Planning on watching today’s Chippewas and RedHawks game? Catch the action at Millett Hall in Oxford, OH, as the RedHawks hosts this showdown at 3:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 132 points, and Miami (OH) is favored by -3 vs. Central Michigan in a Mid-American conference matchup.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS VS MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Miami (OH) RedHawks -3

This game will be played at Millett Hall at 3:30 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the RedHawks.
  • Not only will Miami (OH) pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Chippewas Stand a Chance on the Road?

Central Michigan has been much better at home this season, going 7-2 compared to 7-8 on the road. Their average scoring margin is -10.7 on the road, compared to +6.9 at home. They have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games, and are coming off a 69-42 win over Western Michigan.

So far this season, Central Michigan is 16-10 overall and 9-3 in Mid-American Conference play. They are currently on a two-game winning streak. As the underdog, they are 8-8 this season, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five road games.

As the underdog, Central Michigan has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 8-8. Their overall ATS record is 14-10. On the road, the Chippewas have gone 7-8 vs. the spread this year and are 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Central Michigan’s over/under record of 8-15-1 is due in part to an average scoring total of 135.8 points per game in their contests. Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average OU line in their games this season (141.4) and they’ve had more games finish with more points than today’s OU line (14) than games with less points (9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 116 points.

In their most recent game, the Chippewas’ offense tallied 69 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 66.7 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Anthony Pritchard, who is averaging 13.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Brian Taylor also maintains a PPG average of 11.7 heading into game.

At this time, the Chippewas’ defense is positioned 107th in the country, permitting 69.4 points per game. Central Michigan’s three-point defense is currently 130th in the country at 7.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.7% of their shots vs. Central Michigan.

Can Miami (OH) Secure a Home Victory?

At home this season, Miami (OH) has a record of 6-4 and they are 4-5 when favored. Over their last ten games at home, the RedHawks have gone 7-3. So far, they have an average scoring margin of +5.4 points per game at home.

Overall, Miami (OH) has a record of 12-14 and they are 6-7 in conference play. They have gone 6-7 in non-conference games. In their last game, the RedHawks lost to Western Michigan by a score of 77-58. Over their last three games, they have gone 2-1.

When looking at Miami (OH)’s ATS record this season, they are currently 13-11. At home, their ATS mark is 6-4. Over their last three home games, the RedHawks have gone 2-1 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, Miami (OH) has a 5-5 ATS record.

Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in Miami (OH) games this season (144.1). This year, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

Miami (OH) offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 58 points against Western Michigan. In that game, they made 6/23 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 33.9%. The team’s top scorer is Darweshi Hunter, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 12.4, while Anderson Mirambeaux also maintains a PPG average of 13.1 leading up to the game.

Currently, the RedHawks’ defense holds the 138th rank in the nation, allowing 70.8 points per game. In their most recent game, the Miami (OH) defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Western Michigan knocked down 13 three-pointers on their way to 77 points.