South Carolina State Bulldogs at Miami (OH) RedHawks ATS Preview 12/20/18

Feb 24, 2018; Starkville, MS, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks forward Justin Minaya (10) goes up for a shot while being defended by Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Eli Wright (2) during the second half at Humphrey Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

The South Carolina State Bulldogs (2-11) will attempt to put an end to their 11-game road losing streak in a matchup against the Miami (OH) RedHawks (6-5) at John D. Millett Hall. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

South Carolina State Bulldogs at Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Prediction

In the Bulldogs’ last game, they blew out the Brevard College Tornados, 99-51. The Bulldogs had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (60.0 vs. 25.0) and had a much better turnover percentage (17.5 vs. 33.4). Ozante Fields played a key role for South Carolina State with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

The RedHawks lost big to the Butler Bulldogs in their last matchup, 90-68. Butler’s 0.207 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Miami (OH), who had a mark of 0.095. Miami (OH)’s Nike Sibande had a solid performance, leading both teams in scoring with 24 points on 9-for-20 shooting.

The high-octane offense of Miami (OH) will battle against the porous defense of South Carolina State. The RedHawks rank 51st in offensive efficiency, while the Bulldogs are 335th in defensive efficiency. The RedHawks should have the edge on that side of the ball.

Both teams have had a player step their game up over their last five games. Damni Applewhite (0 points) has been great for the Bulldogs while Sibande (0 points) has made solid contributions to the RedHawks.

South Carolina State Bulldogs at Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Miami (OH), O/U – Over

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Betting Notes:

Miami (OH) averages 13.0 assists per game, which ranks 145th in the country. South Carolina State ranks 198th in assists allowed per game (15.4).

Bettings Trends:

The Bulldogs’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.8, down from 8.8 for the season.

During their last five games, the RedHawks have scored an average of 79.8 points per game (3.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (3.3 above their season average).


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