Jacksonville Dolphins vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Jacksonville Dolphins vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville (+15)
The Jacksonville Dolphins (6-2) are headed to Watsco Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Miami Hurricanes (3-2). Miami opens this game as 15-point favorites. The over/under is set at 136.
Jacksonville enters this matchup with a mark of 6-2 on the year. They turn it over 16.6 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Jacksonville is grabbing 37.4 boards per game and has accounted for 103 assists on the season, which is 55th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Dolphins are connecting on 34.5% on three-point shots (61 of 177) and 65.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 75.1 pts per game (146th in D-1) on 47.1% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Dolphins are able to force 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. The Dolphins are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.8% (215 of 502) and they relinquish 36.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 302nd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 103 relinquished on the season. They surrender 31.0% on 3-point shots while they are 146th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (68.5).
The Jacksonville Dolphins played the South Carolina State Bulldogs and notched a win by a score of 60-58 in their last game. Jacksonville walked away from the game with a 36.8% field goal percentage (21 out of 57) and knocked down 4 out of their 28 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Dolphins buried 14 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned 31 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 7 assists for the contest while getting 2 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing the defense, Jacksonville let their opponent shoot 36.8% from the floor on 21 of 57. South Carolina State recorded 7 assists and 2 steals for the game. Additionally, the Bulldogs grabbed 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. South Carolina State finished 60.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 3 of their 5 tries. They also buried 9 out of their 19 shots from three-point range.
Tyreese Davis is someone who played a lot for this game. He accounted for 11 points on 4 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins played and pulled down 5 boards. Davis walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. Another guy that had an impact in the matchup for the Dolphins was Mo Arnold. He had 4 rebounds and also accounted for 3 assists. He went 50.0% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 4-of-8 (10 points). When this game wrapped up, Arnold saw the court for 35 minutes.
Miami has a mark of 3-2 on the campaign. Miami has totaled 334 points for the campaign (66.8 per game) and they grab 40.2 rebounds per contest. The Hurricanes have committed 13.2 fouls every game and they shoot 62.2% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Hurricanes are hitting on 42.3% from the floor, which ranks 267th in the country. They are earning an assist 12.6 times per game (222nd in college hoops) and they turn it over 13.4 times per contest. The Hurricanes on the defensive end are ranked 44th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 61.8. They have forced 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 37.8% from the floor (45th in D-1). The Miami defense gives up 32.9% on 3-point shots (47 of 143) and their opponents are knocking down 65.5% of their free throw shots. They give up 14.6 dimes and 34.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 253rd and 146th in Division 1.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Miami Hurricanes walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-55 when they played the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Hurricanes were able to snag 22 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 28 for the contest. They stuffed 5 shots while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Panthers had 23 fouls for this contest which got the Hurricanes to the free throw line for 31 tries. They were able to make 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 51.6%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Miami knocked down 5 out of their 24 attempts (20.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Hurricanes ended up shooting 17 for 52 from the field which had them shooting 32.7%. The Hurricanes allowed the Panthers to make 26 of their 54 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 48.1% in the game. They finished 41.2% from distance by going 7 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Miami allowed Pittsburgh to collect 34 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Isaiah Wong ended up being a factor for the Hurricanes for the contest. He made 6 of 10 for the game giving him a rate of 60.0%, which had him finishing with 21 points. Wong collected 3 boards in his 37 mins played and accumulated 2 assists in this contest. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for Miami was Anthony Walker. He racked up 12 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 of 12 shooting in this game. Walker walked away from this one going 33.3% from the field while collecting 2 dimes and 10 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami (-15) and over 136 points
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