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NCAA hoops odds preview - Miami (Ohio) vs. Eastern Michigan

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksEastern Michigan Eagles
Jan 19, 2:00 PM | EMU Convocation Center

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on EMU Convocation Center Saturday as host Eastern Michigan looks to handle the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks in NCAA hoops action.

Eastern Michigan will face the 7-8 RedHawks, who own a 6-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 6-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the RedHawks are 7-4 favoring the OVER.

View Miami (Ohio) vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 205 and the RedHawks at No. 316 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 60-59 result in favor of the RedHawks.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Michigan's No. 336-ranked offense, averaging 57.2 PPG, against a RedHawks defense that ranks No. 246 at 69.7 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 39.3% so far, less than the RedHawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, Miami (Ohio) features the nation's No. 260-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 314 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami (Ohio), they were a 63-60 winner as they battled Bowling Green at home. They earned a push in the match as a 3-point favorite. The RedHawks grabbed a 63-60 win over the Falcons on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Will Felder at Millett Hall.

Eastern Michigan won its last outing, a 58-52 result against Central Michigan on January 15. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Eastern Michigan earned a 58-52 victory over Central Michigan on Tuesday, getting 13 points from Jalen Ross at EMU Convocation Center.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Ohio are 5-5
After playing Bowling Green are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Western Michigan are 6-4
After playing Central Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few RedHawks at Eagles trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Miami (Ohio) is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Eastern Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami (Ohio)

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to Ohio, Wednesday, January 23
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan, Wednesday, January 23