Miami RedHawks vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 1/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Convocation Center (OH) in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+9)
The Ohio Bobcats (6-5) play the Miami RedHawks (4-3) at Convocation Center (OH) on Tuesday. Ohio opens this matchup as 9-point favorites. The total is set at 145.
Miami heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 4-3 so far this year. They cough up possession 9.9 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Miami is pulling down 33.6 boards per contest and has accounted for 76 assists so far this season, which ranks 302nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The RedHawks are hitting 37.3% on three-point attempts (59 of 158) and 72.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 67.7 points per game (267th in college hoops) while hitting 41.9% from the field. Defensively, the RedHawks have forced 12.9 turnovers every game and they draw 15.7 personal fouls. The RedHawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.7% (178 of 398) and they concede 36.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are 79th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 94 conceded on the season. They surrender 33.1% on 3-point attempts and they rank 137th in the country in PPG allowed (68.0).
The Miami RedHawks took the court against the Northern Illinois Huskies and went home with a win by a final score of 70-58 in their last game. Miami finished the game with a 53.2% field goal percentage (25 out of 47) and buried 10 out of their 18 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the RedHawks made 10 of their 15 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 24 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 13 assists in this contest in addition to having 6 steals and 2 blocks. With regard to the defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 53.2% from the field on 25 of 47 shooting. Northern Illinois totaled 9 assists and had 6 steals in the game. On top of that, the Huskies grabbed 25 rebounds (7 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Northern Illinois finished the game shooting 52.6% from the free throw line by making 10 of their 19 attempts. They also converted 6 out of their 17 attempts from 3-point range.
Elijah McNamara is a player who came through for this contest. He ended up with 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played for 20 minutes and grabbed 3 rebounds. McNamara ended up going 60.0% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in the game for the RedHawks was Mekhi Lairy. He snagged 2 boards and also accounted for 5 dimes. He finished the contest at 71.4% from the floor for this contest via 5-of-7 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Lairy was on the hardwood for 30 min.
Ohio has a record of 6-5 so far this season. Ohio has totaled 880 pts on the season (80.0 per game) and they collect 33.1 boards per game. The Bobcats commit 16.5 fouls per game and they shoot 66.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bobcats are connecting on 48.3% from the floor, which is 55th in Division 1. They are dishing out assists 17.5 times per game (31st in D-1) and they turn the ball over 11.8 times per contest. The Bobcats on the defensive side of the court are 268th in college hoops in PPG given up with 74.4. The Ohio defense gives up 35.7% on 3-point attempts (86 of 241) and opponents are converting on 78.3% of their free throw attempts. They give up 14.1 dimes and 33.1 total boards per game, which ranks them 251st and 93rd in those categories on the defensive end. They are able to force 14.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (274th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Ohio Bobcats took a loss by a score of 95-78 when they faced the Toledo Rockets. The Bobcats recorded 17 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 24 for this game. They rejected 2 attempts while getting 9 steals for this game. The Rockets were called for 18 fouls for this game which took the Bobcats to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to make 15 of them for a percentage of 83.3%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Ohio knocked down 9 of 27 tries (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Bobcats finished the game shooting 27 out of 62 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.5%. The Bobcats allowed the Rockets to convert 34 of their 55 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 61.8% in this contest. They finished 44.4% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 12 out of 27 and finished the contest at 15 of 18 at the charity stripe (83.3%). In relation to team rebounding, Ohio allowed Toledo to collect 27 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Mark Sears ended up being a major contributor for the Bobcats for the game. He buried 6 out of 8 in this game for a field goal rate of 75.0%, which earned him 20 points. Sears collected 3 boards in his 26 mins and accounted for 5 assists in this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Ohio was Ben Vander Plas. He walked away with 14 points in 34 minutes played by way of 4 of 12 shooting in this game. Plas walked away from this one going 33.3% from the field while contributing 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami (+9)
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