Ohio State vs. Miami (Ohio) - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (3-7) at Ohio State Buckeyes (9-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -22.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Miami of Ohio Redhawks face off on Monday at Value City Arena in college basketball action.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-2 this season but they are coming off of their second loss of the year losing to North Carolina. Ohio State is averaging 83.3 points ad they are shooting 51.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 17.4 points and 5.3 assists per game. Marc Loving is averaging 12 points, Sam Thompson is averaging 10.8 points, and Kam Williams is averaging 9.1 points. Ohio State is 9-0 at home and both of their losses were to teams ranked in the top 25.
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The Miami (OH) Redhawks are 3-7 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a six game losing streak. Miami is averaging 63.6 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.7 points and their opponents shoot 47.3 percent. Eric Washington leads the Redhawks averaging 13.1 points and 5.2 assists per game. Geovonie McKnight is averaging 10.8 points, Will Sullivan is averaging 10 points, and Willie Moore is averaging 6.6 points.
Ohio State is 3-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 3-13-1 against the spread in their last 17 games, and 0-4 against the spread following a loss. Miami (OH) is 1-7 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, 0-5 against the spread following a win, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games.
Ohio State will look to put on a show here are running it up against weaker competition at home is all they have as when they face the better teams especially on the road it seems to be an automatic loss so they will enjoy this spot here while they have it.