Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toledo Rockets (11-10) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Convocation Center)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles +3.5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toledo Rockets and the Eastern Michigan Eagles meet in college basketball MAC-tion from the EMU Convocation Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Toledo Rockets will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after an 83-70 loss to Kent State last time out. Marreon Jackson led the Rockets with 25 points on 9 of 17 shooting with 4 threes and a team-high 7 assists while Luke Knapke added 17 points on 6 of 12 shooting with 10 rebounds for the double-double. Willie Jackson matched his 12 points with 12 rebounds for a double-double of his own to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Toledo in the losing effort. Marreon Jackson leads Toledo in scoring and assists with an average of 19.5 points and 6.2 assists per game while Willie Jackson leads the Rockets in rebounding with an average of 12.4 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Toledo is averaging 77 points per game on 44.1% shooting from the field, 37.4% from behind the arc and 73.6% from the foul line this season.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles will be out to snap a seven-game losing streak after a 73-68 loss to Miami-Ohio in their last outing. Thomas Binelli led the Eagles with 17 points on 6 of 13 shooting with 5 threes while Boubacar Toure came right behind with 16 points along with 12 rebounds and 4 blocks for the double-double. Darion Spottsville added 12 points with a team-high 4 assists while Ty Groce chipped in 10 points with 6 rebounds to finish off the scoring in double figures for Eastern Michigan in the losing effort. Groce leads Eastern Michigan in scoring with an average of 11.2 points per game while Toure leads the Eagles in rebounding with 8.9 rebounds per game and Spottsville leads Eastern Michigan in assists with 1.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Eastern Michigan is averaging 65.1 points per game on 41.5% shooting from the field, 28.3% from behind the 3-point line and 63.9% from the foul line this season.
Toledo is 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss. Eastern Michigan is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I’m not trying to back either of these teams right now if we’re being totally honest. However, Eastern Michigan just can’t win or cover a game regardless of where they play right now, while Toledo’s last two wins and covers came on the road. I just think that the Rockets have the offensive firepower and the size to give Eastern Michigan trouble, so I’ll lay the points with Toledo in this one.