Miami-Ohio vs. Western Illinois - 11/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-3) at Miami-Ohio RedHawks (2-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami-Ohio RedHawks -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Illinois Leathernecks and Miami (OH) RedHawks meet Saturday afternoon in college basketball action at the Millett Hall.
The Western Illinois Leathernecks look for back-to-back victories to improve to a .500 record. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 63.3 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Garret Covington is averaging 21 points and 2.3 assists while Dalan Ancrum is averaging 10.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jabari Sandifer is dishing 1.7 assists and De'Angelo Bruster is grabbing two rebounds. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are allowing 51.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game. The Western Illinois Leathernecks have lost four straight road games.
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The Miami (OH) RedHawks also could use a bounce back victory to get back to a .500 record. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are averaging 74.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Michael Weathers is averaging 23.2 points and 4.2 assists while Jake Wright is averaging 13.2 points and 1.8 rebounds. Rod Mills Jr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Abdoulaye Harouna is dishing 1.6 assists. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Leathernecks are 7-23 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Red Hawks are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Summit and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Leathernecks last 8 Saturday games.
Western Illinois hasn't shown much on the offensive side to start the season and that's going to be an issue against a Miami (OH) team that has guys who can takeover. The RedHawks should be able to outplay the Leathernecks and get a victory by double digits on their home court.