The Miami Hurricanes and Texas Longhorns meet Sunday in the college basketball NCAA Tournament Elite 8 at the T-Mobile Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 79.6 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Wong is averaging 16.1 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Jordan Miller is averaging 15.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. Norchad Omier is the third double-digit scorer and Nijel Pack is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Hurricanes are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.
The Texas Longhorns are averaging 78.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Marcus Carr is averaging 15.8 points and 3 rebounds, while Sir’Jabari Rice is averaging 12.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Timmy Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Hunter is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Longhorns are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Hurricanes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games. The Longhorns are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Hurricanes last 8 NCAA Tournament games. The under is 7-1 in Longhorns last 8 overall.
The Texas Longhorns are getting the benefit of the doubt, and we're used to seeing Miami disrespected. It's been the case all year. With that said, it's hard to turn down points with Miami after what we just saw against Houston. Also, since February 12, 2022, Miami is 13-3 ATS as an underdog and 10 of those covers were outright victories. Miami thrives in this roll time and time again, and I'm not stepping in front of it. Give me the Canes.