Miami Hurricanes (6-1) vs LIU Sharks (1-6)
2023-12-06 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Miami Hurricanes -27.5 -- Over/Under: 156.5
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The Long Island University Sharks and the Miami Hurricanes meet Wednesday in college basketball action from BankUnited Center. LIU is 1-6 this year and has lost consecutive games. The Sharks fell to Florida International in their last outing. As for Miami, they’re 6-1 so far and coming off a win over Notre Dame. Let’s get into our LIU vs. Miami prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Long Island University lost their first four games of the season to Air Force, Pepperdine, UCLA and Columbia. After their lone win of the season over Texas A&M-CC, the Sharks lost the next game to Northern Kentucky. LIU managed to hit 50 percent from the field in the 72-64 loss to the Norse, but also coughed up 20 turnovers.
The Sharks took another loss in game seven versus Florida International. LIU was down 31-24 by the break, then gave up 43 more points in a 74-59 result. Long Island University’s RJ Greene was the team’s top scorer on 13 points and seven boards. Nikola Djapa added 10 rebounds and six points.
Over on the Miami side, they were able to win five straight games out of the gate this year. The Hurricanes took out NJIT, UCF, Florida International, Georgia and Kansas State in that time. Game six was a loss 95-73 to Kentucky, though. Miami gave up 59.7 percent shooting to the Wildcats in that one.
The Hurricanes were able to rebound with another win in their last matchup versus Notre Dame. Miami was up 33-26 by the break, then scored 29 more points in a 62-49 result. Tops in scoring for the Hurricanes was Matthew Cleveland with 13 points and seven assists. Norchad Omier doubled up with 13 points and 13 rebounds as well.
ANDREW’S FREE LIU VS MIAMI PREDICTION
I’ll stick with Miami. Probably not touching this one, though. The Hurricanes bounced back fairly well from their lone loss with the win over Notre Dame in their last matchup. Miami wasn’t exactly dominant offensively, but they held the Irish to just 28.6 percent shooting overall and 18.8 percent from 3-point range. LIU probably won’t fare a lot better percentage-wise.
Speaking of the Sharks, they did well on the boards versus FIU (a 41-31 advantage) but also coughed up 27 turnovers. I don’t see LIU getting anywhere close here, but I’m probably not touching it.