Wright State Raiders vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks - 12/14/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (2-6) at Wright State Raiders (6-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm (Nutter Center)
The Line: Wright State Raiders -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks look to right the ship when they face the Wright State Raiders at the Nutter Center.
The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks might be only 2-6 but they have been far more competitive then their record indicates although the saying 'you are what your record says you are' might apply here. The Redhawks have dropped five in a row following an 86-78 loss at IUPU-Fort Wayne where the offense connected at 53% with the Mastodons checking in at 55%. As often is the case the game was decided at the charity stripe where IUPU-FW held a 27-19 advantage. Miami (Ohio) stayed in this game because of 24 point scorers Eric Washington and Willie Moore who were a combined 13-22 from the field. Geovonie McKnight followed with ten points but nobody else scored more then six points.
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The Wright State Raiders are expected to be on the outside looking in at the top of the Horizon but my own gut feeling says this team should be viewed as a threat. The Raiders have shown some scoring ability which has played a role in building their 6-4 record. The Raiders defeated Belmont 79-71 on Thursday for their second win over the Bruins this year. The deciding factor was Wright State shot the ball better at 55.6%-44% which equated to eight more field goals. The balanced Raiders attack received 16 points, six pulls and five helpers from JT Yoho with Michael Karena and Grant Benzinger tossing in in 12 and eleven points. The duo of Reggie Arceneaux and Steven Davis contributed nine points each with Chrishawn Hopkins netting eight.
The Red Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Horizon League while going 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games. Miami (Ohio) are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Raiders are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games and are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Mid-American. Wright State certainly has blow out potential but laying double digits somehow feels wrong against a Miami (Ohio) club that can be competitive. Gun to my head I would rather take the points then lay them...