Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the RedHawks versus the Broncos? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI. In this Mid-American matchup, Miami (OH) is favored by -2.5 vs. Western Michigan. The over/under for the game is 141.5 points.

MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS VS WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Western Michigan Broncos +2.5

This game will be played at University Arena (MI) at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.

WHY BET THE WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Broncos.
  • Not only will Western Michigan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can The RedHawks Secure a Road Victory?

After picking up a 80-59 victory over Ball State, the Miami (OH) RedHawks are now 12-13 overall and 6-6 in Mid-American Conference play. On the road this season, the RedHawks have a record of 4-9, and their average scoring margin is -7.5 points per game.

For the year, Miami (OH) has been the favorite in eight games, and they have a record of 4-4 in those contests. Right now, the RedHawks are on a two-game losing streak on the road, and their record in their last 10 road games is 3-7.

As the favorite this season, Miami (OH) has gone 4-4 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is 13-10. On the road, the RedHawks are 7-6 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Miami (OH)’s games this season (144.2). On the year, their over/under record is 10-12-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 128 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-3.

Miami (OH)’s offense had a good outing, putting up 80 points against Ball State. They achieved a 51.7% field goal percentage and went 7/10 from the free-throw line. Darweshi Hunter is leading the team in scoring at 12.6 points per contest. Anderson Mirambeaux has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.8 going into the game.

On defense, Miami (OH) is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.6 points per game. The Miami (OH) defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 59 points and allowed Ball State to connect on 11 threes.

Will the Broncos Find a Way to Win at Home?

Western Michigan comes into this game as the underdog, with a record of 8-17. They have lost six straight games, and their record in the Mid-American Conference is 5-7. At home, the Broncos have gone 5-6, and they have an average scoring margin of -1.4 points per game.

Overall, Western Michigan has gone 5-14 as the underdog this season. In their last game, they lost to Central Michigan by a score of 69-42. Over their last 10 games at home, the Broncos have gone 6-4.

As the underdog this season, Western Michigan has a solid ATS mark of 11-8. At home, their ATS record is 6-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Broncos are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Western Michigan’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-13, and today’s line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 124 points, and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 3-7.

In their latest game, Western Michigan offense put up 42 points against Central Michigan. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 21.7% and made 8 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Seth Hubbard, who holds an average of 14.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jefferson Monegro is averaging 9.8 points per game this season.

Currently, the Broncos’ defense holds the 253rd rank in the nation, allowing 75.2 points per game. Against Central Michigan in their most recent game, the Western Michigan defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing Central Michigan to hit 43% of their shots.