Western Illinois vs. Miami-Ohio - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami-Ohio RedHawks (4-3) at Western Illinois Leathernecks (5-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Western Hall)
The Line: Western Illinois Leathernecks -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami (OH) RedHawks and Western Illinois Leathernecks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Western Hall.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks look for their second road victory of the season to build on their 4-3 record. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are averaging 64 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Nike Sibande is averaging 12.7 points and 3.1 rebounds while Jalen Adaway is averaging 11.7 points and 1.1 assists. Logan McLane is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Wright is grabbing 1.2 rebounds. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are shooting 29.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Western Illinois Leathernecks hope to remain unbeaten at home to build on their solid 5-1 record. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 65 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Dalan Ancrum is averaging 21.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while Kobe Webster is averaging 15.4 points and five assists. Brandon Gilbeck is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremiah Usiosefe is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Western Illinois Leathernecks have split their last eight home games.
The Red Hawks are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Leathernecks are 8-25-1 ATS in their last 34 Saturday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Leathernecks last 5 overall and the under is 12-4 in Red Hawks last 16 overall.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks simply haven't looked impressive at all this season and can't put the ball through the hoop with any consistency. On the other side, Western Illinois is off to a strong start with its only loss coming on the road against Iowa State, and the Leathernecks are currently one of the better defensive teams in all of college basketball. I like Western Illinois to kind of poke its chest out here and muscle its way to a double-digit victory.