Toledo at Central Michigan 3/2/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Toledo at Central Michigan 3/2/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Central Michigan Chippewas (6-15) vs Toledo Rockets (19-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm (McGuirk Arena)

Betting Odds: Central Michigan Chippewas +15.5 -- Over/Under: 159 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Toledo faces Central Michigan on Tuesday, March 2nd at McGuirk Arena for an NCAA basketball MAC matchup. 

Toledo is coming off a 91-44 win over Western Michigan in its last game at home on February 27th. Toledo has now won three straight games and has clinched at least a share of the MAC regular-season title. Toledo is 19-6 overall and 14-3 in MAC play this season. Toledo is also 19-6 against the spread this season, as the Rockets have been one of the better teams in the nation when it comes to covering numbers. Toledo's leading scorer so far this season has been G Marreon Jackson, who has scored 17.5 points per game for the Rockets. Toledo as a team has scored 81.1 points per game and has shot the ball at a 45.7% clip from the field. Toledo has also allowed 71.0 points per game to its opponents as well. 

Central Michigan is coming off a 97-91 loss to Ball State in its last game on the road on February 27th. Central Michigan has lost a whopping eight straight games, as the Chips have virtually given up on the season. Central Michigan is a measly 6-15 overall and 2-12 in MAC play, putting the team in second-to-last in the conference standings. Central Michigan is also 7-10-1 against the spread as well. Central Michigan's leading scorer so far this season has been G Travon Broadway Jr, who has scored 17.9 points per game for the Chippewas. Central Michigan as a team has scored 76.7 points per game and has shot the ball at a 44.8% clip from the field. Central Michigan has also allowed 79.9 points per game to its opponents as well. 

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Toledo opens as a 15.5-point favorite and the total is set at 159. Toledo should have no problems winning this game, but I think the stronger play is on the over. Central Michigan's defense is the worst in the MAC, and Toledo scores more than 80 points per game. I think we get over the total here.

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