Northern Illinois vs. Miami-Ohio - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Illinois vs. Miami-Ohio - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Miami-Ohio RedHawks (9-11) at Northern Illinois Huskies (12-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Convocation Center)

The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies -5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami (OH) RedHawks and Northern Illinois Huskies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the NIU Convocation Center.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are averaging 72.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Nike Sibande is averaging 14 points and 1.8 assists while Dalonte Brown is averaging 12.8 points and seven rebounds. Isaiah Coleman-Lands is dishing 1.7 assists and Mekhi Lairy is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have lost five straight road games.

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The Northern Illinois Huskies look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 67.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Eugene German is averaging 19.6 points and 2.7 assists while Lacey James is averaging 9.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Trendon Hankerson is dishing 2.1 assists and Darius Beane is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Northern Illinois Huskies are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Illinois Huskies are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Northern Illinois Huskies have won three of their last four home games.

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The Miami (OH) RedHawks are just 6-12 ATS on the season and 2-4 ATS on the road where they lose by an average of 9.3 points and shoot 42.9 percent from the field. The Northern Illinois Huskies are enjoying their best stretch of the season right now, and they return home where they win by an average of 7.8 points and allow just 37.9 percent shooting from the field. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are 4-9 ATS this season as an underdog. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Huskies at home. 

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Randy’s Pick Northern Illinois Huskies -5

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