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

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksOhio Bobcats
March 9, 4:00 PM | Ohio University Convocation Center

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Ohio Bobcats Odds

8-20TEAM RECORD22-8

Miami (Ohio) pays a visit to Ohio on Saturday, hoping to send the Bobcats to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Ohio University Convocation Center.

The Bobcats bring a 22-8 record (12-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-20 RedHawks, who are 11-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Ohio go 10-9-3 so far and the RedHawks go 13-11.

View Miami (Ohio) vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bobcats as 16-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bobcats, most recently No. 117 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the RedHawks, who rate No. 337 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-62 victory for the Bobcats.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting RedHawks rank No. 337 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.1 per game. That compares with Ohio’s No. 311 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ohio is college basketball's No. 21-ranked team at 8.1 per game, while the RedHawks rate No. 223 with 5.7 per game.

Defensively, Miami (Ohio) features the nation's No. 216-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. Ohio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 47 nationally in scoring at home.

Miami (Ohio) was a 72-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Akron. They covered the 16.5-point spread as underdogs. Miami (Ohio) suffered a 72-58 loss against Akron on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Jon Harris in a losing effort at James A. Rhodes Arena.

In their last action, Ohio was a 72-69 winner on the road against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Ohio got 24 points from D.J. Cooper en route to a 72-69 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday at Alumni Arena.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Akron are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Buffalo are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few RedHawks at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 6 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Miami (Ohio) is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami (Ohio)
Ohio is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Ohio is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Ohio's last 13 games when playing Miami (Ohio)