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Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/4/14

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (4-6) at Massachusetts Minutemen (11-1)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Mullins Center)

The Line: Massachusetts Minutemen -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: not listed

The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks head east to take the hardwood with the #22 Massachusetts Minutemen.

Miami (Ohio) increases their chance of success when they can slow things down and keep the score in the mid 60's or lower which was the winning formula in a 67-65 decision against visiting Southern Illinois. Despite 49% from the field the margin for error wasn't big with the Salukis countering with 45% accuracy and 13 more looks at the basket. Geovonie McKnight and Willie Moore each scored 14 points with Jaryd Eustace adding ten followed byWill Felder and Quinten Rollins with nine points apiece with Felder bringing in nine rebounds.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/4/14

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It has been a tough last two times out for #22 Massachsetts as they suffered their first defeat at the hands of Florida State before needing overtime to subdue Providence by a 69-67 count. The potent Minutmen attack struggled to 40% from the floor with the Friars checking in at 39% with UMass using 14 offensive rebounds to get and make a few more shots which was about the only thing that saved them. Cady Lalanne paced the scoring with 14 points and ten boards with Samson Carter and Trey Davis adding 12 each with Carter snagging 12 rebounds. Chaz Williams and Maxie Esho combined for 21 points with Williams grebbing ten more boards before fouling out in 38 minutes.

Massachusetts hasn't looked as formiddable the last two times out so backing them as big favorites isn't great timing. Miami does struggle defensively so the Minutmen should score so based on potential...

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