The Austin Peay Governors (2-3) will be at home in Winfield Dunn Center when they square off with the Miami (OH) RedHawks (2-1). Miami (OH) opened as a 1-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 140.5 points. Action gets underway at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 26, 2017.
Miami (OH) RedHawks at Austin Peay Governors Free Preview
In the RedHawks last game, they got blown out by the Tulane Green Wave, 80-59. With 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting, Nike Sibande was the top scorer from either team. Tulane had a much better turnover percentage (13.7 vs. 24.0). Miami (OH), meanwhile, did an excellent job of making free throws (14-18; 77.8 percent).
The Governors hope to maintain momentum after blowing out the Bethel (TN) Wildcats in their last contest, 90-58. Austin Peay rallied around Avery Ugba, who was the top scorer from either team with 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Austin Peay dominated every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.468 (above their season average of 0.172) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.492 (below their season average of 0.496). Bethel (TN) put up marks of 0.134 and 0.366, respectively, for those same stats.
The physical Austin Peay offense looks poised to dominate from the foul line. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Governors rank 68th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.278, while Miami (OH) ranks 266th in FTA rate allowed (0.271).
The RedHawks have had records of 13-22 straight up (SU) and 17-16-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Since last season, games involving Miami (OH) have had a tendency to go under the O/U total (58.8 percent).
The Governors are 17-12 ATS since last season, despite being 13-22 SU. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Austin Peay games over that same time frame with 15 overs compared to 14 unders.
The RedHawks won the lone game against the Governors last season, 76-70. The RedHawks dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 32.5 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.483. For those same stats, the Governors were 28.2 and 0.425, respectively.
Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Austin Peay Governors Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Austin Peay, ATS Winner – Austin Peay, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Governors average 20.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 197th in the nation. The RedHawks rank 283rd in three pointers allowed per game (23.9).
- Miami (OH) ranks 235th in rebounds per game (34.5) while Austin Peay ranks 308th (31.5).
- Miami (OH) ranks 88th in assists allowed per game (12.2) while Austin Peay ranks 279th (15.3).
- The Governors rank 120th in steals allowed per game (5.9) while the RedHawks rank 277th (8.1).
- Miami (OH) ranks 94th in blocks per game (3.9) while Austin Peay ranks 233rd (2.5).