Houston Baptist Huskies at Miami Hurricanes Betting Prediction 12/19/18

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The Miami Hurricanes (5-4) and the Houston Baptist Huskies (3-6) clash at Watsco Center. The Hurricanes look to lengthen their five-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, and can be seen on ACC Network.

Houston Baptist Huskies at Miami Hurricanes Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Hurricanes had no trouble getting past the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, 83-62, while the Huskies got blown out by the Arizona Wildcats, 90-60.

Miami played a flawless contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.377 and a turnover percentage of 12.8. For those same stats, Lehigh recorded marks of 0.197 and 20.4, respectively. Houston Baptist, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (12.9 vs. 15.1). Anthony Lawrence II was a key piece for Miami with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Jalon Gates had a good game for Houston Baptist, putting up 15 points.

Houston Baptist might struggle to score as they face off against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Miami ranks 94th in defensive efficiency while the Huskies rank 216th in offensive efficiency.

Houston Baptist Huskies at Miami Hurricanes Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Miami, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Miami ranks 37th in blocks per game (4.2) while Houston Baptist ranks 193rd (2.5).
  • The Hurricanes rank 37th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while the Huskies rank 104th (6.5).
  • The Hurricanes rank 137th in rebounds per game (35.0) while the Huskies rank 213th in rebounds allowed per game (38.1).
  • Miami averages 13.3 assists per game, which ranks 121st in the nation. Houston Baptist ranks 190th in assists allowed per game (16.1).