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Miami (Ohio) RedHawksWestern Michigan Broncos
Jan 28, 4:00 PM | University Arena

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds


Western Michigan looks to cover the Broncos-RedHawks pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 9-11 mark when they host Miami (Ohio) in college basketball action.

Supporters of the RedHawks have watched them go 5-13 and 7-9 ATS on the year, while the Broncos are at 9-11 and 7-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncos are 9-8, while the RedHawks have a 5-11 mark.

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

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Western Michigan sat as 4.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 262-rated Miami (Ohio) taking on the No. 91-rated Broncos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 64-62 win for the Broncos on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting RedHawks rank No. 323 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.4 per game. That compares with Western Michigan’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Michigan is college basketball's No. 219-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the RedHawks rate No. 115 with 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Miami (Ohio) features the nation's No. 95-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

Miami (Ohio) was a 63-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Toledo. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Miami (Ohio) suffered a 63-61 loss against Toledo on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Julian Mavunga in a losing effort at Millett Hall.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 56-51 loser as they battled Ohio on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. Austin Richie scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncos to a win (they lost 56-51 to Ohio at Ohio University Convocation Center on Wednesday).

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 8-2
After playing Toledo are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Bowling Green are 7-3
After playing Ohio are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few RedHawks at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 7 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Miami (Ohio) is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Miami (Ohio) is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Western Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami (Ohio)
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games
Western Michigan is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, February 1
Western Michigan home to Bowling Green, Wednesday, February 1