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Bowling Green vs. Miami (OH) - 2/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami (OH) at Bowling Green
Date & Time Tuesday February 26, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Stroh Center
Bowling Green, OH
The Line
Bowling Green Falcons -6.5 -- O/U: 145
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Miami (OH) at Bowling Green
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The Miami-Ohio Redhawks and the Bowling Green Falcons meet in college basketball MAC-tion from the Stroh Center on Tuesday night.

The Miami-Ohio Redhawks will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 8 games following a 70-58 loss to Akron in their last outing. Abdoulaye Harouna led the Redhawks with 13 points on 4 of 8 shooting while Darrian Ringo added 12 points on 6 of 10 shooting with a team-high 4 assists and a pair of steals as the only other Miami-Ohio player to score in double figures in the losing effort. Aleks Abrams added 6 points with a team-high 10 rebounds while Nike Sibande was held to 3 points but grabbed 8 rebounds and 3 steals in the loss. Sibande leads Miami-Ohio in scoring with 15.3 points per game while Ringo leads the Redhawks in assists with 5 helpers per game and Dalonte Brown leads the Redhawks in rebounding with 5.5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Miami-Ohio is averaging 71.9 points per game on 43.1% shooting from the field, 33.6% from behind the 3-point line and 70.8% from the foul line this season.

The Bowling Green Falcons will look to rebound from a 92-87 overtime loss to Ohio last time out. Demajeo Wiggins led the Falcons with 20 points on 7 of 9 shooting with a 6 of 8 mark from the foul line and a team-high 14 rebounds for the double-double. Dylan Frye added 18 points while Justin Turner chipped in 15 points and Antwon Lillard chipped in 14 points. Caleb Field had 10 points with 5 steals to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Bowling Green in the losing effort. Turner leads Bowling Green with an average of 18.9 points and 3.3 assists per game while Wiggins leads the Falcons in rebounding by averaging a double-double per game with 12.9 points and a team-high 11.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Bowling Green is averaging 79.2 points per game on 44.4% shooting from the field, 36.6% from behind the 3-point line and 67.4% from the foul line this season.

Miami-Ohio is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 road games. Bowling Green is 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.

You’d have to imagine that Bowling Green would like to exact some revenge on Miami-Ohio, as the Redhawks already own a 14-point win over Bowling Green this season. However, the Redhawks have been no slouch ATS lately, and have had no issues stepping up their game against higher competition. The underdog has also had a ton of success in this matchup, so in what I think ends up being a close game, I’ll take a shot with Miami-Ohio and the points here.

Pick:
Miami-Ohio +6.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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