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

Western Michigan BroncosMiami (Ohio) RedHawks
8-5January 11, 2014, 03:00 | Millett Hall5-7

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Broncos of Western Michigan hit the hard court against the RedHawks of Miami (Ohio).

The RedHawks sport a record of 5-7 and 6-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Broncos have 8-5 and 6-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-5 for the RedHawks and 5-4 for the Broncos.

View Western Michigan Broncos vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds and Stats.

Miami (Ohio) opened as 1.5-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.

This game puts the RedHawks, most recently No. 279 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncos, who rate No. 188 in the latest survey.

Western Michigan won its last outing, an 87-76 result against Toledo on January 8. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Connar Tava went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Western Michigan over Toledo, 87-76, on Wednesday at University Arena.

Miami (Ohio) won its last outing, a 77-70 result against Central Michigan on January 8. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. The RedHawks grabbed a 77-70 win over the Chippewas on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from Geovonie McKnight at McGuirk Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Miami (Ohio)'s No. 228-rated squad against Western Michigan's No. 146-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Miami (Ohio) rates No. 243 in the country with 4.33 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 126 nationally with 6.15 per match.

A few Broncos at RedHawks trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Western Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Western Michigan is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio) is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Miami (Ohio) is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
Miami (Ohio) is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Miami (Ohio) is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Western Michigan

Next up:
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan, Tuesday, January 14th
Miami (Ohio) at Akron, Wednesday, January 15th