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Miami-Ohio vs. Northern Illinois Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/17/23

Northern Illinois Huskies (5-11) vs. Miami-Ohio RedHawks (7-10)
January 17, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami-Ohio RedHawks -6 / Northern Illinois Huskies +6; Over/Under: +144
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The Northern Illinois Huskies and the Miami-Ohio Redhawks meet in college basketball action from the Millett Hall on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


The Miami-Ohio Redhawks are currently listed as 6-point home favorites with an attached ML price of -250. The over/under for this game is set at 144 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report, so barring any last-minute announcements, both teams will come in at full strength.

Matchup history

Miami-Ohio has won five straight meetings between these two teams following the Redhawks 78-75 road win back on February 19th, 2022.


Northern Illinois is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a loss and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Miami-Ohio is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.


I’m leaning towards the points with Northern Illinois here. This has been a matchup dominated by the underdog, with the dog 20-6-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings between these teams including both meetings last year that were decided by three points each. I think this could be another close one, so give me the points with Northern Illinois here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Northern Illinois +6

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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