Eastern Michigan Eagles at Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Prediction 01/25/20

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The Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-9, 0-6 MAC) and the Miami (OH) RedHawks (8-11, 1-5 MAC) face off at John D. Millett Hall. The Eagles will attempt to put an end to their six-game losing streak. The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Eastern Michigan Eagles at Miami (OH) RedHawks ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The RedHawks got blown out by the Akron Zips, 81-60, while the Eagles lost a winnable game to the Bowling Green Falcons, 62-59.

Eastern Michigan had a free throw rate of 0.265 (above their season average of 0.265) while Miami (OH) did a terrific job of making free throws (11-15; 73.3 percent). Dae Dae Grant put together a solid outing for Miami (OH) with 16 points and five rebounds. Eastern Michigan rallied around Boubacar Toure, who contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds.

The RedHawks won the lone game between these two teams last season, 59-48. Miami (OH) was effective at getting to and converting from the free throw line. The RedHawks made 20 of their 25 free throws (80.0 percent), while the Eagles were just 11-20 (55.0 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Based on historical performance heading into this one, ball protection could play a significant role in this contest. Miami (OH) commits the 44th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 16.9 percent), while the disruptive defense of Eastern Michigan forces the seventh-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 26.6 percent).

Eastern Michigan Eagles at Miami (OH) RedHawks Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Miami (OH), ATS Winner – Miami (OH), O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Eastern Michigan ranks first in steals per game (11.2) while Miami (OH) ranks 201st (5.0).
  • The RedHawks rank 123rd in rebounds per game (36.5) while the Eagles rank 187th in rebounds allowed per game (36.5).
  • Eastern Michigan ranks 43rd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Miami (OH) ranks 81st (3.2).
  • The RedHawks rank 62nd in three pointers attempted per game (25.2) while the Eagles rank 241st in three pointers allowed per game (24.9).
  • Miami (OH) ranks 150th in assists per game (12.7) while Eastern Michigan ranks 243rd (10.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the RedHawks have scored an average of 70.6 points per game (4.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.4 points per game (4.3 above their season average).
  • The Eagles have been outscored by an average of 6.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Eastern Michigan has defeated opponents by an average of 2.1 points.