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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Massachusetts Minutemen Preview

Massachusetts MinutemenMiami (Ohio) RedHawks
Jan 2, 7:00 PM | Millett Hall

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Minutemen of Massachusetts hit the hard court against the RedHawks of Miami (Ohio).

Miami (Ohio) battles the Minutemen, currently sitting with a 8-3 mark (3-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-2 for the RedHawks and 5-6 for the Minutemen.

View Massachusetts vs Miami (Ohio) Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Minutemen were listed as 3.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 295-rated RedHawks and the No. 126-ranked Minutemen, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-67 result in favor of the Minutemen.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami (Ohio)'s No. 199 nationally ranked offense (66.9 points per game) against a Minutemen defense that sits as the No. 304 at 73.5 PPG. The RedHawks have been averaging 42.7% from the field, more than the Minutemen have managed so far this season (40.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Massachusetts owns the country's No. 211-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. Miami (Ohio), on the other hand, rates No. 42 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 64-59 winner as they battled Northern Illinois on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. The Minutemen grabbed a 64-59 win over the Huskies on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Maxie Esho at NIU Convocation Center.

Miami (Ohio) won its last outing, an 84-67 result against Wilmington Oh on December 30. The RedHawks got 16 points from Reggie Johnson as Miami (Ohio) ran past Wilmington Oh 84-67 on Sunday at Millett Hall.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Northern Illinois are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Northern Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Minutemen at RedHawks trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Miami (Ohio) is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, January 5
Miami (Ohio) home to Northern Illinois, Wednesday, January 9