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Central Michigan vs Toledo Basketball Picks 1-19-24

Toledo Rockets (11-6) vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (8-9)
January 19, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas +7.5; Over/Under: 148.5
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The Toledo Rockets will play the Central Michigan Chippewas in a MAC game on Friday night at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Toledo has won five games in a row, while Central Michigan has won three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Toledo vs Central Michigan prediction.

Toledo Preview

The Toledo Rockets are 11-6 (5-0) this year after they defeated Buffalo by a score of 77-66 in their last game. Toledo was tied at 33 at halftime, but they scored 44 points in the second half for the win. The Rockets shot 46% from the field and were +4 in rebounding margin in the game. Toledo has also defeated Ball State, Kent State, Miami (OH), and Ohio during this winning streak. The Rockets are scoring 79.1 points per game with 32.9 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, while giving up 77.2 points against per game this season. Ra’Heim Moss is averaging 16.4 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Toledo is shooting 47.6% from the field, 77.1% on free throws, and 37.4% on three pointers this year. 

Central Michigan Preview

The Central Michigan Chippewas are 8-9 (3-2) this season after they lost to Ohio by a score of 73-61 in their last game. Central Michigan trailed 40-28 at the half and couldn’t bounce back in the second half in the loss. The Chippewas shot 40.4% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Central Michigan had won their previous three games against Kent State, Eastern Michigan, and Ball State. The Chippewas are scoring 66.9 points per game with 32.6 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, while allowing 73.7 points against per game this year. Anthony Pritchard is averaging 13.5 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 4.7 assists per game. Central Michigan is shooting 43.7% from the field, 66% on free throws, and 33.2% on three pointers this season.

Toledo vs Central Michigan Betting Prediction

Toledo comes into this game looking to stay perfect in conference play, but they will be on the road against a Central Michigan team that has won three of their last four games. The Rockets are scoring 79.1 points per game and they are shooting 47.6% from the field, but their defense has not been great to start the season. Central Michigan is only scoring 66.9 points per game on 43.7% field goal shooting, but I think they will find more success in this game. Take Central Michigan and the points at home in this matchup. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Central Michigan +7.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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