The Miami (OH) RedHawks and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Fifth Third Arena. The Miami (OH) RedHawks look to get back to a .500 record. The Cincinnati Bearcats look for their seventh win.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks are averaging 75.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Mekhi Lairy is averaging 15.7 points and 3.8 assists, while Morgan Safford is averaging 14.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. Anderson Mirambeaux is the third double-digit scorer and Julian Lewis is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 79.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. David DeJulius is averaging 16.7 points and 3.1 assists, while Landers Nolley II is averaging 14.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Viktor Lakhin is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremiah Davenport is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The RedHawks are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and 8-23 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Bearcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 11-5 in RedHawks last 16 overall. The over is 4-0 in Bearcats last 4 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are obviously the better, more talented team here and are capable of blowing the doors off. However, the Miami (OH) RedHawks have been in most of their games this season, and they have enough scoring depth to hang around here. Also, this is an instate matchup where bragging rights will be on the line a bit. I expect Miami (OH) to put up a fight. Give me the points.