Miami Hurricanes vs. Stanford Cardinal - 11/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (4-0) at Miami Hurricanes (3-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Stanford Cardinal will play the Miami Hurricanes in a non-conference college basketball game on Thursday.
The Miami Hurricanes are 3-0 this season after beating Penn by a score of 74-62 in their last game. Miami scored 46 points in the second half to pull away for the win. Ja’Quan Newton led Miami with 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists in their win. Miami shot 45.2% on field goals, 30% on three-points, and 92.3% on free throws. Miami is averaging 86.7 points per game, while giving up 53.7 points per game. Miami is also averaging 45 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Ja’Quan Newton is averaging 15.7 points, 4 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game, while Dewan Huell is averaging 13 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for Miami. Miami is shooting 50% on field goals, 75.4% on free throws, and 35.8% on three-pointers this season.
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The Stanford Cardinal are 4-0 this season after beating Colorado State by a total of 56-49 in their last game. Stanford led by 12 points at halftime and was able to hang on for the win in the second half. Dorian Pickens led Stanford with 17 points and 6 rebounds in this game. Stanford shot 35.8% on field goals, 27.8% on three-pointers, and 59.1% on free throws in their win. Stanford is averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 59.3 points per game. Stanford is also averaging 40.5 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Reid Travis is averaging 19 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, while Dorian Pickens is averaging 13.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game for Stanford. Stanford is shooting 45.3% on field goals, 64.8% on free throws, and 35.2% on three-pointers.
Stanford 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against the ACC. The under is 5-1 in Stanford’s last 6 Thursday games. Miami is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 7-1 in Miami’s last 8 neutral site games.
Both teams come into this game undefeated and will be looking to continue their strong start to the season. Both of these teams have been able to play tight defense this season, while Miami has been able to score more points. Miami also has the rebounding advantage and the shooting advantage. I like Miami at home.