Planning on watching today’s RedHawks and Eagles game? Catch the action at George Gervin GameAbove Center in Ypsilanti, MI, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. Miami (OH) is favored by -4.5 in this Mid-American conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 139 points.

MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS VS EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Eastern Michigan Eagles +4.5

This game will be played at George Gervin GameAbove Center at 1:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Eastern Michigan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the RedHawks Have What it Takes on the Road?

After a win over Bowling Green, Miami (OH) is 14-14 overall and 8-7 in Mid-American Conference play. The RedHawks have won two straight games and are 5-5 when favored this season. On the road, they are 5-10, compared to 7-4 at home.

Over their last 10 road games, Miami (OH) is 4-6, and their average scoring margin on the road is -7.3 points per game. On the season, they have been outscored by an average of 7.3 points per game on the road.

As the favorite this season, Miami (OH) has gone 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 8-7 and over their last 10 road games, they are 6-4 vs. the spread. In their last 3 road games, the RedHawks are 1-2 ATS and over their last 5 road games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Miami (OH) games is 11-14-1. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 143.7 and today’s line of 139 is lower than that. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 1-9.

Miami (OH) offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 66 points against Bowling Green. In that game, they made 9/17 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 45.8%. Offensively, the RedHawks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 168th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 46th in terms of percentage and 104th in three-pointers made.

At present, the RedHawks’ defense is nationally ranked 110th, allowing 70.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.4 threes per game vs. Eastern Michigan. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.6%.

Can the Eagles Lock in a Home Win?

Eastern Michigan will be the underdog for the 21st time this season, as they enter this game with a record of 7-14 in that role. They will also be looking to extend their two-game winning streak, which follows a 70-67 win over Western Michigan.

At home this season, the Eagles are 7-5, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4. For the year, they have an average scoring margin of -2.9 points per game at home.

Eastern Michigan has a solid ATS record of 13-12-1 this season. At home, the Eagles are 7-5 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Eastern Michigan is 12-9 vs. the spread this year. In their last 3 home games, the Eagles are 3-0 ATS.

Eastern Michigan’s over/under record this season sits at 11-14-1, and today’s line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (144.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points, and their OU record in their last 10 games is 3-7.

In their previous game, the Eagles’ offense finished with 70 points, which is right in line with their current average of 67.4 points per contest. Arne Osojnik led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Tyson Acuff contributed 17 points for the Eagles.

So far, the Eagles’ defense is ranked 227th in the country at 74.1 points per contest. So far, the Eastern Michigan defense is giving up an average of 9.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.1 times per game (519th).