Florida Atlantic at Miami College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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The Florida Atlantic Owls head to Watsco Center to take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 17 point favorites.
Florida Atlantic comes into this game with an overall record of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.4 as they are averaging 77.0 points per game while giving up 68.6 per contest. Miami has an overall mark of 6-4. They are averaging 78.3 points per contest and giving up 69.4, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 4-4-0 against the spread this season
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 3-7-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 4-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
12/21/18 F Jailyn Ingram ACL is out for season
12/21/18 F Xavian Stapleton Knee is questionable Saturday vs Miami Florida
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
11/09/18 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out indefinitely
Jailyn Ingram comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Anthony Adger averages 13.3 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Chris Lykes scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Zach Johnson averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida Atlantic averages 77.0 points per contest, which is 121st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 262nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 287th in the nation. They average 42.2 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 51st with 15.5 per game. The Owls allow 68.6 points per contest, which is 114th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 40th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 219th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 97th place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 94th in the nation with 78.3 points per contest this season. They are 146th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 156th in the NCAA. They are 215th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 177th in assists per game with 13.8. The Hurricanes are 276th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Hurricanes give up 69.4 points per game, which ranks them 132nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 274th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 169th with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 211th with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hurricanes are 280th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Owls have an offensive rating of 105.2, which is ranked 158th. They are 149th in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 240th. As a unit they are 245th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 38th in D-1. Florida Atlantic is 99th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 286th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes are 103rd in the country in offensive rating with 109.1. In terms of pace they are 136th in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 140th. As a team they are 134th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 131st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Florida Atlantic/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida Atlantic +17
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