Bowling Green Falcons at Miami Red Hawks – NCAAM January 21

5:30 p.m. ET – Bowling Green (-4½) at Miami (O.) O/U: 143

Teams Spread Money Line Total Points
Bowling Green -4½ (-110) -195 O 143 (-125)
Miami Ohio +4½ (-110) +170 U 143 (+105)

The 5-4 Redhawks host 10-4 Bowling Green Thursday for some early MACtion. Miami was in action on Tuesday night, defeating Ball State 81-71. The Falcons also were in action on Tuesday, falling 69-57 to a pesky Akron team. The Falcons are led by two-time first-team All-MAC and preseason MAC Player of the Year Justin Turner. Turner averages over 20 points and 5 assists per game.

Please Note:
This line is skewed because of Miami’s recent upset win over a good Ball State team that defeated Bowling Green by 24 earlier this season. But Bowling Green averages 79.2 points per game. With an offense that potent, 4.5 points should be no issue for the Falcons to cover. The best bet for this contest, though, is to take the total to go over 143 points.

With it being each team’s second game in three days one might expect tired legs to impact each team’s shooting, but it also will hurt each team’s already weak defenses. Bowling Green should be able to get to 75-80 points in this game and with Miami eclipsing 70 points in two of its past three games, its newly improved offense should take this game closer to a total of 150.

The Bets
Bowling Green -4½
-110
Over 143
-125
Joe Menzer / Author

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