Loyola at Miami College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Loyola Ramblers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 1 point favorites.
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Loyola comes into this game with an overall record of 25-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 72.4 points per game while giving up 62.2 per contest. Miami has an overall mark of 22-8. They are averaging 74.2 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Loyola Ramblers Betting Trends
The Loyola Ramblers are 20-9 against the spread this season
The Loyola Ramblers are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 10-16 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 13-12 against the over/under this year
Key Loyola Ramblers Injuries
03/11/18 G Ben Richardson Back is probable Thursday vs Miami Florida
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
03/11/18 G Bruce Brown Foot is OUT Thursday vs Loyola Chicago
Clayton Custer averages 13.4 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Donte Ingram averages 11.6 points per contest in 30.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Lonnie Walker scores 11.5 points per contest while playing 27.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Dewan Huell averages 11.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Loyola averages 72.4 points per contest this year, which is 216th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 20th in Division 1. They average 32.3 boards per contest and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 323rd and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 240th with 12.2 per game. The Ramblers allow 62.2 points per contest, which is 5th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 68th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 63rd place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 187th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 166th in the country with 74.2 points per contest this season. They are 89th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 112th in Division 1. They are 201st in the country in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 196th in assists per game with 13.3. The Hurricanes are 313th in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Hurricanes give up 68.0 points per game, which ranks them 65th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 116th and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 157th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 141st with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Hurricanes are 171st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Ramblers are 11th in the country in defensive rating with 94.1, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 79th. They are 325th in college basketball in pace with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 207th in D-1. Loyola is 102nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 37th in the country.
Miami is 303rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 82nd in Division 1. The Hurricanes are 77th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.3, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 103rd. They are 252nd in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 94th. As a unit they are 140th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 185th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Loyola/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Loyola +1
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