The No. 10 Miami Hurricanes (6-0) are off to a hot start and will try to remain undefeated when they clash with the Boston University Terriers (3-3) at Watsco Center. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court.
Boston University Terriers vs. Miami Hurricanes ATS Preview
In the Terriers last contest, they edged the New Hampshire Wildcats, 70-69. With 15 points and six rebounds, Boston Universitys Max Mahoney played well. The Terriers had a turnover percentage of 10.5 (better than their season average of 15.3) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.525 (above their season average of 0.508).
The Hurricanes will look to keep it rolling after thoroughly outplaying the Princeton Tigers in their last contest, 80-52. Miami received a boost from Bruce Brown, who contributed 17 points and eight rebounds. Miami played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.617 (above their season average of 0.591) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.6 (below their season average of 31.0). For those same stats, Princeton recorded marks of 0.377 and 24.4, respectively.
Miami appears to have the edge on the defensive side of the ball. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Hurricanes rank 36th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.466), while Boston University is 145th in effective field goal percentage (0.516). Furthermore, the Terriers rank 267th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.221), while the Hurricanes rank 43rd in opponents FTA rate (0.200).
Boston University Terriers vs. Miami Hurricanes Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Boston University, ATS Winner – Boston University, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Hurricanes average 3.8 blocks per game, which ranks 92nd in the nation. The Terriers rank 120th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
- Boston University ranks 60th in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while Miami ranks 263rd (18.6).
- The Hurricanes rank 29th in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while the Terriers rank 208th (36.1).
- Boston University ranks 19th in steals per game (8.1) while Miami ranks 124th (6.6).