Massachusetts Minutemen host Miami Hurricanes in college basketball action
Miami Hurricanes vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
The Massachusetts Minutemen will be trying to slam the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday when the teams tip off at Mullins Center in college betting action.
Massachusetts battles the Hurricanes, currently sitting with a 4-1 mark (2-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Minutemen and 0-1 for the Hurricanes.
The visitors opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 158 (Minutemen) and the No. 205 (Hurricanes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-65 result in favor of the Hurricanes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Massachusetts's No. 140 nationally ranked offense (70.6 points per game) against a Hurricanes defense that sits as the No. 129 at 64 PPG. The Minutemen have been averaging 40.2% from the field, less than the Hurricanes have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).
Defensively, Miami features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 191 nationally in scoring at home.
Miami won its last outing, a 67-59 result against Michigan State on November 28. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. Miami earned a 67-59 victory over Michigan State on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Trey McKinney Jones at BankUnited Center.
Massachusetts won its last outing, a 64-63 result against Siena on November 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Massachusetts earned a 64-63 victory over Siena on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Chaz Williams at Times Union Center.
Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-4
Before playing Charlotte are 5-2
After a win are 4-6
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Northeastern are 2-1
After playing Siena are 2-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Hurricanes at Minutemen trends to consider:
Miami is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Massachusetts is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Massachusetts's last 9 games at home
Massachusetts is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Miami home to Charlotte, Friday, December 14
Massachusetts at Northeastern, Tuesday, December 4