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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs. Bowling Green Falcons - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bowling Green Falcons (18-8) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (12-16)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Millett Hall)

The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Bowling Green Falcons will travel to the Millett Hall to take on the Miami (OH) Redhawks this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Bowling Green Falcons improved to 18-8 (10-5 MAC) on the season after defeating the Ohio Bobcats, 76-65, this past Tuesday. Bowling Green shot 44.6% from the field and 23.5% (4-17) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Falcons was Spencer Parker who had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Bowling Green is ranked 93rd in the RPI Standings and has played the 242nd ranked SOS. On the season, the Falcons have been led by Richaun Holmes (14.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.8 bpg) and Jehvon Clarke (9.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.4 apg). Bowling Green is averaging 65.2 ppg (ranked 226th) on 42.6% shooting (ranked 217th). The Falcons average 6.6 three-pointers per game (ranked 139th) and shoot 69.6% from the free-throw line (ranked 148th).  Bowling Green is holding their opponents to an average of 60.3 ppg (ranked 34th) on 39.9% shooting (ranked 60th). The Falcons average 6.9 spg (ranked 98th) and commit 16.7 personal fouls per game (ranked 65th).

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs. Bowling Green Falcons - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Miami (OH) Redhawks improved to 12-16 (7-8 MAC) on the season after defeating the Kent State Golden Flashes, 86-81 (OT), this past Tuesday. Miami (OH) shot 45.3% from the field and 44.4% (4-9) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Redhawks was Eric Washington who had 24 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. Miami (OH) is ranked 231st in the RPI Standings and has played the 149th ranked SOS. On the season, the Redhawks have been led by Eric Washington (14.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.3 apg) and Geovonie McKnight (11.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.6 spg). Miami (OH) is averaging 66.7 ppg (ranked 183rd) on 44.6% shooting (ranked 108th). The Redhawks average 5.9 three-pointers per game (ranked 212th) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.92 (ranked 224th). Miami (OH) is holding their opponents to an average of 69.4 ppg (ranked 262nd) on 45.6% shooting (ranked 297th). The Redhawks average 7.9 spg (ranked 28th) and have a turnover margin of 1.1 (ranked 105th).

The Falcons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 16-5-3 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Redhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

Bowling Green was able to snap a mini two game losing streak and was able to take advantage of their size in their victory over Ohio. Miami (OH) has seemed to find their rhythm at the end of the season as they've won their 4th straight game which includes wins over Bowling Green, Kent State, and Akron. Miami (OH) was able to use a strong defensive effort in their 67-56 victory against Bowling Green a couple weeks ago as they held the Falcons to just 36.0% shooting from the field and 23.1% (6-26) shooting from beyond the arc. Miami (OH) is just a team on a roll right now and as Bowling Green has shown that they can pretty inconsistent on offensive, I'm backing the Redhawks at home getting points. Take Miami (OH) and the points. 

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