Miami-Ohio vs Akron Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/14/24

Akron (21-10) vs Miami-Ohio (15-16)

Game Info: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Akron -8 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami-Ohio Redhawks and the Akron Zips meet Thursday in the college basketball MAC Tournament Quarterfinals at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Miami-Ohio vs. Akron prediction.

Miami-Ohio Team Preview

The Miami-Ohio RedHawks come into the conference tournament as the 7-seed, finishing the year 15-16 overall including a 9-9 mark in MAC conference play. Anderson Mirambeaux leads the RedHawks in scoring with 12.5 PPG along with 3.4 RPG while Darweshi Hunter has 11.7 PPG along with 4.4 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Miami-Ohio up to this point in the year. Bryce Buttman also has 7.5 PPG along with a team-high of 4.8 RPG and 2.5 APG to lead the RedHawks in rebounding so far this season. Evan Ipsaro also has a team-high 2.7 APG. As a team, Miami-Ohio is averaging 70.8 PPG on 44.3% shooting from the field, 36.5% from three and 70.6% from the foul line this season.

Akron Team Preview

The Akron Zips come into the conference tournament as the 2-seed, finishing 21-10 overall including a 13-5 conference record in MAC play. Enrique Freeman leads the Zips in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double per game with 18.1 PPG and 12.8 RPG while Ali Ali has 15.5 PPG and 2.7 APG through 23 games so far this season. Greg Tribble has 10.9 PPG with 2.6 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Akron up to this point in the year while Sammy Hunter has 9.1 PPG and Kaleb Thornton has 2.4 APG as well this season. As a team, Akron is averaging 74.7 PPG on 45.9% shooting from the field, 33.5% from three and 72.7% from the foul line this season.

Miami-Ohio vs. Akron Prediction

I’m on Miami-Ohio and the points here. The RedHawks already beat Akron in the lone meeting between the two this season and realistically, Akron didn’t have the best end to the regular season. I just think this is a case of too many points to give a Miami-Ohio team that battled a lot of the top dogs in conference play hard and I think this one could be a bit closer than most would think. Give me the RedHawks and the points.

Chris’s Pick Miami-Ohio +8

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