Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Dolphins and Royals. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Royals at Curry Arena in Charlotte, NC. Get ready to place your bets! This Atlantic Sun conference matchup has an over/under of 151 points, and Queens (NC) is favored to win by -1.5 at home vs. Jacksonville.


The Pick: Jacksonville Dolphins +1.5

This game will be played at Curry Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 16th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 81-65 in favor of the Dolphins.
  • Not only will Jacksonville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can Jacksonville Lock in a Road Win?

After a loss to Kennesaw State, Jacksonville is 13-13 overall and 4-8 in the Atlantic Sun. So far, the Dolphins have gone 9-5 in non-conference games compared to 4-8 in the Atlantic Sun.

On the road, Jacksonville is just 2-12 with an average scoring margin of -15.1 points per game. They come into this game on a 10-game losing streak on the road.

As the underdog this year, Jacksonville’s ATS record is 6-9. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Dolphins have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-10 this season and 2-8 over their last 10 road games. However, Jacksonville has covered the spread in each of their last 3 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record for Jacksonville games is 14-9. The average point total in their games is 144.1, which is lower than today’s over/under line of 151. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 123 points.

The Jacksonville offense is coming off a game where they scored 61 points against Kennesaw State. They posted a field goal percentage of 39.3% and connected on 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Robert McCray, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.9, while Gyasi Powell also carries a PPG average of 9.3 into the game.

The Dolphins’ defense is presently ranked 179th nationally, allowing an average of 72.3 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Queens (NC), the Jacksonville defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Jacksonville made 20 free-throws vs. the Dolphins.

Can the Royals Please their Home Crowd?

Queens (NC) comes into this game with a 10-17 record, including a 4-8 mark in Atlantic Sun play. They have lost three straight games, with their most recent game being a 93-79 loss to North Florida.

At home, the Royals are 8-3 this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home. So far, they have been the favorite in seven games and have gone 6-1 in those matchups.

As the favorite this season, Queens has gone 5-2 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 7-4, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4. In their last three home games, the Royals are 2-1 vs. the spread.

Queens (NC) has an over/under record of 19-6 this season, and in their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 168 points. So far, 18 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 151, and this season, their games have averaged 161.2 points.

Queens (NC)’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. North Florida, finishing the game with a total of 79 points. Their season average is now 80.5 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is AJ McKee who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.5. Deyton Albury also heads into the game with a PPG average of 17.7.

Facing Jacksonville, Queens (NC) aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 82.8 points allowed per game (334th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.4 threes per game vs. Jacksonville. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.9%.