Miami-Ohio vs. Ohio - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ohio (15-15) at Miami-Ohio (12-18)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (John D. Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami-Ohio -1 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Ohio Bobcats (15-15, CONF 7-10) and Miami of Ohio Redhawks (12-18, CONF 5-12) face off in a MAC showdown on Friday at Millett Hall. The Bobcats beat the Redhawks 77-46 early in February.
Ohio has been about as middle of the road as they come, and over the last ten games they have five wins. During the ten games stretch, Ohio has had a lot of success covering the spreads during so in eight of the ten games.
Away from home this season Ohio has a 3-8 record and the offense hasn’t been strong averaging 69.4 points per game.
Ohio is led by Jason Preston who is averaging 16.4 points while shooting 51 percent from the field. Jordan Dartis who is the Bobcat’s third leading scorer is questionable for this game as he deals with a foot injury.
Miami of Ohio has been a strong team at home this year, but they have struggled on the road. At home this season the Redhawks have a 10-5 record and the offense has been good averaging 71.2 points per game.
Over the last five games the Redhawks are averaging 68.8 points while shooting 67.2 points per game.
The Redhawks are led by guard Nike Sibande who is averaging 13.6 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field. In each of the last three games Sibande has put up at least 13 points and they are going to need him to be elite in this game.
The under is 8-2 in Ohio’s last ten games overall. The under is 12-1 in the Redhawks last 13 games overall.The under is 19-6-1 in Miami of Ohio’s last 26 games played on Friday. The favorite is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings between Ohio and Miami of Ohio. Ohio is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between Ohio and Miami of Ohio.
Ohio’s offense has really struggled on the road and that is going to let them down again in this game. Look for Miami of Ohio to get out to a fast start and that will be enough to win the game and cover the spread.