Miami Hurricanes vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 11/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Location: FAU Arena in Boca Raton, FL
The Miami Hurricanes (1-1) are on their way to FAU Arena on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Florida Atlantic Owls (1-1).
The Miami Hurricanes faced off with UCF and ended up losing by a score of 95-89 in their last game. Miami walked away from the contest having earned a 45.6% field goal percentage (26 out of 57) and made 6 of 26 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Hurricanes converted 31 of 39 shots for a percentage of 79.5%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 21 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 assists in this game in addition to forcing 16 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Regarding defending, Miami allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the field on 30 out of 60 shooting. UCF dished out 18 dimes and had 3 steals for this game. On top of that, UCF collected 41 rebounds (14 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. UCF ended up going 88.9% at the charity stripe by burying 24 of their 27 tries. They also converted 11 of 27 tries from beyond the arc. When discussing fouls, the Hurricanes finished with 24 and UCF accounted for 27 fouls.
Kameron McGusty is a guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He finished 50.0% from the field and also totaled 1 assist. He played for 37 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He ended up with 28 points on 7 of 14 shooting.
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Miami steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 1-1 for the season. They turn it over 11.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.5 fouls every game. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 32.5 boards per contest and has 31 assists for the season, which has them ranked 138th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Hurricanes are hitting 25.6% on shots from 3-point land (11 of 43) and 73.8% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 83.0 pts per game (95th in the country) while shooting 47.0% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hurricanes are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game while drawing 22.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.3% on 3-point attempts while they are 315th in college basketball in PPG allowed (81.0). The Hurricanes defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.8% (54 of 118) and they surrender 37.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 277th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 32 relinquished on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Florida Atlantic Owls went home victorious with a score of 78-56 against Warner Southern. The Owls corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 42 for this game. They also gave up possession 10 times, while getting 12 steals for the matchup. Warner Southern was called for 15 fouls for this contest which got the Owls to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to bury 15 of them for a rate of 83.3%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Florida Atlantic converted 9 of 37 attempts (24.3%). Overall, the Owls went 27 out of 74 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.5%. The Owls allowed Warner Southern to convert 20 of 48 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.7% for the matchup. They went 23.5% from downtown by going 4 out of 17 and ended up shooting 12 of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to rebounding, Florida Atlantic permitted Warner Southern to grab 27 overall (3 offensive).
Brandon Weatherspoon ended up being a factor for the Owls for this game. He scored 15 points in his 26 minutes of playing time and accumulated 1 assist in this contest. He converted 4 of 11 for this contest for a rate of 36.4%, and had 4 rebounds.
Florida Atlantic has a win-loss mark of 1-1 for the year. The Owls have committed 21.0 fouls every game while shooting 85.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.0 times per contest (163rd in the country) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per game. Florida Atlantic has accounted for 170 points this year (85.0 per contest) and they average 44.0 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Owls are shooting 42.4% from the field, which has them ranked 220th in the nation.
The Owls are ranked 291st in D-1 in PPG given up with 77.5. They are able to force 15.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.2% from the floor (311th in college hoops). The Florida Atlantic defense gives up 40.0% on three-point shots (16 of 40) and their opponents are making 74.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 13.5 dimes and 29.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 230th and 52nd in the country.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami
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