Toledo at Bowling Green, Kent State at Ball State and Eastern Michigan at Akron highlight Tuesday Night's matchups. Through four MAC games we have seen our share of surprises with Akron losing two games and Northern, Ball State and Bowling Green at 3-1. I'm interested to see how Northern rebounds with the return of Travon Baker against Central Michigan who is getting their own leading score back as well.
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A telling game for both teams is the one between Eastern Michigan and Akron where both teams sit at .500 through four games. James Thompson IV and Raven Lee lead the Eagles against Antino Jackson and Isaiah Johnson for Akron.
Western Michigan looks to build off a strong win over Northern Illinois on Saturday night as they face Ohio on the road. Thomas Wilder and Tucker Haymond showed they are going to be a force for not only this year but many years going forward.
Buffalo is coming off a big win vs Central Michigan and has a very winnable game against lowly Miami. If Buffalo can pull out a victory Tuesday night it will be because of Lamonte Bearden and Willie Connor. The sophomore and junior look to lead the Bulls to 3-2 in MAC play and to lead them going forward.
My predictions for Tuesday night are Western Michigan over Ohio, Akron over Eastern Michigan, Kent State over Ball State, Toledo over Bowling Green, Buffalo over Miami and Northern Illinois over Central Michigan. I'm picking four of the six road teams and seeing Northern win their 12th home game of the season and 18th in a row.
Another intriguing matchup is Toledo and Bowling Green as the Falcons have been quite the story early on. The Falcons had two impressive road victories last week against Eastern Michigan and Ohio. This is another tough test as Toledo features a duo of Nathan Boothe and Jonathan Williams. They combine for almost half of Toledo's points so the Falcons will have to keep their scoring limited if they are going to pull out the victory.