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NCAAB Game Preview - Minutemen underdogs vs Hurricanes at Miami

Massachusetts MinutemenMiami Hurricanes
Dec 3, 1:00 PM | BankUnited Center

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Miami Hurricanes Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD4-2

The Miami Hurricanes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Massachusetts Minutemen at BankUnited Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Hurricanes bring a 4-2 record (1-2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-2 Minutemen, who are 4-2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Miami go 1-3 so far and the Minutemen go 4-2-1.

View Massachusetts vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Minutemen are listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 46-rated Massachusetts taking on the No. 129-rated Hurricanes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-74 win for the Minutemen on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Minutemen is ranked No. 27 in NCAA hoops at 41.1 per game. Contrast that with Miami’s No. 179 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami is the No. 48-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Massachusetts rates No. 28 at 8.8 per game.

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 94-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 225 nationally in scoring at home.

Massachusetts won its last outing, an 86-56 result against Towson on November 30. They covered in that game as a 23-point favorite. Massachusetts cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Towson out of the gym and running up an 86-56 score at Mullins Center.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 76-65 loser as they battled Purdue on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Malcolm Grant scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Hurricanes to a win (they lost 76-65 to Purdue at Mackey Arena on Tuesday).

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Minutemen at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 7 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Massachusetts at East Carolina, Tuesday, December 6
Miami home to Memphis, Tuesday, December 6

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