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March Madness Odds: Miami vs. Pacific

No. 15 Pacific is riding a seven-game SU winning streak, but they'll have their hands full on Friday afternoon as they go up against No. 2 Miami in Round of 64 NCAA Tournament betting action.

And the Hurricanes are 17-2 SU in their past 19 games as the favorite heading into Friday's March Madness matchup. Totals bettors might be checking out the Miami vs. Pacific game as well, with the OVER 7-0 in the Hurricanes' last seven Tournament contests.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 22-12 and 15-14-2 ATS on the year, while the Hurricanes are at 27-6 and 19-9-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 11-16-1, while the Tigers have a 15-15 mark.

View Pacific vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Miami opened as 11.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the total as well, which was sitting near 125 Wednesday at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Hurricanes) and the No. 146 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-69 result in favor of the Hurricanes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Miami has the nation's No. 111-rated offensive output, at 69.9 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 97 allowing on average 63.5 PPG. The Hurricanes FG% has averaged 46% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pacific owns the country's No. 126-rated mark, allowing 67.5 points per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 140 in scoring at home.

Pacific was a 64-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against UC Irvine. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Pacific got 19 points from Tony Gill en route to a 64-55 victory over UC Irvine on Saturday at Honda Center.

Miami won its last outing, an 87-77 result against North Carolina on March 17. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. Shane Larkin scored 28 points for Miami on Sunday, leading the Hurricanes to an 87-77 win over North Carolina at Greensboro Coliseum.

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing UC Irvine are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing North Carolina are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Tigers at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Miami is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games