Friday's game at MVP Arena has the Miami Hurricanes (25-7) taking on the Drake Bulldogs (27-7) at 7:25 PM ET (on March 17). Our computer prediction projects a close 74-71 win for Miami, so it should be a competitive matchup.

According to our computer prediction, Miami is a good bet to cover the point spread, which is listed at 2.5. The two teams are projected to go under the 145.5 total.

Miami vs. Drake Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 7:25 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Where: Albany, New York
  • Venue: MVP Arena
  • Line: Miami -2.5
  • Point Total: 145.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Miami -145, Drake +120

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Miami vs. Drake Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Miami 74, Drake 71

Spread & Total Prediction for Miami vs. Drake

  • Pick ATS: Miami (-2.5)
  • Pick OU: Under (145.5)

Miami is 14-11-0 against the spread, while Drake's ATS record this season is 15-16-0. In terms of going over the point total, games involving the Hurricanes are 12-16-0 and the Bulldogs are 14-17-0. The two teams combine to score 154.7 points per game, 9.2 more points than this matchup's total. Over the last 10 contests, Miami has a 5-4 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall. Drake has gone 8-2 against the spread and 9-1 overall in its last 10 matches.

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Miami Performance Insights

  • The Hurricanes' +233 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 7.3 points per game) is a result of scoring 79.4 points per game (23rd in college basketball) while giving up 72.1 per contest (240th in college basketball).
  • The 31.9 rebounds per game Miami averages rank 172nd in the country, and are 2.8 more than the 29.1 its opponents collect per outing.
  • Miami connects on 7.6 three-pointers per game (153rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents' 7.6. It shoots 36.8% from deep while its opponents hit 33.6% from long range.
  • The Hurricanes average 102.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (12th in college basketball), and allow 92.8 points per 100 possessions (218th in college basketball).
  • Miami has won the turnover battle on average this season, committing 10.9 per game (82nd in college basketball play) while forcing 12.2 (159th in college basketball).

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