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Miami vs Minnesota NIT Odds

The Miami Hurricanes, seeded No. 2 in the NIT, will try to run the Golden Gophers off the court at BankUnited Center in college hoops action.

The No. 6 seeded Minnesota team are underdogs of 5 points on most NIT odds menus.

Miami battles the Golden Gophers, currently sitting with a 20-14 mark (17-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 16-14 for the Hurricanes and 15-16 for the Golden Gophers.

View Minnesota vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hurricanes at No. 59 and the Golden Gophers at No. 110 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-70 result in favor of the Hurricanes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 99-ranked offense, averaging 71 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 98 at 64.4 PPG. The Hurricanes field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, less than the Golden Gophers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, Minnesota features the nation's No. 103-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 96 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 70-61 winner as they battled La Salle on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Minnesota earned a 70-61 victory over La Salle on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Rodney Williams at Tom Gola Arena.

In their last action, Miami was a 66-50 winner at home against Valparaiso. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Rion Brown scored 18 points leading the Hurricanes to a 66-50 victory over Valparaiso at BankUnited Center on Wednesday.