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Toledo Rockets face Eastern Michigan Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Toledo RocketsEastern Michigan Eagles
21-3February 15, 2014, 02:00 | EMU Convocation Center14-10

EMU Convocation Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Eastern Michigan Eagles and the visiting Toledo Rockets in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Rockets will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 9-9-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 12-8 ATS. Toledo is 13-6 against the total, while Eastern Michigan is 8-12 versus the number.

View Toledo Rockets vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Eagles installed as -1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 100-rated Eagles and the No. 51-ranked Rockets, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Toledo was an 82-76 winner at home against Ohio. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Toledo got 29 points from Rian Pearson en route to an 82-76 victory over Ohio on Wednesday at Savage Arena.

Eastern Michigan won its last outing, a 73-62 result against Ball State on February 12. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. The Eagles grabbed a 73-62 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Ray Lee at Worthen Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Michigan's No. 206-ranked offense, averaging 67.58 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 217 at 74.62 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 42.22% so far, less than the Rockets marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.97% per game.

A few Rockets at Eagles trends to consider:
Toledo is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Toledo is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toledo's last 5 games
Toledo is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Michigan is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Toledo
Eastern Michigan is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toledo

Next up:
Toledo at Bowling Green, Thursday, February 20th
Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois, Thursday, February 20th