Miami (Ohio) vs. Wright State - 12/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wright State Raiders (3-6) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (4-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Wright State Raiders will travel to Millett Hall to take on the Miami (OH) Redhawks this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Wright State Raiders lost their 2nd consecutive game and dropped to 3-6 (0-0 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the 12th ranked Xavier Musketeers this past Tuesday. Xavier jumped all over Wright State as the Raiders found themselves down by a 49-21 margin at halftime. Wright State shot just 18.5% (5-27) from beyond the arc and was outrebounded by Xavier by a 54-21 margin. The Raiders allowed the Musketeers to shot 40.6% from the field and 43.5% (10-23) from three-point range. Leading the way for Wright State was Michael Karena who had 10 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist. On the season, the Raiders have been led by Joe Thomasson (10.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.2 apg), JT Yoho (10.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg), and Mark Alstork (9.9 rpg, 4.2 rpg, 1.4 apg). Offensively, Wright State is averaging 60.0 ppg on 39.5% shooting from the field and 36.9% shooting from beyond the arc. The Raiders are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.94. Defensively, Wright State is allowing their opponents to average 66.8 ppg on 42.9% shooting. The Raiders have a rebound margin of -5.1 and a turnover margin of -0.1.
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The Miami (OH) Redhawks dropped to 4-4 (0-0 MAC East) on the season after being defeated by the IUPUI Jaguars, 78-64, on December 5th. IUPUI had a 46-30 lead in the 2nd half and although Miami (OH) was able to cut the lead to two points with just over five minutes the play, the Redhawks couldn’t complete the comeback. Miami (OH) struggled offensively as the shoot just 38.3% from the field and 25.0% (4-16) from beyond the arc. The Redhawks allowed the Jaguars to shot 46.3% from the field and was outrebound by IPUPI by a 40-27 margin. Leading the way for Miami (OH) was Eric Washington who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists. On the season the Redhawks have been led by Eric Washington (12.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.3 apg, 2.4 spg), Geovonie McKnight (11.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.3 spg), and Rod Mills (7.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg). Offensively, Miami (OH) is averaging 65.6 ppg on 41.0% shooting from the field and 30.8% shooting from three-point range. The Redhawks average 5.5 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.89. Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing their opponents to average 66.3 ppg on 43.2% shooting. The Redhawks have a rebound margin of -5.0 and a turnover margin of 5.4.
The Raiders are 13-3-2 ATS in their last 18 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points however, just 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Red Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
Wright State is really struggling on the offensive end as they are averaging just 52.0 ppg in their last four games. Miami (OH) have been up and down this season as they have a solid win against Northeastern but just suffered a tough loss last week against the IUPUI Panthers. Miami (OH) has the best player on the court in Eric Washington and as long as they can limit their turnovers, I don’t see the Redhawks struggling to cover this spread against the Raiders.