The Broncos and RedHawks are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The RedHawks will host the game at Millett Hall in Oxford, OH. The over/under for this game is set at 147 points, and the RedHawks are the home favorites against the Broncos in a Mid-American conference matchup.

WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS VS MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Miami (OH) RedHawks -5.5

This game will be played at Millett Hall at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.

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 -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can The Broncos Secure a Win at Oxford?

Western Michigan is preparing for their 13th game of the season, coming in with a record of 3-9. In their previous ten road games, Western Michigan went 0-10, which includes the previous season. As of today’s game, Western Michigan has a 5-6 record against the spread. In their previous five games, the team is 1-3 vs. the spread.

Western Michigan’s games have, on average, featured 141.6 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-6-0. Their average over/under line is currently 139.4 points so far. In their most recent three games, the Broncos’ over/under record is 2-0, with their games averaging 173 points per game.

Western Michigan finished with 77 points in their game against Cleveland State. This total surpasses their season-average of 71.4 points per game. Seth Hubbard led the scoring for the Broncos, contributing 23 points. Additionally, Javonte Brown chipped in with 21 points.

Currently, the Broncos’ defense holds the 215th rank in the nation, allowing 74.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.6 threes per game vs. Miami (OH). This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.8%.

Will the RedHawks Find a Way to Win at Home?

Miami (OH) enters today’s matchup against Western Michigan with a 6-6 record. In their last five home games, including last year, Miami (OH) is 5-0. Miami (OH) holds a 6-4 ATS record going into today’s game. In their last ten games this season, Miami (OH) has gone 3-1 vs. the spread.

Through 12 games, Miami (OH) has an over/under record of 6-3-1 with their games averaging a combined 144.4 points per game so far. The RedHawks have an over/under record of 1-0-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 166 points per game.

In their latest game, Miami (OH) offense put up 70 points against Vermont. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.6% and made 10 threes. Offensively, the RedHawks have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 167th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 43rd in percentage and 70th in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Miami (OH) is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Vermont, the Catamounts finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 69 points vs. Miami (OH).