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Toledo Rockets vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Matchup Report

Eastern Michigan EaglesToledo Rockets
18-12March 08, 2014, 02:00 | Savage Arena25-5

The Toledo Rockets will try to cover the spread at Savage Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Eastern Michigan Eagles in NCAA basketball action.

The Rockets sport a record of 25-5 and 10-14-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 18-12 and 15-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-9 for the Rockets and 10-16 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Toledo Rockets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rockets installed as -6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Rockets, most recently No. 106 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 56 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 72-58 winner at home against Ball State. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Eastern Michigan earned a 72-58 victory over Ball State on Tuesday, getting 12 points from Ray Lee at EMU Convocation Center.

Toledo won its last outing, a 73-69 result against Central Michigan on March 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Rockets got 17 points from J.D. Weatherspoon as Toledo ran past Central Michigan 73-69 on Tuesday at McGuirk Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toledo's No. 13-ranked scoring average of 80.73 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 14 and allowing 61.3 PPG. The Rockets FG% has averaged 47.24% to date this season, more than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (41.32% per game).

A few Eagles at Rockets trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Eastern Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Toledo
Toledo is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Toledo is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toledo's last 13 games
Toledo is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home