Miami-Ohio vs Northern Illinois College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Miami-Ohio vs Northern Illinois College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Illinois Huskies (1-8) at Miami-Ohio RedHawks (3-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm (John D. Millett Hall)

The Line: Miami-Ohio RedHawks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 130 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Northern Illinois Huskies and Miami (OH) RedHawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Millett Hall.

The Northern Illinois Huskies need a win here to rebound from a 1-8 record. The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 60 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Tyler Cochran is averaging 14.3 points and seven rebounds while Darius Beane is averaging 12.2 points and 4.5 rebounds. Trendon Hankerson is the third double-digit scorer and Adong Makuoi is dishing 0.7 assists. The Northern Illinois Huskies are shooting 23.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Illinois Huskies are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are averaging 68.5 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Mekhi Lairy is averaging 12.3 points and 0.8 assists while Isaiah Coleman-Lands is averaging 10.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Dalonte Brown is dishing one assist and Dae Dae Grant is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.

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The Huskies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The RedHawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 5-1 in Huskies last 6 road games. The under is 13-4 in RedHawks last 17 overall. The underdog is 18-5 ATS in the last 23 meetings.

The Northern Illinois Huskies have major offensive issues, aren't winning games and aren't covering numbers despite being underdogs most nights. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have issues of their own, but they have more offensive depth on their squad and are far more trustworthy defensively. Oddsmakers tell us what to think of the Northern Illinois Huskies. I'll lay the chalk with Miami OH.

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Randy’s Pick Miami-Ohio RedHawks -7.5

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

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