Thursday, March 24, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Villanova Wildcats on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.5.
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The Hurricanes come into this game with an overall record of 24-6 and a road record of 6-5. They are 19-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-16. The Wildcats have an overall record of 27-4 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 16-14 and they are 17-17 against the spread.
Sheldon McClellan comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hurricanes. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Angel Rodriguez averages 12.6 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Josh Hart averages 15.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Kris Jenkins averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Miami averages 75.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 106th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 65th in the country. They average 35 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game which ranks them 220th and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 37th with 11 per game. The Hurricanes allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 107th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 34th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 250th in the Division 1.
Villanova averages 77.5 points per game this year which ranks them 58th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 148th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest which ranks them 193rd and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 45th with 11.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 98th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 153rd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in college basketball.
The Hurricanes average 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 113.1 and they assist on 48.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.8%. The Hurricanes give up 70.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 81 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.1 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 114 and 61.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.2%. The Wildcats give up 60.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 19-13 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 13-16 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 17-17 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 16-14 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
03/13/16 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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