Miami vs. Pennsylvania - 11/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pennsylvania Quakers (1-0) at Miami Hurricanes (2-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ACC Network
The Miami Hurricanes and Penn Quakers face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Miami Hurricanes are off to a 2-0 start blasting both Western Carolina and North Florida. Miami is averaging 93 points per game and they are shooting 52.3 percent from the floor including 39.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 49.5 points per game and their opponents are shooting 29.7 percent. Ja’Quan Newton leads the Hurricanes averaging 14.5 points per game in 26 minutes. Dewan Huell is averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds for Miami, Davon Reed is averaging 12.5 points, and D.J. Vasiljevic is averaging 12 points. Miami once again looks like a team ready for the NCAA Tournament.
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The Pennsylvania Quakers are off to a 1-0 start after pounding Robert Morris 67-50 in their opening game. Penn shot 47.3 percent from the floor and 27.8 from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they allowed 29.3 percent shooting and 17.6 from beyond the arc. A.J. Brodeur led the Quakers with 23 points and 11 rebounds in 29 minutes of action. Matt Howard had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Penn and Max Rothschild and Jackson Donahue each had 8 points. Penn takes a big step up in competition in this spot.
Miami is 16-5-1 against the spread in their last 22 home games, 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games, 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Penn is 1-6 against the spread against the ACC, 0-3-1 against the spread following a win, and 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games.
Miami is just rolling and while this looks like a big number, the Canes are just this good.