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MAC Tournament - Eagles open as college hoops underdog vs RedHawks

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksEastern Michigan Eagles
March 13, 9:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds

9-21TEAM RECORD15-17

Eastern Michigan will look to improve on its 15-17 record on Wednesday when they host Miami (Ohio) in NCAA basketball odds action at Quicken Loans Arena.

It's a game in the MAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Quicken Loans Arena).

The Eagles bring a 15-17 record (16-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-21 RedHawks, who are 13-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Eastern Michigan go 12-13 so far and the RedHawks go 13-13.

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

Betting Line:
Eastern Michigan opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 146 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the RedHawks sit at No. 334 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 60-57.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting RedHawks rank No. 335 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.5 per game. That compares with Eastern Michigan’s No. 219 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Michigan is college basketball's No. 305-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the RedHawks rate No. 218 with 5.7 per game.

Defensively, Miami (Ohio) features the nation's No. 169-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 336 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Miami (Ohio) was a 63-52 winner on the road against Bowling Green. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Miami (Ohio) earned a 63-52 victory over Bowling Green on Monday, getting 14 points from Jon Harris at Stroh Center.

Eastern Michigan was a 45-44 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Da'Shonte Riley scored 13 points leading the Eagles to a 45-44 victory over Northern Illinois at EMU Convocation Center on Monday.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Bowling Green are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few RedHawks at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Michigan's last 8 games
Eastern Michigan is 5-17 ATS in its last 22 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Eastern Michigan is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games when playing Miami (Ohio)