The Wright State Raiders (0-1) will travel to John D. Millett Hall to clash against the Miami (OH) RedHawks (1-0) in their home opener. The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 145.5 points with Wright State opening as a 2-point favorite. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Wright State Raiders vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Odds Preview
In the Raiders last contest, they were beaten by the Loyola Chicago Ramblers, 84-80, but did cover as 12.5-point underdogs. Justin Mitchell had a solid performance for Wright State, putting up 13 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Loyola Chicagos offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over Wright State. The Ramblers had a rate of 33.3, while the Raiders posted a mark of 26.7. The two teams combined to put up 164 points, which finished well over the projected point total of 139.5.
The RedHawks hope to maintain momentum after narrowly defeating the Fordham Rams in their last matchup, 55-54, as 9-point underdogs. With 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting, Jalen Adaway was Miami (OH)s high scorer. The RedHawks had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (50.0 vs. 13.2) and had a better free throw rate (0.169 vs. 0.125). The two teams combined to put up 109 points, which was well under the projected point total of 131.5.
This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Miami (OH). Since last season, Miami (OH) ranks 305th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.7 percent), while the gambling defense of Wright State has forced the 81st-most turnovers in the NCAA (20.4 percent). Furthermore, the Raiders have been among the NCAAs best at getting to the line, ranking 27th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.302). The RedHawks, meanhwile, rank 277th in opponents FTA rate (0.278).
The Raiders have had records of 20-13 straight up (SU) and 16-15 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to place the total low when Wright State is involved since last season as 64.5 percent of their games have gone over the O/U total.
Meanwhile, the RedHawks, are 12-21 SU and 15-14-1 ATS since last season. Games featuring Miami (OH) have had a tendency to finish under the projected point total over that same time frame (56.7 percent).
The Raiders won the lone game against the RedHawks last season, 89-87. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Wright States biggest strengths. They had 30 free throw attempts, while Miami (OH) had 20.
Wright State Raiders at Miami (OH) RedHawks ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Wright State, ATS Winner – Wright State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The RedHawks rank 51st in steals per game (7.3) while the Raiders rank 218th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
- Miami (OH) ranks 94th in blocks per game (3.8) while Wright State ranks 240th (2.3).
- Wright State ranks 55th in rebounds allowed per game (32.9) while Miami (OH) ranks 272nd (37.8).
- The Raiders rank 82nd in three pointers attempted per game (23.3) while the RedHawks rank 291st in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).
- Wright State ranks 83rd in assists per game (14.8) while Miami (OH) ranks 270th (11.4).