Halftime Report

A win for Miami (Ohio) would push their record over .500, and after one quarter of play they've put themselves in a good position to make it happen. Sitting on a score of 22-16, they have looked like the better team, but there's still one more half to play.

If Miami (Ohio) keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 15-14 in no time. On the other hand, Eastern Michigan will have to make due with a 12-17 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks @ Eastern Michigan Eagles

Current Records: Miami (Ohio) 14-14, Eastern Michigan 12-16

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Miami (Ohio) and the Eagles are an even 5-5 against one another since January of 2017, but not for long. Both teams will face off in a Mid American battle at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at George Gervin GameAbove Center. Both teams worked hard to overcome the odds in their previous battles and are surely both feeling confident heading into this clash.

Bowling Green typically has all the answers at home, but on Tuesday Miami (Ohio) proved too difficult a challenge. They walked away with a 66-58 win over the Falcons. The victory made it back-to-back wins for Miami (Ohio).

Meanwhile, Eastern Michigan posted their closest victory since January 6th on Tuesday. They came out on top in a nail-biter against the Broncos and snuck past 70-67.

The RedHawks' victory ended a three-game drought on the road and puts them at 14-14. As for the Eagles, they have been performing well recently as they've won three of their last four matchups, which provided a nice bump to their 12-16 record this season.

Keep an eye on the arc in Saturday's game: Miami (Ohio) have been dynamite from deep this season, having made 38% of their threes per game. It's a different story for Eastern Michigan, though, as they've only made 31.4% of their threes this season. Given Miami (Ohio)'s sizable advantage in that area, the Eagles will need to find a way to close that gap.

Not only did both teams in this Saturday's match win their last matches, they also took care of their bettors and covered the spread. Looking ahead, Miami (Ohio) is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by four points. This contest will be Eastern Michigan's ninth straight as the underdogs (so far over this stretch they are 5-3 against the spread).


Miami (Ohio) is a 4-point favorite against Eastern Michigan, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the RedHawks as a 3-point favorite.

The over/under is 139 points.

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Series History

Eastern Michigan and Miami (Ohio) both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Jan 13, 2024 - Miami (Ohio) 71 vs. Eastern Michigan 54
  • Jan 28, 2023 - Eastern Michigan 74 vs. Miami (Ohio) 69
  • Mar 04, 2022 - Miami (Ohio) 76 vs. Eastern Michigan 63
  • Jan 29, 2022 - Eastern Michigan 85 vs. Miami (Ohio) 75
  • Jan 23, 2021 - Miami (Ohio) 85 vs. Eastern Michigan 63
  • Jan 25, 2020 - Miami (Ohio) 73 vs. Eastern Michigan 68
  • Feb 02, 2019 - Miami (Ohio) 59 vs. Eastern Michigan 48
  • Feb 13, 2018 - Eastern Michigan 58 vs. Miami (Ohio) 57
  • Jan 27, 2018 - Eastern Michigan 58 vs. Miami (Ohio) 48
  • Jan 28, 2017 - Eastern Michigan 74 vs. Miami (Ohio) 57