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Central Michigan Chippewas visit Miami (Ohio) RedHawks in college basketball clash

Central Michigan ChippewasMiami (Ohio) RedHawks
7-8January 22, 2014, 07:00 | Millett Hall5-9

The Miami (Ohio) RedHawks will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Central Michigan Chippewas at Millett Hall in NCAA basketball action.

The RedHawks bring a 5-9 record (8-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-9 Chippewas, who are 3-8-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Miami (Ohio) go 6-6 so far and the Chippewas go 6-7.

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

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Chippewas were listed as 8.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the RedHawks rated this week at No. 112 and the Chippewas sitting at No. 225.

Central Michigan was a 72-59 loser in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Michigan. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Austin Stewart scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Chippewas to a win (they lost 72-59 to Eastern Michigan at McGuirk Arena on Saturday).

Miami (Ohio) was a 64-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Ball State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Miami (Ohio) earned a 64-52 victory over Ball State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Will Felder at Worthen Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Miami (Ohio) has the nation's No. 234-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Chippewas defense ranks No. 155 allowing on average 70.5 PPG. The RedHawks FG% has averaged 43.82% so far, less than the Chippewas marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.44% per game.

A few Chippewas at RedHawks trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Central Michigan is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Miami (Ohio) is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Miami (Ohio) is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
Miami (Ohio) is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Central Michigan

Next up:
Central Michigan home to Akron, Saturday, January 25th
Miami (Ohio) at Bowling Green, Saturday, January 25th