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Central Michigan vs Miami (OH) Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds

Chippewas vs RedHawks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Central Michigan Chippewas at Miami (OH) RedHawks
  • Where: Oxford at Millett Hall
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
  • Betting Odds: Central Michigan +6.5, CMICH +229 | MIAOH -285 O/U 141.0

Chippewas Preview:

Central Michigan will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Miami (OH) in order to snap their current 3 game losing streak. On the road, the Chippewas will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 1-10. So far, the Chippewas have been the underdog 18 times, going 3-15 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.

Brian Taylor comes into today’s game as the Chippewas’ leading scorer at 14.5 points per contest. Not only has Taylor been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Central Michigan’s top rebounder at 6.29 boards per contest. Behind Taylor, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jesse Zarzuela, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.29 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.9% of his shots and is adding 2.76 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Central Michigan this season, as they are currently ranked 365th in college basketball at 65.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Chippewas’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.1%, placing them 240th in the NCAA.

RedHawks Preview:

Through 24 games, the Miami (OH) RedHawks have an overall record of 8-16. So far this season, Miami (OH) has played 16 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-9. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the RedHawks as the -6.5 point favorites. The RedHawks have been favored 6 times, going 3-3 straight up.

Miami (OH) will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Mekhi Lairy who is averaging 17.79 points per game for the RedHawks. Lairy is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the RedHawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Anderson Mirambeaux who has hit 52.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.5 points per game.

On offense, Miami (OH) is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 34.7% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 42.59% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Central Michigan Chippewas +6.5

Heading into this matchup between the Miami (OH) RedHawks and Central Michigan Chippewas we have a strong lean on taking the points with Central Michigan at +6.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Central Michigan to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Central Michigan Chippewas at +6.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.