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Central Michigan Miami (Ohio) Betting Preview

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksCentral Michigan Chippewas
4-7January 08, 2014, 07:00 | McGuirk Arena7-5

Central Michigan looks to cover the Chippewas-RedHawks pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 7-5 mark when they host Miami (Ohio) in college basketball wagering action.

The RedHawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 5-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Chippewas are 3-5-1 ATS. Miami (Ohio) is 4-5 against the total, while Central Michigan is 5-4 versus the number.

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

Bettors looking to side with Central Michigan in this one found them as -2-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 279-rated Miami (Ohio) taking on the No. 175-rated Chippewas in this contest.

In their last action, Miami (Ohio) was a 73-65 loser on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 17.5-point spread as underdogs. The RedHawks endured a 73-65 loss at the hands of the Minutemen on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Will Felder at Mullins Center.

Central Michigan was a 127-44 winner in its last match at home against Marygrove. Central Michigan cruised to victory on Friday, running Marygrove out of the gym and running up a 127-44 score at McGuirk Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and RedHawks is ranked No. 228 in NCAA hoops at 32.36 per game. Contrast that with Central Michigan’s No. 214 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Central Michigan is the No. 59-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Miami (Ohio) rates No. 247 at 4.18 per game.

A few RedHawks at Chippewas trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Central Michigan
Miami (Ohio) is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing Central Michigan
Central Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Central Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Central Michigan is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games when playing Miami (Ohio)

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to Western Michigan, Saturday, January 11th
Central Michigan at Toledo, Saturday, January 11th