Ohio Bobcats vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (9-17) at Ohio Bobcats (17-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -11 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks visit instate and conference rival the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday.
The goal for the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks is to finish the regular season with some momentum and avoid the MAC East cellar. That means ending a two game skid before it gets worse which also means getting more from their offense. The Redhawks are coming off of a 73-56 defeat to visiting Ball State in a game that was competitive until the Cardinals went on a 41-28 run to end the game. Ball State held Miami (Ohio) to less then 37% from the floor and countered with 48% shooting with advantages on threes and at the line to win going away. Eric Washington gave the Redhawks 19 points on 5-14 with Geovonnie McKnight adding 17 points and six pulls although production was hard to find after this pair.
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The Ohio Bobcats have been going through a rebuilding/retooling phase the past few seasons and the results have been positive this year. The high scoring Bobcats have won four in a row to remain second to Akron in the MAC East. The Bobcats look to build on an 86-64 rout of Eastern Michigan Tuesday where they took a nine point lead in to the locker room before stretching the advantage on the strength of a 46 point second half. The better shooting team won with Ohio firing away at 49% with eight more looks at the basket for seven more baskets versus the 42% shooting Eagles. Antonio Campbell paced the scoring spree with 33 points and eleven rebounds with 18 points coming from Jordan Dartis. Treg Setty added 16 points and five yanks with this trio doing enough to win by themselves.
Miami (Ohio) are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and the over is 11-5 in Ohio last 16 vs. Mid-American. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Ohio and is 12-4-3 in the last 19 meetings. I don’t like the chalk but if Ohio gets an early lead I believe they go off…