Check out our free Eastern Michigan vs Miami (OH) pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Oxford. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Eastern Michigan vs Miami (OH) Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Eagles vs RedHawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Eastern Michigan Eagles at Miami (OH) RedHawks
- Where: Oxford at Millett Hall
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Eastern Michigan +6, EMICH +210 | MIAOH -261 O/U 154.5
Coming into today’s matchup, the Eastern Michigan Eagles are in the middle of a 5 game losing streak and have an overall record of 4-16. On the road, the Eagles will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 1-9. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 15 times, going 2-13 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Eastern Michigan will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Emoni Bates who is averaging 20.53 points per game for the Eagles. Bates 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 Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Noah Farrakhan who has hit 41.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.85 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Eastern Michigan this season, as they are currently ranked 260th in college basketball at 69.1 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 Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 427th in the NCAA.
Through 20 games, the Miami (OH) RedHawks have an overall record of 7-13. So far this season, Miami (OH) has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-7. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the RedHawks as the -6 point favorites. The RedHawks have been favored 4 times, going 2-2 straight up.
Miami (OH) will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Mekhi Lairy who is averaging 17.15 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 51.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.35 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 20 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: Eastern Michigan Eagles +6
After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Miami (OH) RedHawks as the favorites to win. Not only do the Eastern Michigan Eagles have a mediocre record vs the spread at away of late 3-7, but Miami (OH) also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -6 points in favor of the RedHawks is too high and there is good value on grabbing Eastern Michigan vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Miami (OH) RedHawks as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Eastern Michigan taking the points.