The Miami (OH) RedHawks (4-3) will be at home in John D. Millett Hall when they square off with the Fort Wayne Mastodons (6-4). Action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Odds Preview
The last time the Mastodons played, they fell to the Akron Zips, 83-79. John Konchar had a solid game for Fort Wayne, leading the team in scoring with 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting. Akron had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.7 (above their season average of 28.3). Fort Wayne, on the other hand, made 14 of their 33 three pointers (42.4 percent).
The RedHawks are hoping for a better outcome after their 70-51 loss to the Missouri Tigers in their last contest. Darrian Ringo was Miami (OH)’s high scorer with 14 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Missouri did an excellent job of making free throws (10-14; 71.4 percent). Miami (OH), meanwhile, forced the Tigers into a turnover percentage of 24.2 (above their season average of 18.8).
It could be a tough game for Miami (OH) on the offensive glass. Since last season, the RedHawks rank 280th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.5 percent), while Fort Wayne ranks 26th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.6 percent).
The Mastodons won the sole contest against the RedHawks last season, 87-71. Fort Wayne’s 0.600 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Miami (OH), who had a rate of 0.420.
Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Miami (OH), ATS Winner – Miami (OH), O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Mastodons rank 74th in rebounds allowed per game (33.3) while the RedHawks rank 261st (37.5).
- Fort Wayne ranks 27th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Miami (OH) ranks 163rd (3.6).
- Fort Wayne averages 27.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 18th in the NCAA. Miami (OH) ranks 266th in three pointers allowed per game (23.9).
- The Mastodons rank 17th in assists per game (17.1) while the RedHawks rank 257th (11.8).
- Fort Wayne averages 7.8 steals per game, which ranks 30th in the NCAA. Miami (OH) ranks 266th in steals allowed per game (7.9).