Six FBS games are on the slate for Friday evening. In one of the more attractive matchups of the night, the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes host the Miami (OH) RedHawks. The game is the season opener for both sides, with Hard Rock Stadium hosting the matchup in Miami Gardens, Fla. The RedHawks were 6-7 last season, including a Bahamas Bowl loss to UAB, while the Hurricanes were 5-7 in 2022.
For this game, SportsLine consensus lists the Hurricanes as 16-point favorites for this 7 p.m. ET kickoff. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 45 in the latest Miami (OH) vs. Miami odds. Before locking in any Miami vs. Miami (OH) picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Miami (OH) vs. Miami and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college football odds and betting lines for Miami vs. Miami (OH):
- Miami (OH) vs. Miami (FL) spread: Hurricanes -16
- Miami (OH) vs. Miami (FL) over/under: 45 points
- Miami (OH) vs. Miami (FL) money line: Hurricanes -783, RedHawks +538
- Miami (Ohio): The RedHawks were 6-7 against the spread last season
- Miami (Florida): The Hurricanes were 2-10 against the spread last season
- Miami (OH) vs. Miami (FL) picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Miami (Ohio) can cover
The RedHawks struggled at times on offense in 2022, but the healthy return of Brett Gabbert brings intrigue. The fifth-year quarterback has 6,259 career passing yards with 45 touchdowns and only 14 interceptions. Gabbert had an injury-plagued 2022 season, but he led the MAC in touchdown passes, passing efficiency and adjusted yards per pass attempt in 2021. He will also face a Miami (Fla.) defense that ranked near the bottom of the ACC in yards allowed per play (5.9) and net yards allowed per pass attempt (8.35). Miami (Ohio) is also a tremendous defensive team.
The RedHawks return most of a stout unit in 2022, and the team led the MAC with 22.5 points allowed per game and 135.8 rushing yards allowed per game. Opponents averaged fewer than four yards per carry against Miami (OH) last season, and the RedHawks also led the MAC with 40.1 net yards per punt in 2022. With Miami (Fla.) scoring only 23.6 points per game and converting only 54.2% of red zone attempts into touchdowns, Miami (OH) projects to hold up on defense in this matchup. See which team to pick here.
Why Miami (Fla.) can cover
The Hurricanes should benefit a great deal from a middling Miami (OH) offense in this matchup. The RedHawks averaged fewer passing yards (165.5 per game) than any MAC team last season, and Miami (OH) finished second-worst in the MAC in points per game (20.2) and total yards (306.4 per game) a season ago. Miami (OH) also averaged only 3.8 yards per carry and converted fewer than 32% of third down opportunities.
The Hurricanes return seven starters and 77% of overall production on defense, and Miami (Fla.) ranked near the top of the ACC with 37 sacks last season. Akheem Mesidor led the team with seven sacks, with Jahfari Harvey also returning with 5.5 sacks from a year ago. Opponents averaged only 4.0 yards per carry against the Hurricanes last season, and junior free safety Kamren Kinchens is a standout. He was an All-American selection last season, producing 59 tackles and leading the ACC with six interceptions. Miami (Fla.) may also be able to gain an edge in the punting game after leading the ACC with 42.9 net yards per punt in 2022. See which team to pick here.
How to make Miami (OH) vs. Miami (FL) picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the point total, with both teams projected to throw more than twice as many touchdown passes as interceptions combined. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations. You can only see the model's picks and analysis at SportsLine.
So who wins the Miami vs. Miami battle, and which side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the RedHawks vs. Hurricanes spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that's up nearly $2,500 on its top-rated college football spread picks since its inception, and find out.