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Drake vs Miami (FL) Pick & Preview: Friday, March 17th Betting Odds
Bulldogs vs Hurricanes Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Drake Bulldogs at Miami (FL) Hurricanes
- Where: Albany at MVP Arena
- Date: Friday, March 17th
- Betting Odds: Drake +2, DRAKE +110 | MIA -131 O/U 146.5
Through 34 games, the Drake Bulldogs have an overall record of 27-7. So far, the Bulldogs have played 16 games on the road, with a record of 10-6. For the season, Drake has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 2-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulldogs being +2 point underdogs.
Drake will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tucker DeVries who is averaging 19.03 points per game for the Bulldogs. DeVries is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulldogs’ offensive game plan is the play of Roman Penn who has hit 49.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.64 points per game.
On offense, Drake is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.5 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 34 games, they have only hit 33.8% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.66% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Miami (FL) heads into this matchup having played 32 games and have an overall record sitting at 25-7. So far this season, Miami (FL) has played 21 games at home, sitting with a record of 18-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Hurricanes as the -2 point favorites. The Hurricanes have been favored 23 times, going 21-2 straight up.
Miami (FL)’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wong, who is averaging 16.16 points per contest. So far, Wong has accounted for 20.35% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.25 rebounds per game and 3.44 assists. Jordan Miller is the second leading scorer for the Hurricanes, averaging 15.28 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 39.6% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Miami (FL) is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 32 games, they have only hit 35.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 36.2% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Drake Bulldogs +2
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2. However, we anticipate Drake putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Hurricanes as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Bulldogs to cover.