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Central Michigan vs Miami-Ohio 1/3/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Miami-Ohio RedHawks (6-7) vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (5-8)
January 3, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -4 / Miami-Ohio RedHawks +4; Over/Under: +150.5
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The Miami-Ohio Redhawks and the Central Michigan Chippewas in college basketball action from the McGuirk Arena on Tuesday night.

The Miami-Ohio Redhawks will try to build on their 90-51 win over subdivision Saint Mary’s of the Woods last time out. Mekhi Lairy leads the Redhawks in scoring and assists with 18.2 PPG and 3.7 APG while Morgan Safford has 15.3 PPG with 5.4 RPG this season. Anderson Mirambeaux has 12 PPG with a team-high 4.7 RPG to lead the Redhawks on the glass while Julian Lewis also has 10.6 PPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Miami-Ohio so far this season. As a team, Miami-Ohio is averaging 76.5 PPG on 44.5% shooting from the field, 36% from three and 81.2% from the foul line this season.

The Central Michigan Chippewas will try to build on their 63-61 win over Michigan in their last game. Brian Taylor leads the Chippewas in scoring and rebounding with 14.4 PPG and 6 RPG while Jesse Zarzuela has 14.3 PPG with a team-high 2.9 APG to lead the Chippewas in the assist department up to this point in the year. Reggie Bass has 10.7 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for CMU this season. As a team, Central Michigan is averaging 69 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field, 28.6% from three and 71.4% from the foul line this season.

Miami-Ohio is 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Central Michigan is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record and 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 Tuesday games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, I’m siding with the Redhawks and the points here. The road team has dominated in recent meetings and that includes a pair of convincing wins for Miami-Ohio in two of the last three meetings. I think this is a great spot to take the points between two teams that I don’t see being separated by all that much. I think there also could be a bit of a letdown for Central Michigan after the massive win over Michigan. This should be closer to a coin flip. Give me Miami-Ohio and the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Miami-Ohio +4

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