Planning on watching today’s Eagles and RedHawks game? Catch the action at Millett Hall in Oxford, OH, as the RedHawks hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 142 points, and the RedHawks are favored to win at home against the Eagles.

EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES VS MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Miami (OH) RedHawks -6.5

This game will be played at Millett Hall at 1:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the RedHawks.
  • Not only will Miami (OH) pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Eastern Michigan Pull Off a Road Win?

Eastern Michigan comes into this game as the underdog, as they are getting 6.5 points. So far this season, the Eagles have gone 3-6 when they are the underdog.

On the road, Eastern Michigan has gone just 2-5 this season, and they have lost three straight road games. So far this season, they have an average scoring margin of -13.7 points per game on the road.

Eastern Michigan has been solid against the spread this season, going 6-5-1. As the underdog, they have an impressive 6-3 record vs. the spread. On the road, the Eagles have gone 4-2-1 vs. the spread this year and are 3-0 in their last three road games.

Eastern Michigan’s over/under record this season is 7-4-1 and the average scoring total in their games is 146.5. Today’s over/under line of 142 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (144) and there have been more games with higher point totals (7) than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 155 points.

The Eastern Michigan offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 64 points versus Central Michigan. During the game, they attempted 17 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 42.6%. Orlando Lovejoy led the scoring for the Eagles, contributing 16 points. Additionally, Julius Ellerbe chipped in with 15 points.

Currently, the Eagles’ defense holds the 235th rank in the nation, allowing 74.5 points per game. The Eastern Michigan defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 80 points and allowed Central Michigan to connect on 4 threes.

Will Miami (OH) Find a Way to Win at Home?

After winning their last game against Buffalo by a score of 86-65, Miami (OH) comes into this game with an overall record of 7-8. They have gone 1-2 in Mid-American Conference play compared to their 6-6 non-conference record.

At home, the RedHawks have gone 3-2 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they have a record of 7-3. For the year, Miami (OH) has an average scoring margin of +4.4 points per game when playing at home.

Against the spread, Miami (OH) has an 8-5 record this season and they are 2-2 vs. the spread when favored. At home, the RedHawks have gone 3-2 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5.

On the season, the over/under record for Miami (OH) sits at 8-4-1. So far, their games have averaged 144.9 points compared to an average over/under line of 143.9. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with those matchups having an average scoring total of 146 points. Today’s over/under line is set at 142 points.

Miami (OH) is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 86 points versus Buffalo. This output is higher than their season-average of 74.8 points per game. Anderson Mirambeaux led the scoring for the RedHawks, contributing 21 points. Additionally, Bryce Bultman chipped in with 14 points.

On the defensive side, Miami (OH) is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Buffalo, the Bulls finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 65 points vs. Miami (OH).