The No. 11 Miami Hurricanes (2-0) will be at home in Watsco Center when they challenge the Florida A&M Rattlers (0-2). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 16, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Florida A&M Rattlers at Miami Hurricanes ATS Preview
The last time the Rattlers played, they were blown out by the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, 108-66. Isaiah Martin had a solid performance for Florida A&M, contributing 20 points and 10 rebounds. UNLV’s 0.244 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Florida A&M, who had a mark of 0.147.
The Hurricanes come in on a high note after dismantling the Navy Midshipmen in their last game, 89-55. Dewan Huell was a key piece for Miami with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Miami played a flawless game. They had a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 0.617 and a free throw rate of 0.156. Navy was 0.381 and 0.111, respectively, for those same stats.
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Miami should have a significant advantage. Since last season, the Hurricanes defense ranks 40th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.469), while the Florida A&M offense ranks 319th in effective field goal percentage (0.470). It will also be a showdown of opposite styles as the fast-paced Rattlers rank 36th in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Hurricanes rank 335th.
Florida A&M Rattlers vs. Miami Hurricanes Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Miami, ATS Winner – Miami, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Hurricanes rank 127th in steals allowed per game (6.0) while the Rattlers rank 234th (6.9).
- Miami ranks 26th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while Florida A&M ranks 318th (41.8).
- The Hurricanes rank 57th in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while the Rattlers rank 286th (24.6).
- Miami ranks 77th in assists allowed per game (12.0) while Florida A&M ranks 256th (14.7).