The UCF Knights (1-0) square off against the Miami Hurricanes (1-1) at CFE Federal Credit Union Arena. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 138.5 points with Miami set as a 2-point favorite.
Miami Hurricanes vs. UCF Knights Free Prediction
In the Hurricanes’ last matchup, they beat the Florida Atlantic Owls, 74-60. The Hurricanes had a much better turnover percentage (7.7 vs. 17.4) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.492 vs. 0.394). Sam Waardenburg had a solid performance for Miami, putting up nine points and 11 rebounds.
The Knights were victorious over the Prairie View A&M Panthers in their last game, 73-69. The Knights had a much better free throw rate (0.315 vs. 0.200) and had a better turnover percentage (18.4 vs. 21.2). Dazon Ingram was UCF’s top scorer with 16 points on 4-for-9 shooting from the field.
The Hurricanes are 12-17 straight up (SU) and 11-17-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Miami games since last season with 15 unders compared to 14 overs.
The Knights, on the other hand, have records of 21-7 SU and 16-11 ATS since last season. Over that same stretch, UCF’s games have had a tendency to go under the O/U total (59.3 percent).
Dating back to the 2018-19 season, UCF has done a great job of getting to the charity stripe. They rank 10th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.294), but Miami has been among the best in the country at keeping opponents off the line (ranking fifth by allowing a FTA rate of 0.163).
Miami Hurricanes vs. UCF Knights Odds Pick
College Basketball Pick: Miami, O/U – Over
Miami ranks 74th in three pointers attempted per game (24.9) while UCF ranks 285th (19.4).
The Knights rank 101st in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Hurricanes rank 264th (33.4).
UCF ranks 31st in blocks per game (4.6) while Miami ranks 158th (3.1).
The Knights average 13.4 assists per game, which ranks 151st in the country. The Hurricanes rank 223rd in assists allowed per game (14.1).