Monday, February 20, 2017
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Monday, February 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 10 point favorites.
The Hurricanes come into this game with an overall record of 17-8 and a road record of 3-4. They are 7-16 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-14. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 18-7 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 8-14 and they are 14-9 against the spread.
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Davon Reed comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Hurricanes. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Ja'Quan Newton averages 15 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
London Perrantes averages 12.6 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Marial Shayok averages 9.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Miami averages 72.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 191st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 72nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 83rd in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game which ranks them 85th and 258th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 172nd with 13.2 per game. The Hurricanes allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 50th and 104th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 67th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in Division 1.
Virginia averages 68.8 points per game this year which ranks them 264th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 30th in the nation. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 286th and 79th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 4th with 10 per game. The Cavaliers allow 55.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 54th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in college basketball.
The Hurricanes average 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 109.1 and they assist on 46.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.7%. The Hurricanes give up 66.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 68.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.9 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 111.6 and 57% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 60.7 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 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.3%. The Cavaliers give up 50.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 7-16 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 8-14 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-9 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-14 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
11/25/16 G Rashad Muhammad Disciplinary has left team
02/17/17 C Ebuka Izundu Cramps probable Saturday vs. Clemson
02/17/17 G Ja'Quan Newton Suspension expected to miss next 2 games
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -10
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