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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Miami-Ohio RedHawks 2/27/2020 Picks, Spread and Odds
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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Miami-Ohio RedHawks 2/27/2020 – Central Michigan faces the Miami-Ohio with the former picked by basketball lines to prevail. The Chippewas are in dire need of a win after losing six games in a row. The RedHawks are not doing that well either. They too are struggling but homecourt advantage could help them hack out a win. Central Michigan holds a better offensive game over Miami-Ohio but the difference could be in defense. Between the two, the Redhawks are playing better defense, something that could tilt the tide in their favor.
Central Michigan Chippewas vs Miami-Ohio RedHawks 2/27/2020
Central Michigan Chippewas
Central Michigan Chippewas are performing better on offense, something that the RedHawks should be wary about. They average around 73.6 points per game but the numbers could improve depending on their players. Leading the way for the Chippewas is David DiLeo who is good for 15 points a game. Their defense leaves a lot to be desired, allowing opponents to score 81 points per game.
Players to watch: D. DiLeo F (27 GP 31 MIN 15 PTS 5.1 REB 1 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 1 TO 46.2 FG% 88 FT% 40.3 3PT%), K. McKay G (23 GP 29.7 MIN 14 PTS 6.8 REB 1.7 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 61.9 FG% 71.8 FT% 9.5 3PT%), D. Morgan G (26 GP 26.8 MIN 13.5 PTS 3.4 REB 1.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.7 TO 39 FG% 74.5 FT% 33.5 3PT%).
The Redhawks need to be more consistent on offense if they want a shot at victory. They have blown hot and cold this season, a reason for their erratic performance. Nike Sibande will try to spearhead the scoring parade for Miami-Ohio. He is averaging only 13.1 points per game which may not be enough. The RedHawks need more players involved to have better chances of winning. A bit of consolation is that they play better defense. Miami-Ohio limits opponents to just 70.8 points per outing.
Players to watch: N. Sibande G (26 GP 27.7 MIN 13.1 PTS 5.5 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.8 TO 42.2 FG% 80.4 FT% 31 3PT%), D. Brown F (24 GP 24 MIN 11 PTS 5.7 REB 0.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.5 BLK 1.3 TO 41.3 FG% 78.7 FT% 29.4 3PT%), D. Grant G (27 GP 22.7 MIN 9.4 PTS 3.1 REB 2.1 AST 0.5 STL 0.1 BLK 1.5 TO 37 FG% 60.7 FT% 34.7 3PT%)
Central Michigan Chippewas vs Miami-Ohio RedHawks Betting Predictions
Central Michigan Chippewas
Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Miami-Ohio is 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games.
Central Michigan Chippewas vs Miami-Ohio RedHawks Betting Picks
The Chippewas are slight favorites to prevail by basketball betting against the RedHawks. Both teams seem evenly matched but the squad who plays better should prevail. Central Michigan will bank on its offense while Miami-Ohio will rely on its defense on Thursday.
Moneyline: -109 is set for the Chippewas and -109 is set for the Redhawks.
ATS: Look for the spread of +1 for Central Michigan and -1 for Miami-Ohio
Totals: Over 150 is out for the Chippewas and under 150 is out for the Redhawks.
Score Prediction: 76-74, Central Michigan Chippewas.