Miami RedHawks vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 2/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI
The Miami RedHawks (11-18) are traveling to University Arena (MI) on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Western Michigan Broncos (7-22).
The Miami RedHawks played Ohio and went home with a win by a final score of 85-68 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the RedHawks ended up walking away with 16 and Ohio racked up 18 personal fouls. They converted 7 of 20 tries from downtown. Ohio finished the contest at 61.9% at the free throw line by burying 13 of 21 tries. Moreover, Ohio snagged 23 rebounds (12 offensive, 11 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Ohio recorded 9 dimes and had 10 steals for the game. When discussing defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 38.1% from the floor on 24 out of 63 shooting. They also recorded 14 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 3 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 31 with 4 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the RedHawks buried 13 of 16 tries for a rate of 81.3%. Miami walked away from the contest having earned a 60.8% field goal percentage (31 of 51) and made 10 of 19 three-point shots.
Mekhi Lairy is one player who was a contributor in this game. He ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. He played for 38 mins and also totaled 4 boards. He ended up walking away with 26 points on 9 out of 15 shooting.
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Miami enters this game with a record of 11-18 so far this year. They average 73.9 pts per contest (128th in college hoops) while going 45.6% from the field. The RedHawks are connecting on 34.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (231 of 680) and 77.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Miami is snagging 32.2 boards per game and is sitting with 407 dimes this season, which ranks 129th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.4 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the RedHawks are forcing 13.6 turnovers every game while drawing 17.6 fouls. They are surrendering 34.8% on three-point shots and they rank 308th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (74.6). The RedHawks defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.3% (762 of 1,645) and they relinquish 33.8 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 182nd in college basketball in allowing assists with 376 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Western Michigan Broncos went home defeated by a final of 81-64 when they faced Akron. The Broncos pulled down 18 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 24 in this contest. They turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 3 steals in this contest. Akron was called for 14 fouls in this matchup which got the Broncos to the charity stripe for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to convert 8 of them for a rate of 80.0%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Western Michigan made 12 out of their 39 tries (30.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Broncos ended up shooting 22 for 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.3%. The Broncos permitted Akron to knock down 29 out of their 55 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.7% for the contest. They finished shooting 40.6% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 13 out of 32 and ended up shooting 10 of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). Concerning how they rebounded, Western Michigan permitted Akron to snag 30 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Seth Hubbard ended up being a factor for the Broncos in the game. He buried 6 out of 10 in the matchup giving him a rate of 60.0%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He had 19 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist in this matchup.
Western Michigan has a mark of 7-22 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Broncos are hitting on 43.3% from the field, which is ranked 261st in the nation. Western Michigan has totaled 2,023 points on the year (69.8 per game) and they collect 36.8 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.5 times per contest (238th in Division 1) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Broncos have committed 16.7 personal fouls every game and they go 71.4% from the charity stripe.
The Broncos on the defensive end are ranked 296th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 74.2. They are forcing 9.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the floor (320th in the nation). The Western Michigan defense allows 36.0% on shots from distance (241 of 670) and their opposition makes 70.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 14.4 assists and 32.5 rebounds per contest, which is 308th and 83rd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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