Planning on watching today's Dolphins and Hatters game? Catch the action at Edmunds Center in DeLand, FL, as the Hatters hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. This Atlantic Sun conference matchup has an over/under of 148 points, and the Hatters are favored to win at home vs. the Dolphins.


The Pick: Jacksonville Dolphins +6.5

This game will be played at Edmunds Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Hatters.
  • Even though we have Stetson winning straight-up, we like Jacksonville at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Dolphins Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Heading into today's matchup, Jacksonville finds themselves as 6.5 point underdogs on the road against Stetson. So far this season, the Dolphins have gone 9-6 and have lost their last two games.

Over their last ten games on the road, Jacksonville has gone just 3-7, and they have gone 2-6 on the road this season. On the year, the Dolphins have been outscored by an average of 19.9 points per game on the road.

As the underdog this season, Jacksonville has struggled vs. the spread, going just 1-5. Their overall ATS record is 5-7. On the road, the Dolphins have gone 2-6 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 road ATS mark is 4-6. In their last 3 games as the underdog, Jacksonville is 0-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Jacksonville games is 10-2 and the average over/under line in their games is 139. So far, their games have averaged 150.4 points per game. Today's over/under line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 145 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Jacksonville offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Florida Gulf Coast. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.7%, and they made 9 threes. Robert McCray is leading the team in scoring at 15.9 points per contest. Marcus Niblack has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.9 going into the game.

At this time, the Dolphins' defense is positioned 202nd in the country, permitting 74.2 points per game. Against Florida Gulf Coast in their most recent game, the Jacksonville defense gave up a total of 80 points while allowing Florida Gulf Coast to hit 45% of their shots.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Stetson?

Stetson will host Jacksonville today as 6.5-point favorites. So far, the Hatters are 4-0 at home this season and have won their last four games at home.

This season, Stetson is 9-6 overall and 1-0 in conference play. In their last game, the Hatters defeated North Florida by a score of 75-74. Over their last ten games at home, Stetson has gone 7-3.

Stetson's ATS record this season is 7-5, including a mark of 3-1 at home. However, over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hatters are just 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last three games as the favorite, Stetson is 0-3 ATS.

Stetson's over/under record for the season is 5-6-1. So far, their games have averaged 146.6 points, which is 3.2 points higher than the average over/under line of 143.4. This year, 6 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 148. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 153 points.

In their latest game, Stetson offense put up 75 points against North Florida. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.6% and made 8 threes. For the season, the Stetson offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 342nd in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

So far, the Hatters' defense is ranked 128th in the country at 70.4 points per contest. The Stetson defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 74 points and allowed North Florida to connect on 8 threes.