Western Michigan Broncos vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (8-15) at Western Michigan Broncos (9-14)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (University Arena)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami (Ohio) RedHawks will travel to play the Western Michigan Broncos in a MAC game on Tuesday.
The Western Michigan Broncos are 9-14 (3-7) and are coming off of a loss to Ball State by a score of 75-71. Western Michigan has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for last in the MAC West standings. Western Michigan has conference wins against Eastern Michigan, Buffalo, and Northern Illinois. Western Michigan is averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 74.7 points per game. Western Michigan is also averaging 37.1 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Thomas Wilder is averaging 18.7 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. Tucker Haymond is averaging 16.6 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Broncos. Western Michigan is shooting 71.1% on free throws, 37.3% on three-pointers, and 43.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Miami (Ohio) RedHawks are 8-15 (2-8) and are coming off of a win against Bowling Green by a score of 55-51. Miami has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently last in the MAC East standings. Miami also has a conference win against Northern Illinois. Miami is averaging 63.6 points per game while giving up 68.1 points per game. Miami is also averaging 32.8 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per game. Eric Washington is averaging 14.6 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for Miami. Geovonie McKnight is averaging 12.6 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the RedHawks. Miami is shooting 72% on free throws, 31.1% on three-pointers, and 40.4% on all field goal attempts.
Miami is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-2 in Miami’s last 7 games. Western Michigan is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS win. Western Michigan is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss. The over is 4-1 in Western Michigan’s last 5 games. Miami is 1-5 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Both of these teams have struggled this season, but Miami has played better in recent games. Miami is a low scoring team, so it will be important for them to slow down Western Michigan’s offense. I like how Miami has played lately, so I am going to pick them to keep it close.