Miami RedHawks vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 1/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+1)
The Miami RedHawks (4-4) head to University Arena (MI) on Saturday where they'll take on the Western Michigan Broncos (2-8). Western Michigan opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 130.5.
Miami comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 4-4 for the campaign. They are averaging 66.9 points per game (279th in the nation) while going 41.7% from the field. The RedHawks are connecting on 37.0% from downtown (67 of 181) and 72.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 32.9 boards per game and has 92 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 290th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.0 fouls per contest. On defense, the RedHawks are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 15.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 35.0% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 162nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (69.3). The RedHawks defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.2% (209 of 452) and they relinquish 35.9 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 129th in college hoops in allowing assists with 117 relinquished on the season.
The Miami RedHawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Ohio Bobcats and took a loss by a final of 78-61 in their last contest. Miami wrapped up the contest with a 40.4% field goal percentage (23 out of 57) and converted 8 of 23 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the RedHawks buried 7 of 10 tries for a rate of 70.0%. When discussing rebounding, they earned 26 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 16 assists for this contest while getting 5 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of defending, Miami allowed 40.4% from the floor on 23 of 57 shooting. Ohio dished out 23 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Bobcats collected 28 rebounds (3 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Ohio finished the game at 100.0% from the charity stripe by making 5 of their 5 tries. They made 11 out of their 23 shots from downtown.
Dalonte Brown is one guy who had an impact in this contest. He totaled 16 points on 4 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 31 mins and collected 5 rebounds. Brown ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the RedHawks was Mekhi Lairy. He grabbed 4 boards and collected 5 assists. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the field for the game by shooting 6-of-11 (15 points). Overall, Lairy played for 34 minutes.
Western Michigan has a win-loss mark of 2-8 for the season. Western Michigan has accumulated 631 points for the year (63.1 per contest) and they snag 34.4 rebounds per contest. The Broncos are responsible for committing 15.8 personal fouls per contest and they go 64.4% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Broncos are hitting on 43.2% from the field, which is ranked 239th in the country. They are assisting teammates 10.9 times per contest (307th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest. The Broncos on defense are ranked 175th in D-1 in points given up per game with 69.7. The Western Michigan defense allows 30.8% on 3-point shots (72 of 234) and opponents are converting on 72.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 10.5 assists and 35.6 boards every game, ranking them 42nd and 200th in those categories. They are able to force 11.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (160th in Division 1).
In their last game, the Western Michigan Broncos took a loss by a final score of 85-69 against the Buffalo Bulls. The Broncos were able to corral 28 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for the matchup. They also rejected 3 attempts while getting 2 steals in the matchup. The Bulls were called for 16 fouls for this game which got the Broncos to the free throw line for 14 shots. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Western Michigan buried 8 out of 18 attempts (44.4%). When the game finished, the Broncos finished 26 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.8%. The Broncos permitted the Bulls to knock down 33 of their 71 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 46.5% in the matchup. They finished 45.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 10 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 13 from the free throw line (69.2%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Western Michigan permitted Buffalo to pull down 41 in all (10 offensive).
Patrick Emilien ended up being a factor for the Broncos for the game. He buried 7 out of 10 in the game for a field goal rate of 70.0%, which gave him 18 points. Emilien collected 3 rebounds in his 29 mins played and had 2 assists for this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Western Michigan was B. Artis White. He left the arena with 12 points in 33 minutes played via 4 of 13 from the floor in the game. White finished going 30.8% from the floor while also earning 5 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+1)
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