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Miami at Western Michigan 1/15/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Western Michigan Broncos vs Miami Ohio Redhawks Odds & Info

Game Western Michigan Broncos vs Miami Ohio Redhawks
Date & Time Saturday January 15, 2022, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
University Arena University Arena, Kalamazoo, USA
Latest odds
MIA -11.5 ; O/U 145.5
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The Miami Ohio RedHawks will carry a two game losing streak Saturday afternoon into Kalamazoo, MI to take on the Western Michigan Broncos. Miami is 7-7 on the year following a three point loss last game out against Toledo. Defensively Miami played well against Toledo holding the Rockets to 43.5% shooting and 36.8% from beyond the arc but foul trouble led to the Miami loss as Toledo went a perfect 14-14 from the free throw line to pick up the three point victory.

The Miami offense was better than Toledo converting on 46.7% of their shots to score 72 points in the game but turned the ball over 13 times as well. Mekhi Lairy carried the Miami offense in 34 minutes on the floor with 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting. Dae Dae Grant added 16 points in 32 minutes and Dalonte Brown chipped in 14 points and a team high 8 rebounds.

The Western Michigan Broncos continue a homestand Saturday afternoon as one of the worst teams in the nation with a 4-11 overall record after losing seven of the last eight games played including five in a row following a 14 point home loss to Buffalo. Offensively Western Michigan was the better team against Buffalo shooting 51% from the floor but turned the ball over 18 times leading to the loss.

Offensively Western Michigan has been terrible this season averaging only 65.1 points per game on 42.3% shooting. Lamar Norman Jr. leads the Western Michigan offense averaging 18.9 points per game on 42.8% shooting as the only Bronco averaging double figures. Mack Smith chips in 9.2 points per game and Markeese Hastings is third on the team with nine points per game to go along with a team high 7.9 rebounds.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Miami-Ohio are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami-Ohio's last 5 games.
  • Miami-Ohio are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
  • Western Michigan are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 6 games.

Free NCAAB Pick:

Miami Ohio Redhawks -11.5

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Miami Ohio is by far the better team in this matchup and will play well enough against a bad team Saturday to end a short losing streak. Miami is better on both sides of the ball and averages more than 14 more points per game than Western Michigan and will use that strength to get the win. Take Miami to overwhelm Western Michigan for the full 40 minutes leading to their eighth win of the season. Final Score Prediction, Miami Ohio wins and covers 71-58.

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