Miami-Ohio at Western Michigan: 2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Western Michigan Broncos (4-13) vs Miami-Ohio RedHawks (10-9)
Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm (University Arena in Read Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Western Michigan Broncos +4.5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami of Ohio Redhawks and Western Michigan Broncos face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at University Arena.
The Miami of Ohio Redhawks come into this game with a 10-9 record overall and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Central MIchigan, the offense is elite, putting up 96 points and that led to the blowout victory. Overall this season, Miami of Ohio is averaging 72.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.2 points per game. Miami of Ohio on the season is shooting 44.1 percent from the field In this game for Miami it’s going to be about the offense running up the score like they did in the last game. Dae Dae Grant has been the best player for Miami of Ohio averaging 14.8 points while shooting 43 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Western Michigan Broncos who sit with a 4-13 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Kent State, Western Michigan was actually competitive, but they couldn’t make the plays late and were defeated by seven points. Western Michigan is averaging 63.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.6 points per game. Western Michigan is shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line. Guard B. Artis White has been the best player for Western Michigan averaging 14.4 points while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from the three point line.
Miami of Ohio is 1-5-2 against the spread in their last eight games overall. The under is 9-1 in the last ten meetings played between the two teams. The road team is 8-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings played between the two teams.
The Redhawks are the better team, and even on the road they should find success. Look for Miami of Ohio to find offensive success, and that will lead to them coming away with a win and a cover of the spread.