming off a tepid 50-point outing versus NIU. That said, these days Toledo is normally good enough on the other side to at least stay competitive, so they’re probably the safer play here. I’m going Toledo but probably staying away. 

Andrew’s Pick Toledo Rockets -6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.