Central Michigan Chippewas (7-22, 6-12 MAC) vs. Toledo Rockets (25-6, 17-3 MAC)

Cleveland; Thursday, 11 a.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTS BETTING LINE: Toledo -17.5; plus/minus is 146.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Toledo Rockets take on the Central Michigan Chippewas in the MAC Tournament.

The Rockets went 13-1 at home. Toledo are the MAC’s best team shooting 36.5 percent from deep, led by JT Shumate shooting 51.2 percent from 3-point range.

The Chippewas are 6-12 in MAC play. Central Michigan ranks fifth in the MAC, drawing 34.5% from downtown. Oscar Lopez Jr. leads the Chippewas in shooting 38.5 percent from 3-point range.

The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Toledo won the final game 68-66 on February 20. Shumate scored 29 points to help lead Toledo to victory, and Cameron Healy scored 18 points for Central Michigan.

TOP PERFORMERS: Shumate is shooting 51.2 percent from beyond the arc with 2.0 3-pointers per game for the Rockets, averaging 15.7 points and 6.1 rebounds. Ryan Rollins is shooting 47.3% and averaging 14.1 points over the last 10 games for Toledo.

Healy is averaging 2.4 3-pointers per game for the Chippewas, scoring 11.7 points while shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc. Kevin Miller is averaging 14.7 points and 4.4 assists over the last 10 games for Central Michigan.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 8-2, averaged 80.5 points, 35.9 rebounds, 19.7 assists, 4.9 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 64.9 points per game.

Chippewas: 2-8, averaging 63.9 points, 31.4 rebounds, 10.9 assists, 5.4 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 41.1 percent from the field. Their opponents average 68.2 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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