Western Michigan Broncos vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 2/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Miami RedHawks
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Location: Millett Hall in Oxford, OH
The Western Michigan Broncos (6-17) are traveling to Millett Hall on Tuesday where they will play the Miami RedHawks (7-16).
The Western Michigan Broncos stepped onto the hardwood against Buffalo and took a loss by a score of 85-76 in their last contest. Western Michigan ended the contest having earned a 43.5% field goal percentage (27 out of 62) and buried 11 out of their 28 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Broncos buried 11 of 16 tries for a rate of 68.8%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 26 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 17 assists for the matchup while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Regarding defending, Western Michigan let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 29 of 58 shooting. Buffalo distributed 15 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Moreover, Buffalo had 39 rebounds (14 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Buffalo finished shooting 67.9% at the charity stripe by converting 19 of their 28 tries. They converted 8 of 19 attempts from distance. In relation to fouls, the Broncos finished with 21 and Buffalo accounted for 15 fouls.
Tray Maddox is a player who was a major factor for the game. He notched 21 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes played and totaled 6 boards. He finished shooting 53.3% from the field and also earned 5 assists.
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Western Michigan will take the court with a mark of 6-17 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Western Michigan is snagging 38.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 303 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 230th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Broncos are hitting 33.5% on three-point attempts (182 of 544) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 71.0 pts per game (192nd in the country) while going 43.7% from the floor.
Defensively, the Broncos are able to force 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.2 fouls. They are surrendering 36.1% on shots from downtown while they are 286th in D-1 in opponents points per game (73.5). The Broncos defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.0% (610 of 1,325) and they concede 31.5 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 265th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 329 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Miami RedHawks took a loss by a final score of 78-68 when they faced Ohio. Concerning rebounds, Miami allowed Ohio to pull down 34 overall (9 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 22.2% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 4 of 18 and ended up shooting 22 of 25 from the free throw line (88.0%). The RedHawks allowed Ohio to knock down 26 of their 58 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.8% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the RedHawks went 22 for 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Miami made 6 out of 23 tries (26.1%). They were able to convert 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 72.0%. Ohio was called for 19 personal fouls for the contest which took the RedHawks to the charity stripe for 25 attempts. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 4 steals in the game. The RedHawks earned 20 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for the game.
Mekhi Lairy ended up being important for the RedHawks in this contest. He converted 10 out of 16 for this game for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. He tallied 24 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and totaled 3 assists for this contest.
Miami has a mark of 7-16 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the RedHawks are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 159th in college basketball. Miami has totaled 1,701 pts for the campaign (74.0 per game) and they pull in 32.4 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.5 times per contest (156th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per game. The RedHawks are responsible for committing 18.0 fouls per contest and they go 76.9% from the charity stripe.
The Miami defense surrenders 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc (171 of 492) and opponents are knocking down 74.0% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 13.3 assists and 34.0 rebounds per game, which is ranked 221st and 173rd in college hoops. The RedHawks on defense are ranked 327th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 75.3. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (342nd in college basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami
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