miami vs kentucky ncaab prediction

NCAAB Miami (FL) vs Kentucky Prediction 11/28/2023

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes (5-0) travel to face off against the Kentucky Wildcats (4-1) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Rupp Arena in Lexington and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs Kentucky Wildcats

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

Miami (FL) is undefeated through five games this season, and it is interesting to note that they have been favored in each of those games. Heading into their game against Kentucky, Miami (FL) holds a 4-1 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.

Miami (FL)’s games have, on average, featured 161.6 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 152.4 points so far. The Hurricanes have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 85 points per game.

The Kentucky Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

Kentucky has a record of 4-1 after five games. All of their games have been at home. Prior to today’s game, Kentucky has a 2-3 ATS record. In their previous five games, the team’s performance vs. the spread is 2-3.

Looking at their over/under performance through five games, Kentucky has an over/under record of 3-2-0, with their games averaging 163 points per game on average. When looking at the Wildcats’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0, with their games averaging 105 points per game.

Miami (FL) Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Hurricanes’ offense tallied 91 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 89 points per game. The top scorer for the Hurricanes was Nijel Pack with 28 points, while Norchad Omier also added 23 to the scoreboard.

Wooga Poplar (G) 18.0 6.0 1.6
Matthew Cleveland (G) 16.8 5.2 2.4
Nijel Pack (G) 16.0 3.2 4.0

Kentucky Offense Breakdown

Kentucky recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 118 points against Marshall. This output exceeded their season average of 94.3 points per game. On the offensive front, the Wildcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, ranking 33rd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 30th in terms of percentage and 2nd in three-pointers made.

Antonio Reeves (G) 19 5.0 2.0
Rob Dillingham (G) 16 4.3 5.2
Tre Mitchell (F) 15 6.2 3.5

Miami (FL) Team Defense

On defense, Miami (FL) is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Miami (FL)’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 26.4% this season.

Kentucky Team Defense

So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 132nd in the country at 72.2 points per contest. The Kentucky defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed Marshall to connect on 16 threes.

Hurricanes vs Wildcats Trends

  • Across the Hurricanes last ten road games, the team averaged 77 points per game while allowing 71. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 8-2, while going 7-3 straight-up.
  • The Wildcats are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hurricanes have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Wildcats have an overall record of 5-0 while going 2-3 against the spread.

Hurricanes vs Wildcats Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +5.5, we recommend going with the Hurricanes on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 164.5, and our model projects the Hurricanes and Wildcats to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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