Western Michigan Broncos vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 2/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Miami Redhawks
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: Millett Hall in Oxford, OH
Millett Hall is where the Miami Redhawks (9-13) will try to beat the Western Michigan Broncos (4-19) on Tuesday.
The Western Michigan Broncos stepped onto the hardwood against Ohio and took a loss by a score of 77-64 in their last game. Western Michigan finished the contest having earned a 44.7% field goal percentage (21 of 47) and made 11 out of their 27 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Broncos made 11 of their 16 shots for a rate of 68.8%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 8 assists in this contest while creating 6 turnovers and having 5 steals. In regard to the defense, Western Michigan allowed their opponent to shoot 49.2% from the field on 32 out of 65 shooting. Ohio dished out 14 dimes and had 9 steals in this contest. Moreover, Ohio grabbed 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Ohio ended up shooting 50.0% from the charity stripe by converting 6 of their 12 tries. They buried 7 of 27 shots from downtown. When talking about fouls, the Broncos ended up finishing with 15 and Ohio accumulated 10 fouls.
Lamar Norman is one player who came through for the contest. He ended up going 61.1% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and pulled down 2 boards. He ended up with 30 points on 11 of 18 shooting.
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Western Michigan enters this contest with a win-loss record of 4-19 on the year. They are turning it over 14.6 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Western Michigan is snagging 32.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 230 assists on the season, which ranks 317th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Broncos are hitting 32.3% on three-point shots (184 of 570) and 68.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 65.1 pts per contest (315th in college hoops) while hitting 42.7% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Broncos are forcing 10.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.6 personal fouls. They surrender 34.1% on 3-pointers and they rank 337th in college hoops in points per game allowed (77.3). The Broncos defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 47.4% (645 of 1,360) and they relinquish 35.1 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are ranked 286th in college hoops in allowing assists with 315 surrendered this season.
The last time they took the court, the Miami RedHawks took a defeat with a final score of 71-59 against Akron. In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Miami allowed Akron to snag 34 overall (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 52.6% from 3-point land by hitting 10 out of 19 and finished the contest at 17 of 23 at the free throw line (73.9%). The RedHawks allowed Akron to knock down 22 of 42 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 52.4% for the contest. In all, the RedHawks ended up going 21 for 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.6%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Miami converted 7 of their 23 attempts (30.4%). They were able to make 10 of them for a percentage of 90.9%. Akron earned 13 fouls in the game which took the RedHawks to the charity stripe for a total of 11 shots. They also coughed it up 10 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The RedHawks were able to collect 15 defensive boards and 1 offensive boards totaling 16 for this contest.
Mekhi Lairy ended up being a major contributor for the RedHawks in the game. He buried 10 of 17 for the matchup giving him a rate of 58.8%, and had 3 rebounds. He earned 27 points in his 33 mins on the court and had 2 dimes in the game.
Miami has a win-loss record of 9-13 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the RedHawks are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which is ranked 196th in the country. Miami has totaled 1,644 points on the campaign (74.7 per contest) and they grab 34.9 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.0 times per contest (194th in Division 1) and they turn it over 10.0 times per contest. The RedHawks are committing 15.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.3% from the charity stripe.
The RedHawks on the defensive side of the court are 261st in D-1 in points given up per game with 72.0. They are forcing 12.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (231st in college hoops). The Miami defense gives up 36.1% on 3-point shots (196 of 543) and opponents are connecting on 72.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 13.2 assists and 36.3 boards per contest, which ranks 224th and 269th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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