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Miami-Ohio vs. Western Michigan - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Western Michigan Broncos (9-5) at Miami-Ohio RedHawks (8-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Millett Hall)

The Line: Miami-Ohio RedHawks +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

Over at Millett Hall on Saturday, the Western Michigan Broncos will be taking on the Miami RedHawks in college basketball action. 

Western Michigan enters this game with a 9-5 record thus far. The Broncos have won their last three games, most recently taking out Akron on Tuesday. In that one, Western Michigan’s Josh Davis led the way on 26 points. 

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Miami-Ohio vs. Western Michigan - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Heading up the scoring for the Broncos this season is Thomas Wilder with 18.0 PPG, and Josh Davis has 10.9 PPG and 7.8 RPG. They’re the only Western Michigan players in double-digits but Reggie Jones (9.6 PPG), Bryce Moore (9.4 PPG) and Brandon Johnson (9.4 PPG) are close. 

Over on the RedHawks’ side, they’re sitting at 8-6 this year. Miami had lost two games in a row, but won their last outing versus Bowling Green. In that game, the RedHawks’ Dalonte Brown bagged 16 points and 17 rebounds. 

Miami has just one player averaging in double-digits this year: Nike Sibande with 13.7 PPG. That said, Logan McLane (9.5 PPG), Jalen Adaway (9.4 PPG) and Darrian Ringon (9.3 PPG) are close to that mark. 

Western Michigan is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games. The Broncos are also 8-3 ATS in their last 11 versus the Mid-American and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win. 

Meanwhile, the RedHawks are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win and 5-1 ATS in their last six overall. Miami is also 5-1 ATS in their last six games versus a team with a winning straight-up record and the under is 8-2 in their last 10 home games. 

Western Michigan has a pretty talented group of scorers on their roster this season, and they can put up the points if they’re so inclined. The Broncos are prone to fits of offensive failure here and there, though. As for Miami they’ve sputtered a bit in their last handful of games, but if they can get good performances from further down the roster like they did against Bowling Green the RedHawks will show some improvement. Still, I like Western Michigan here.

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