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RedHawks open as college hoops underdog vs Chippewas

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksCentral Michigan Chippewas
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | McGuirk Arena

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds

7-12TEAM RECORD9-11

The Central Michigan Chippewas will try to cover the spread at McGuirk Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks in NCAA basketball action.

The Chippewas sport records of 9-11 and 11-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the RedHawks have 7-12 and 6-10-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-4-1 for the Chippewas and 10-5 for the RedHawks.

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

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Chippewas in this one found them listed as 5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the RedHawks was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Chippewas sit at No. 300 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the RedHawks sit at No. 336 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Chippewas will win this game 65-63.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Central Michigan's No. 259-rated squad against Miami (Ohio)'s No. 343-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Central Michigan rates No. 33 in the country with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 130 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Defensively, Miami (Ohio) features the nation's No. 247-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 243 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Miami (Ohio) was a 72-68 loser at home against Western Michigan. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Miami (Ohio) suffered a 72-68 loss against Western Michigan on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Will Felder in a losing effort at Millett Hall.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, a 91-73 result against Buffalo on January 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Central Michigan suffered a 91-73 loss against Buffalo on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Kyle Randall in a losing effort at Alumni Arena.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Toledo are 8-2
After playing Western Michigan are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Akron are 3-7
After playing Buffalo are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few RedHawks at Chippewas trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
Miami (Ohio) is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Central Michigan is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Central Michigan is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Central Michigan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) at Toledo, Wednesday, February 6
Central Michigan at Akron, Tuesday, February 5