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Toledo favored by -18 against Central Michigan on Saturday

Central Michigan ChippewasToledo Rockets
7-6January 11, 2014, 06:00 | Savage Arena12-2

Toledo looks to cover the Rockets-Chippewas pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 12-2 mark when they host Central Michigan in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Rockets are 12-2 overall and 6-3 ATS, while the Chippewas are 7-6 and 3-6-1 ATS. As for the totals, Toledo boasts a 6-3 on the OU, and Central Michigan is 6-4.

View Central Michigan Chippewas vs Toledo Rockets Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Chippewas were listed as 18-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 175-rated Central Michigan taking on the No. 60-rated Rockets in this contest.

In their last action, Central Michigan was a 77-70 loser at home against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Central Michigan suffered a 77-70 loss against Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Chris Fowler in a losing effort at McGuirk Arena.

Last time out for Toledo, they were an 87-76 loser as they battled Western Michigan on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Toledo suffered an 87-76 loss against Western Michigan on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Justin Drummond in a losing effort at University Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toledo's No. 9 nationally ranked offense (85.29 points per game) against a Chippewas defense that sits as the No. 130 at 69.46 PPG. The Rockets have been averaging 48.46% from the field, more than the Chippewas have managed so far this season (45.37% on average).

A few Chippewas at Rockets trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Central Michigan is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Toledo
Central Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toledo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 6 games when playing Toledo
Toledo is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
Toledo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toledo is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Central Michigan
Toledo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Michigan

Next up:
Central Michigan at Bowling Green, Wednesday, January 15th
Toledo at Buffalo, Wednesday, January 15th