Miami vs. College of Charleston - 12/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
College of Charleston Cougars (5-7) at Miami Hurricanes (9-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The College of Charleston Cougars and Miami Hurricanes play Tuesday night at the BankUnited Center.
The College of Charleston Cougars have split their last six games and are playing their fifth true road contest. On the season, CofC is averaging 61.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting and is allowing 65 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Canyon Barry is averaging 12 points and 5.3 rebounds while Joe Chealey is averaging 11.7 points and three assists. Anthony Stitt is the third player averaging double-digit points and Adjehi Baru is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The College of Charleston Cougars have been able to compete this season with a slow tempo offense that’s averaging less than 53 shots and knocking down 37.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, CofC is forcing 13.3 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 34.4 percent from deep. College of Charleston is 1-3 SU on the road this season.
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The Miami Hurricanes have lost three of their last four games and play for the first time in eight days. On the season, Miami is averaging 70 points on 45.2 percent shooting and is allowing 61.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 16.1 points and 5.8 rebounds while Angel Rodriguez is averaging 13.5 points and 4.3 assists. Manu Lecomte is the third player averaging double-digit points and Tonye Jekiri is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are still a defensive minded team first that’s forcing 11.7 turnovers and allowing teams to shoot 32.2 percent from deep. Miami has allowed less than 70 points eight times this season. Offensively, Miami has three double-digit scorers while shooting 73.9 percent from the line and 38 percent from deep.
The Cougars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hurricanes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
It's hard to back Miami with the way its been playing lately. The College of Charleston Cougars hung with UConn, Texas A&M and Charlotte. No reason to think why the Cougars can't hang with the Canes.