Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the RedHawks versus the Bobcats? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Convocation Center (OH) in Athens, OH. The over/under for this game is set at 146.5 points, and Ohio is favored by -8 vs. Miami (OH) in a Mid-American conference matchup.

MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS VS OHIO BOBCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Miami (OH) RedHawks +8

This game will be played at Convocation Center (OH) at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Even though we have Ohio winning straight-up, we like Miami (OH) at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the RedHawks Pull Off a Win at Athens?

Miami (OH) enters this game as an underdog, as they have been in 13 of their 21 games this season. They have gone 6-7 in those games, including a 4-6 mark on the road.

The RedHawks are coming off a 71-67 win over Kent State, and they have won two straight games. Over their last 10 road games, Miami (OH) has gone 4-6, and they are 4-7 away from home this season.

As the underdog this season, Miami (OH) has an ATS record of 9-4. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the RedHawks have gone 8-2 vs. the spread. In their last 10 road games, Miami (OH) is 7-3 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Miami (OH) games is 10-8-1. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 133 points.

The RedHawks’ offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 73.8 points per contest. Offensively, the RedHawks have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 99th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 57th in percentage and 141st in three-pointers made.

So far, the RedHawks’ defense is ranked 147th in the country at 71.1 points per contest. Miami (OH) will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Kent State to just 31% shooting in their most recent game.

Will the Bobcats Come Through as Home Favorites?

Ohio is 9-8 this season when favored, and they are favored by eight points today. They have a record of 11-10 this year and are on a two-game win streak. At home, the Bobcats are 9-5, and they have won four straight at home.

Last game, Ohio beat Buffalo by a score of 91-70. Over their last 10 games at home, the Bobcats have gone 6-4, and over their last five games at home, they have gone 4-1.

As the favorite this season, Ohio has gone 7-10 vs. the spread and is 4-6 in its last 10 games as the favorite. However, the Bobcats are 3-0 ATS in their last three home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Overall, Ohio’s home ATS record is 7-7 this season.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 for the Ohio Bobcats’ game against Miami (OH) is slightly lower than the average OU line in their games this year (149.7). So far, 10 of their 20 games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 140 points.

The Ohio offense is coming off a game where they scored 91 points against Buffalo. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.1% and connected on 11 threes. Leading the team in scoring was AJ Clayton with 16 points. Shereef Mitchell also added 15 points for the Bobcats.

On defense, Ohio is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.9 points per game. Against Buffalo in their most recent game, the Ohio defense gave up a total of 70 points while allowing Buffalo to hit 45% of their shots.