Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks ATS Prediction


The Miami (OH) RedHawks (5-4) will be at home in John D. Millett Hall when they square off against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (6-5). The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Miami (OH) RedHawks ATS Odds

Both teams got blown out in their last game. The RedHawks fell to the Butler Bulldogs, 90-68, while the Mastodons were defeated by the 21st-ranked UCLA Bruins, 96-71.

Purdue Fort Wayne had a better free throw rate (0.141 vs. 0.108) while Miami (OH) had a better turnover percentage (10.8 vs. 14.4). Nike Sibande put together a good game for Miami (OH) with 24 points. John Konchar, meanwhile played well for Purdue Fort Wayne, putting up 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

The RedHawks won the only contest between these two teams last season, 81-73. Miami (OH)’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Purdue Fort Wayne. The RedHawks had a rate of 0.667 while the Mastodons posted a mark of 0.443.

Konchar has taken his game to another level as of late for Purdue Fort Wayne, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Points at the line could be hard to find for Miami (OH) in this contest. Since last season, the RedHawks rank 322nd in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.189, while Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 19th in FTA rate allowed (0.202). It will also be a showdown of opposite tempos as the fast-breaking Mastodons rank 23rd in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented RedHawks rank 265th.

Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Miami (OH), O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 14th in three pointers attempted per game (28.1) while Miami (OH) ranks 270th in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).
  • The Mastodons rank 23rd in assists per game (15.3) while the RedHawks rank 158th (13.3).
  • Miami (OH) is seventh in the country with 3.2 blocks allowed per game while Purdue Fort Wayne is 24th with 2.3 blocks allowed per game.
  • The RedHawks rank 11th in rebounds allowed per game (33.7) while the Mastodons rank 202nd (35.8).
  • Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 20th in steals per game (8.0) while Miami (OH) ranks 178th (7.2).