Miami vs. Princeton - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (2-4) at Miami Hurricanes (6-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Princeton Tigers and Miami Hurricanes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the American Airlines Arena.
The Princeton Tigers could use a big upset victory to rebound from a slow 2-4 start to the CBB season. The Princeton Tigers are averaging 68 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Devin Cannady is averaging 19.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while Myles Stephens is averaging 14.5 points and 2.7 assists. Amir Bell is dishing four assists and Sebastian Much is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Princeton Tigers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Princeton Tigers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.7 rebounds per game. The Princeton Tigers have won three of their last four neutral site games.
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The Miami Hurricanes look for another victory to improve to 7-0 on the season. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 80.8 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 58.5 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Dewan Huell is averaging 15 points and 6.3 rebounds while Ja'Quan Newton is averaging 11.7 points and three assists. Bruce Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Dejan Vasiljevic is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 57 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Hurricanes are allowing 25.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Miami Hurricanes have lost four of their last six neutral site games.
The Tigers are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 non-conference games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The Hurricanes are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 35-17-1 ATS in their last 53 Saturday games. The under is 7-2 in Hurricanes last 9 overall and the under is 3-1-1 in Tigers last 5 overall.
This is basically a home game for the Miami Hurricanes, but you have to question how packed it's going to be with the football team playing in the ACC title game at the same time. Regardless, Princeton is an exprienced and well coached team that can slow the game down and has already played good teams in tough spots. The Tigers lost to Butler by just 10 points, BYU by nine points and St. Jospeh's by 13 points. Princeton can't win games like this but it can compete. I'll take a shot with the points here.