Check out our free Toledo vs Eastern Michigan pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Ypsilanti. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Toledo vs Eastern Michigan Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds

Rockets vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Toledo Rockets at Eastern Michigan Eagles
  • Where: Ypsilanti at Convocation Center (MI)
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
  • Betting Odds: Toledo -10.5, TOLEDO -570 | EMICH +415 O/U 165.0

Rockets Preview:

Toledo will take their 8 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 18-6. On the road, the Rockets will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 7-5. This season, Toledo has been favored to win in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 15-4. For today’s contest, Toledo has a betting line set -10.5 points in their favor.

Toledo’s leading scorer this season is RayJ Dennis, who is averaging 18.92 points per contest. So far, Dennis has accounted for 22.29% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.08 rebounds per game and 5.92 assists. JT Shumate is the second leading scorer for the Rockets, averaging 17.58 points per game. Between him and Shumate, they are accounting for 43.0% of the team’s scoring.

So far this season, Toledo has put together a strong scoring offense at 80.7 points per game (11th). This strong figure has come despite the Rockets playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.0% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Toledo’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.4%

Eagles Preview:

The Eastern Michigan Eagles head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 6-18. So far this season, Eastern Michigan has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-7. For the season, Eastern Michigan has been the underdog in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 4-15. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Eagles being +10.5 point underdogs.

Eastern Michigan will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Emoni Bates who is averaging 21.22 points per game for the Eagles. Bates is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyson Acuff who has hit 44.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.3 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Eastern Michigan this season, as they are currently ranked 260th in college basketball at 69.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 427th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Toledo Rockets -10.5

While examining this matchup between the Toledo Rockets and the Eastern Michigan Eagles, we recommend grabbing Toledo to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have Toledo as the heavy favorite with a point spread of -10.5. Not only do we like the Toledo’s historical performance as the favorite, as they are 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both Toledo and Eastern Michigan are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and place your bet on the Toledo to win and cover the spread.