Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Gulf Coast (+22.5)
The Miami Hurricanes (3-0) host the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (2-1) at Watsco Center on Saturday. Miami opens this game as 22.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 142.
Florida Gulf Coast will enter this game with a record of 2-1 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 71.0 pts per game (194th in Division 1) while going 45.9% from the field. The Eagles are shooting 25.0% on three-point shots (21 of 84) and 62.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Florida Gulf Coast is snagging 39.7 boards per game and is sitting with 47 assists this season, which is 206th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 19.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 15.3 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Eagles have forced 16.0 turnovers every game and they draw 15.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 80th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 36 conceded for the campaign. The Eagles defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.2% (85 of 180) and they relinquish 32.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They concede 34.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 137th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.7).
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the FNU Conquistadors and walked away with a win by a score of 91-74 in their last game. Florida Gulf Coast ended the contest with a 47.2% FG percentage (34 out of 72) and buried 8 out of their 33 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Eagles made 15 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. When discussing getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 47 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 assists in this matchup in addition to having 10 steals and 2 blocks. In reference to the defense, Florida Gulf Coast let their opponent shoot 47.2% from the floor on 34 out of 72. FNU doled out 14 dimes and 11 steals in the game. Moreover, the Conquistadors collected 26 rebounds (3 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 2 blocks. FNU finished the contest at 41.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 5 of their 12 attempts. They buried 9 of 26 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jalen Warren is a guy who played a role for the game. He scored 20 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes played and grabbed 2 rebounds. Warren shot 60.0% from the field and also dished out 6 dimes. Someone else that saw a lot of court time in this contest for the Eagles was Eli Abaev. He snagged 10 rebounds and accounted for 3 assists. He shot 66.7% from the field in this contest by going 4-of-6 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Abaev played 30 min.
Miami has a win-loss record of 3-0 for the campaign. The Hurricanes have committed 12.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 65.3% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 16.0 times per game (87th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per game. Miami has scored 217 pts so far this season (72.3 per game) and they snag 43.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Hurricanes are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which is 181st in college basketball. The Hurricanes on the defensive end are ranked 26th in the country in PPG given up with 57.7. They have forced 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 34.9% from the floor (19th in college basketball). The Miami defense surrenders 28.1% on shots from beyond the arc (27 of 96) and their opponents are converting on 61.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 14.0 dimes and 34.3 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 204th and 121st in the nation.
In their last game, the Miami Hurricanes walked away with a victory by a final of 58-54 when they played the Purdue Boilermakers. The Hurricanes corralled 26 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 32 for this game. They rejected 5 shots while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Boilermakers earned 23 fouls for the matchup which got the Hurricanes to the free throw line for a total of 29 tries. They were able to bury 17 of those for a rate of 58.6%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Miami converted 1 out of their 17 attempts (5.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Hurricanes went 20 for 47 from the field which had them at 42.6%. The Hurricanes permitted the Boilermakers to bury 21 out of 60 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 35.0% for this game. They shot 16.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 4 of 25 and finished the game at 8 of 10 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When talking about rebounds, Miami permitted Purdue to snag 36 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Kameron McGusty ended up playing a lot for the Hurricanes for the contest. He knocked down 5 out of 10 for the game giving him a rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 18 points. McGusty collected 5 boards in his 30 minutes played and had 2 assists in the game. One more player that ended up being a major factor for Miami was Isaiah Wong. He scored 11 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood via 2 out of 8 shooting for this game. Wong ended the game having shot 25.0% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami (-22.5) and over 142 points
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