Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 1/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Michigan (+12)
Savage Arena is the venue where and the Toledo Rockets (10-3) will take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-3) on Tuesday. Toledo opens this game as 12-point favorites. The total opens at 141.5.
Eastern Michigan steps onto the court with a record of 3-3 for the season. They currently have an average of 76.8 points per contest (98th in the country) while shooting 43.4% from the field. The Eagles are connecting on 30.6% on 3-point shots (49 of 160) and 71.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Eastern Michigan is snagging 35.8 boards per game and has racked up 73 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 310th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.2 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing 20.0 turnovers every game and they draw 17.7 personal fouls. They give up 33.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 180th in D-1 in PPG allowed (70.0). The Eagles defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.8% (153 of 327) and they relinquish 34.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 83rd in Division 1 in giving up assists with 95 relinquished for the year.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the Akron Zips and took home the win by a score of 71-59 in their last contest. Eastern Michigan finished the contest having earned a 47.3% FG percentage (26 of 55) and converted 6 of their 23 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Eagles converted 13 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 61.9%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 28 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 dimes for this contest while earning 6 steals and 5 blocks. When talking about defending, Eastern Michigan allowed their opponent to shoot 47.3% from the field on 26 of 55 shooting. Akron totaled 13 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Zips snagged 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Akron shot 76.9% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of their 13 tries. They also made 7 out of their 28 shots from three-point range.
Drew Lowder is a player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He had 18 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 mins and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Lowder finished the contest at 53.8% from the field and earned 2 assists. One more player that came through in this game for the Eagles was Yeikson Montero. He snagged 6 boards and also collected 2 assists. He ended up going 40.0% from the field in this game by connecting on 4-of-10 (14 points). Overall, Montero was on the hardwood for 34 minutes.
Toledo has a mark of 10-3 for the season. The Rockets are committing 15.8 fouls per contest while shooting 77.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.0 times per contest (58th in the nation) and they turn it over 11.9 times per contest. Toledo has scored 1,002 points for the campaign (77.1 per game) and they pull in 37.6 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Rockets are shooting 43.1% from the floor, which ranks them 238th in the nation. The Rockets defensively are ranked 149th in the country in PPG surrendered with 68.5. The Toledo defense surrenders 28.3% from downtown (87 of 307) and their opponents are knocking down 72.3% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 12.7 dimes and 35.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 165th and 211th in the country. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (158th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Toledo Rockets took home the win by a final score of 95-78 when they played the Ohio Bobcats. The Rockets were able to corral 22 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 27 for this contest. They turned away 5 attempts while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Bobcats committed 18 fouls in the game which took the Rockets to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of them for a clip of 83.3%. When talking about 3-point shots, Toledo buried 12 of 27 tries (44.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Rockets shot 34 for 55 from the floor which had them sitting at 61.8%. The Rockets allowed the Bobcats to convert 27 of 62 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.5% in this game. They shot 33.3% from downtown by shooting 9 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 18 from the charity stripe (83.3%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Toledo permitted Ohio to snag 24 in total (7 offensive).
Marreon Jackson was important for the Rockets for the matchup. He buried 6 out of 10 in this matchup for a rate of 60.0%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Jackson snagged 6 boards in his 32 minutes played and had 6 assists in the game. Another guy who came through for Toledo was Ryan Rollins. He notched 16 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 out of 7 shooting for this contest. Rollins ended the game having shot 85.7% from the floor as well as contributing 6 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan (+12)
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