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Miami Hurricanes battle vs Appalachian State Mountaineers highlights college odds menu

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Dec 30, 7:00 PM | BankUnited Center

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Miami Hurricanes Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Miami Hurricanes try to run the Mountaineers off the court at BankUnited Center in college hoops action.

The Hurricanes sport records of 7-4 and 3-5-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mountaineers have 5-6 and 4-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-4 for the Hurricanes and 2-4 for the Mountaineers.

View Appalachian State vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hurricanes are listed as 16-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hurricanes sit at No. 138 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mountaineers sit at No. 163 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hurricanes will win this game 72-68.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's No. 142-ranked scoring average of 70.4 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense rated No. 246 and allowing 70.3 PPG. The Hurricanes FG% has averaged 42.9% to date this season, less than the Mountaineers shooters have managed so far (43.8% per game).

Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 272-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 174 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were a 77-74 winner as they battled Campbell at home. The Mountaineers got 17 points from Jamaal Trice as Appalachian State ran past Campbell 77-74 on Thursday at Holmes Convocation Center.

Miami won its last outing, a 76-61 result against Charlotte on December 22. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. The Hurricanes grabbed a 76-61 win over the 49ers on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Kenny Kadji at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Samford are 4-2
After playing Campbell are 2-2
After a win are 5-5

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 0-1
After playing Charlotte are 5-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Mountaineers at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Appalachian State at Samford, Thursday, January 5
Miami home to UNC Greensboro, Monday, January 2