Eastern Michigan at Toledo College Basketball Picks and Tips 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Savage Arena to play the Toledo Rockets on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 9 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 15-15. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 69.6 per contest. Toledo has an overall mark of 24-6. They are averaging 77.8 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 11-15-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 18-11-0 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Minnie averages 13.6 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.0 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Paul Jackson comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Nate Navigato averages 12.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Jaelan Sanford averages 15.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 135th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 128th and 156th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 165th, and they give up 16.8 assists per contest which puts them in 343rd place in the NCAA. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in the nation. Eastern Michigan averages 70.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 252nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 129th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 341st in D-1. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 121st and 287th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 91st with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 84th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 44th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 10.5 assists allowed per contest, and 187th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 45th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game. Toledo is 60th in the country with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 118th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 45th in the nation. They are 20th in the country in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 16.6. The Rockets are 243rd in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Eagles are 184th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3. In terms of pace they are 292nd in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 195th. As a team they are 254th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 270th in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 76th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Toledo is 253rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 109.7, which is ranked 56th. They are 129th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 79th. As a unit they are 68th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 86th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Toledo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toledo -9
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