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Toledo Rockets vs Eagles College Hoops Game Preview

Toledo RocketsEastern Michigan Eagles
March 9, 12:00 PM | EMU Convocation Center

Toledo Rockets vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD14-16

Toledo travels to Eastern Michigan on Saturday, hoping to boost its 14-13 record with a victory over the Eagles.

The Eagles sit at 14-16 (16-9-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Rockets are currently 14-13 (13-10-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Eastern Michigan is 11-12 OU, and Toledo is 8-11-3 OU.

View Toledo vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 147-ranked Eagles and the No. 234-rated Rockets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 63-61 win for the Rockets on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Michigan's No. 339 nationally ranked offense (56.7 points per game) against a Rockets defense that sits as the No. 222 at 68.3 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 39.9% from the field, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).

Defensively, Toledo features the nation's No. 235-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 333 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Toledo, they were a 70-46 winner as they battled Northern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. The battle between the Rockets and Huskies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northern Illinois was handed a 70-46 defeat on Tuesday at Savage Arena.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 61-59 loser on the road against Central Michigan. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles got 14 points from Derek Thompson, but it was Central Michigan that prevailed in a 61-59 final on Tuesday at McGuirk Arena.

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Central Michigan are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rockets at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toledo's last 8 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Toledo is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Toledo is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Toledo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toledo
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Eastern Michigan's last 8 games when playing at home against Toledo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games when playing Toledo