Miami (Ohio) vs. Bowling Green - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bowling Green Falcons (13-9) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (7-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Bowling Green Falcons will travel to Millett Hall to take on the Miami (OH) Redhawks this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Bowling Green Falcons lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 13-9 (4-5 MAC East) on the season after being defeated by the Ball State Cardinals, 72-64, this past Tuesday. Bowling Green held a 40-33 halftime lead in this one but was only able to put up 24 2nd half points which allowed the Cardinals to get the win. Bowling Green shot 37.5% from the field and 37.5% (6-16) from beyond the arc in the loss. The Falcons allowed the Cardinals to shoot 53.2% from the field and 52.6% (10-19) from three-point range. Leading the way for Bowling Green was Zack Denny who had a double-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal. On the season, the Falcons have been led by Spencer Parker (13.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.7 apg), Zack Denny (12.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.4 spg), and Wesley Alcegaire (9.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg). Offensively, Bowling Green is averaging 72.9 ppg on 44.0% shooting from the field and 37.8% shooting from beyond the arc. The Falcons average 6.3 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.95. Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing their opponents to average 70.5 ppg on 41.3% shooting. The Falcons have a rebound margin of 2.8 and average 3.5 blocks per game.
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The Miami (OH) Redhawks dropped to 7-15 (1-8 MAC East) on the season after being defeated by the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 94-69, this past Tuesday. Miami (OH) had no answers for Eastern Michigan’s Raven Lee who had 9 three-pointers and couldn’t overcome a 48-27 halftime deficit. Miami (OH) struggled offensively as they shot just 35.0% from the field and 22.2% (6-27) from beyond the arc. The Redhawks allowed the Eagles to shoot 50.0% from the field and 52.0% (13-25) from three-point range. Leading the way for Miami (OH) was Chris Bryant who had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, and an assist. On the season, the Redhawks have been led by Eric Washington (14.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.4 spg), Geovonie McKnight (12.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.1 spg), and Jere Vucica (6.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg). Offensively, Miami (OH) is averaging 63.9 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field and 31.4% shooting from beyond the arc. The Redhawks average 5.4 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.78. Defensively, Miami (OH) is holding their opponents to average 68.9 ppg on 43.7% shooting. The Redhawks have a rebound margin of -2.2 and a turnover margin of 1.8.
The Falcons are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games. The Redhawks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Bowling Green has been struggled as of late as they’ve lost 4 of their last 5 games and have been averaging just 65.5 ppg in those four losses. Miami (OH) couldn’t follow-up their first conference win with a solid performance as they struggled on both sides of the ball against Eastern Michigan. Bowling Green has been solid in conference play on the road posing a 3-1 on the season and I think their defense will cause Miami (OH) enough problems that they get the win in this one. Take Bowling Green in the PK.