Ohio Bobcats vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks - 3/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (13-17) at Ohio Bobcats (9-19)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami (OH) Redhawks will travel to the Convocation Center to take on the Ohio Bobcats this Friday night in College Basketball action.
The Miami (OH) Redhawks improved to 13-17 (8-9 MAC) on the season after defeating the Akron Zips, 70-63, this past Tuesday. Miami (OH) shot 38.5% from the field and 12.5% (2-16) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Redhawks was Will Sullivan who had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Miami (OH) is ranked 221st in the RPI Standings and has played the 120th ranked SOS. On the season, the Redhawks have been led by Eric Washington (14.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.4 apg) and Geovanie McKnight (10.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.5 apg). Miami (OH) is averaging 66.5 ppg (ranked 192nd) on 44.5% shooting (ranked 114th). The Redhawks are shooting 71.0% from the free-throw line (ranked 97th) and make an average of 5.7 three-pointers per game (ranked 237th). Miami (OH) is holding their opponents to an average of 69.0 ppg (ranked 254th) on 45.4% shooting (ranked 297th). The Redhawks average 7.8 spg (ranked 37th) and have a turnover margin of 0.9 (ranked 113th).
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The Ohio Bobcats dropped to 9-19 (4-13 MAC) on the season after being defeated by the Buffalo Bulls, 93-66, this past Tuesday. Ohio shot 41.1% from the field and 44.4% (12-27) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Bobcats was Maurice Daly Ndour who had 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Ohio is ranked 233rd in the RPI Standings and has played the 72nd ranked SOS. On the season, the Bobcats have been led by Maurice Daly Ndour (15.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.1 bpg) and Javarez Willis (14.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.0 apg). Ohio is averaging 66.4 ppg (ranked 193rd) on 42.8% shooting (ranked 214th). The Bobcats average 6.9 three-pointers per game (ranked 117th) and shoot 72.7% from the free-throw line (ranked 52nd). Ohio is holding their opponents to an average of 72.1 (ranked 304th) on 43.4% shooting (ranked 196th). The Bobcats average 4.2 bpg (ranked 84th) and commit 17.2 personal fouls per game (ranked 92nd).
The Redhawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games however, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Miami (OH) comes into this match-up winning 5 of their last 6 games and has really played well since mid-Feb. Ohio has now dropped 7 straight games and has really had a difficult time on the defensive end as their allowing their opponents to average 75.4 ppg in that span. Miami (OH) was able to handle Ohio easily on their home court earlier this season and with how each team is playing right now, I don't see any reason why they can't win on the road in this one. I see Miami (OH) having a nice game offensively while containing a streaky Ohio offensive. Take Miami (OH) and the points in this one.