Miami-Ohio vs. Central Michigan - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami-Ohio vs. Central Michigan - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Central Michigan Chippewas (13-14) at Miami-Ohio RedHawks (10-17)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (John D. Millett Hall)

The Line: Miami-Ohio RedHawks +1 -- Over/Under: 152

TV: ESPN+

The Central Michigan Chippewas and the Miami RedHawks meet in college basketball action from Millett Hall on Thursday. 

Central Michigan enters this one at 13-14 so far. The Chippewas are on a six-game losing streak right now, falling to Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Akron, Ohio, Northern Illinois and Toledo in that time. 

In the loss to Toledo, Central Michigan’s lead scorers were David DiLeo and Rob Montgomery, each with 19 points, five rebounds and a combined three assists. Devontae Lane was right there as well on 18 points, five assists and one rebound. 

Over on the Miami side, they’re 10-17 this season. The RedHawks are just 1-6 in their last seven games, and they’ve lost their last pair to Akron and Kent State. 

In the loss to the Flashes, Miami-OH’s only double-digit scorer was Isaiah Coleman-Lands with 12 points, four rebounds and one assist. Milos Jovic was the next-closest to that designation with nine points, two assists and one rebound. 

Miami OH is 9-19 ATS in the last 28 overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five versus a team with a losing straight-up record. The under is 7-0 in Miami OH’s last seven overall and the under is 4-1 in their last five after an ATS loss. 

Meanwhile, Central Michigan is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five after a straight-up loss. CMU is 1-4-1 ATS in their last six overall and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six road games. 

Interestingly enough, Central Michigan has been scoring pretty well during this six-game losing streak. The Chippewas have hit 69 points or above four times in that stretch, and they’ve even tallied 81 in each of their last two. The issue has been defense; CMU has given up 77 or more points in each of their last four. 

That might be a problem for Miami-OH, however, as they haven’t scored more than 65 points in any of their last seven games. This one could get ugly, but I like Central Michigan to power out a cover. 

Andrew’s Pick Central Michigan Chippewas -1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.