Miami at Western Michigan NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Miami RedHawks travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 3.5 point favorites.
Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. Western Michigan has an overall record of 7-18. They are averaging 70.6 points per game and surrendering 76.6, good for a point differential of -6.0.
Valuable Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Miami RedHawks are 7-15-0 against the over/under
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 9-13-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 14-10-0 against the over/under
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
11/20/18 G Bryce Moore Knee is out for season
11/09/18 G Jason Whitens Knee is out for season
Nike Sibande comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Dalonte Brown averages 12.5 points per game in 27.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Michael Flowers averages 16.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Seth Dugan averages 16.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.0 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 206th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 209th in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game, which ranks them 124th and 301st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 248th with 12.5 per game. The RedHawks allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 136th and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 99th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 71st place in Division 1. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan is 243rd in the country with 70.6 points per game this year. They are 253rd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -6.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 265th in the nation. They are 129th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 311th in assists per contest with 11.4. The Broncos are 36th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Broncos surrender 76.6 points per contest, which ranks them 292nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 232nd and 308th in those defensive statistics. They rank 256th with 14.2 assists allowed per contest and 187th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 14th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.6 per game.
The RedHawks are 123rd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 265th in the country with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 159th. As a team they are 162nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 32nd in Division 1. Miami is 212th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 39th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 99.9, which is ranked 272nd. They are 165th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 250th. As a unit they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 125th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Western Michigan +3.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks