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Miami (OH) vs. Bowling Green - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Bowling Green at Miami (OH)
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 3:30 PM (EST)
Location
John D. Millett Hall
Oxford, OH
The Line
Bowling Green Falcons PK -- Over/Under: 145
TV Channel
ESPN3
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The Bowling Green Falcons and the Miami-Ohio RedHawks meet in college basketball MAC-tion from the John D. Millett Hall on Saturday afternoon.

The Bowling Green Falcons will look to stay hot after extending their winning streak to double-digits, making it 10 victories in a row following an 80-67 win over Eastern Michigan in their last outing. Justin Turner led the Falcons with 19 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 3 threes and a pair of steals while Demajeo Wiggins added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double. Dylan Frye and Jeffrey Uju each had 11 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Bowling Green in the win, with Frye shooting 4 of 11 with 3 threes and a share of the team-high with 4 assists while Uju shot 5 of 6 from the floor in just 11 minutes on the floor. Caleb Fields and Marlon Sierra each added 4 assists of their own as well in the victory. Turner leads Bowling Green with an average of 19.3 points and 3.7 assists per game while Wiggins leads the Falcons on the glass by averaging a double-double per game with 13.1 points to go along with his team-high 11.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Bowling Green is averaging 79.6 points per game on 44.7% shooting from the field, 36.4% from behind the arc and 66.5% from the foul line this season.

The Miami-Ohio RedHawks will look to build on back-to-back wins following a 71-65 win over Ball State in their last outing. Bam Bowman led the RedHawks with 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting while Darrian Ringo added 15 points with team-highs of 6 assists and 5 steals. Dalonte Brown added 13 points with 3 threes and Nike Sibande added 11 points to round out the quartet of double-digit scorers for Miami-Ohio as well in the win. Jalen Adaway added a team-high 8 rebounds as well in the winning effort for the RedHawks. Sibande leads Miami-Ohio in scoring with 15.8 points per game while Brown leads the RedHawks in rebounding with 5.3 rebounds per game and Ringo leads Miami-Ohio in assists with 5.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Miami-Ohio is averaging 73.7 points per game on 44.7% shooting from the field, 34.3% from behind the 3-point line and 68.8% from the foul line this season.

Bowling Green is 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 conference games. Miami-Ohio is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 conference games and 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win. Bowling Green is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

Miami-Ohio has been solid at home this season, going 7-2 SU this season. However, both of those losses have occurred during conference play, and the RedHawks are still a sub-.500 team ATS at home this season. In pick ‘em scenarios like this one, I tend to look at which team is in better form, and it doesn’t get much better than 10 wins in a row like Bowling Green has. The Falcons have also had a lot of recent success in this matchup and have been solid in multiple facets ATS dating back to last season, so I’ll side with Bowling Green in this pick ‘em scenario to keep their winning streak going here.

Pick:
Bowling Green PK

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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