Check out our free Western 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.
Western Michigan vs Miami (OH) Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 7th Betting Odds
Broncos vs RedHawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Western Michigan Broncos at Miami (OH) RedHawks
- Where: Oxford at Millett Hall
- Date: Tuesday, February 7th
- Betting Odds: Western Michigan +3.5, WMICH +140 | MIAOH -174 O/U 148.0
Through 23 games, the Western Michigan Broncos have an overall record of 6-17. On the road, the Broncos will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 1-11. So far, the Broncos have been the underdog 14 times, going 0-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
Western Michigan will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lamar Norman Jr. who is averaging 18.09 points per game for the Broncos. Jr. 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 Broncos’ offensive game plan is the play of Titus Wright who has hit 60.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.83 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Western Michigan this season, as they are currently ranked 372nd in college basketball at 65.4 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 Broncos’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.2%, placing them 315th in the NCAA.
Miami (OH) will take the floor against the Broncos with an overall record of 7-16. Currently, the RedHawks have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 6-9. The RedHawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Miami (OH) has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 2-3.
Miami (OH) will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Mekhi Lairy who is averaging 17.65 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 51.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.13 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 23 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: Miami (OH) RedHawks -3.5
If you are eying this matchup between Western Michigan Broncos and Miami (OH) RedHawks as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Miami (OH) to cover the spread as -3.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Miami (OH) shooting well enough to keep the Broncos at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the RedHawks’ to win the game and cover the spread.