Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks - 2/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (8-15) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (14-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (EMU Convocation Center)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami (OH) Redhawks will travel to the Convocation Center (MI) to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The Miami (OH) Redhawks dropped to 8-15 (3-7 MAC) on the season after being defeated by the Kent State Golden Flashes, 61-60, this past Saturday. Miami (OH) shot 45.1% from the field and 11.1% (1-9) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Redhawks was Eric Washington who had 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Miami (OH) is ranked 289th in the RPI Standings and has played the 201st ranked SOS. On the season, the Redhawks have been led by Eric Washington (13.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.5 apg) and Geovonie McKnight (10.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.6 spg). Miami (OH) is averaging 65.7 ppg (ranked 213th) on 44.8% shooting (ranked 105th). The Redhawks are averaging 6.1 three-pointers per game (ranked 190th) on 34.6% three-point shooting (Ranked 159th). Miami (OH) is holding their opponents to an average of 69.8 ppg (ranked 267th) on 46.8% shooting (ranked 325th). The Redhawks average 7.7 spg (ranked 47th) and pull down just 29.57 total rpg (ranked 331st).
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles dropped to 14-9 (3-7 MAC) on the season after being defeated by the Ohio Bobcats, 76-73, this past Saturday. Eastern Michigan shot 39.7% from the field and 38.5% (10-26) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Eagles was Raven Lee who had 33 points and 2 steals. Eastern Michigan is ranked 179th in the RPI Standings and has played the 234th ranked SOS. On the season, the Eagles have been led by Raven Lee (15.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.6 apg) and Karrington Ward (11.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.3 bpg). Eastern Michigan is averaging 68.8 ppg (ranked 141st) on 40.3% shooting (ranked 297th). The Eagles commit just 11.3 turnovers per game (ranked 45th) and shoot 71.9% from the free-throw line (ranked 67th). Eastern Michigan is holding their opponents to an average of 60.7 ppg (ranked 47th) on 36.6% shooting (ranked 5th). The Eagles are holding teams to 29.4% three-point shooting (ranked 24th) and pull down 38.43 total rpg (ranked 28th).
The Red Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Eastern Michigan has one of the better defensives in the conference however, have really struggled away from home as they are 0-6 in conference play on the road. Miami (OH) has had issues on both ends of the court, however, have played better as of late almost upsetting a tough Kent State team on their home court recently. Eastern Michigan has always had one of the best defensives in the conference and although they've struggle in conference play, I think they realize this upcoming 3 game home streak is critical to gain better positioning in the conference tournament. Eastern Michigan is strong at home and I think they'll limit the damage that Miami (OH) will try to do beyond the arc and come away with a double-digit victory. Take Eastern Michigan to cover in this one.