Miami basketball Game Tonight: Hurricanes vs Penn State Line, Predictions, Odds, TV Channel & Live Stream

Nov 28, 2021; Orlando, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 28, 2021; Orlando, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team hopes to recover from a 96-64 loss to Alabama when they play at Penn State on Wednesday night in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge. Miami won one out of its three games at the ESPN Invitation in Kissimmee outside of Orlando this weekend. Miami also lost to Dayton and defeated North Texas.

The Hurricanes have been abysmal defensively. Miami is 324th in field goal percentage defense and 349th in three-point field goal percentage defense against. Penn State hosts Miami with a 4-2 record. The Nittany Lions won two out of three games in the Emerald Coast Classic. Penn State beat St. Francis and Oregon State.

Penn State lost to LSU in overtime in the semifinals. The Nittany Lions will challenge Miami. Penn State is 123rd in field goal percentage and 123rd in three-point percentage. Miami has to get better defensively quickly or they risk another blowout and this time on the road. Miami will face former assistant coach Adam Fisher.

Fisher left Miami in the offseason to join the Penn State staff as an assistant head coach. Miami enters the game Wednesday night with a 4-3 record. Miami is 6-1 in the ACC Big 10 Challenge. Only Duke and Penn State have 6-1 records in the ACC Big 10 Challenge over the past seven years.

Miami basketball game at Penn State

"GAME 8 | DEC. 1, 2021 • 9:15 P.M. ET • STATE COLLEGE, PA.Miami Hurricanes (4-3, 0-0 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)Record at UM: 204-133 (11th season), Career Record: 674-467 (38th season)Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2, 0-0 B1G)Head Coach: Micah Shrewsberry (Hanover, 1999)Record at PS(U): 4-2 (first season), Career Record: 19-50 (third season)SERIES HISTORYAll-Time: 0-4 (0-4 since rebirth) | Home: 0-2 | Away: 0-2 | Neutral: 0-0 | Coach L: 1-5 (0-0 at UM)Streak: Lost 4 | Last Meeting: 62-56 road NIT loss (March 15, 1995) | First Meeting: 74-61 home loss (Nov. 29, 1986)Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

Miami basketball vs Penn State Odds: Line, Spread, Over/Under

WynnBet lists Penn State as a 5.5 point favorite over the Miami basketball team with a moneyline of -115. Miami is at 105 with an over/under of 138.0 according to WynnBet.

Miami vs Penn Prediction Tonight

It is difficult to have confidence in the Miami basketball team after their performance in the ESPN Invitational. Even in their victory over North Texas on Friday, Miami had to rally from a 40-28 halftime deficit for a 69-36 victory. The Hurricanes trailed Alabama 33-30 at halftime before the blowout loss.

Miami will struggle until their fix their defense. The Hurricanes are averaging 73.3 points per game and allowing 74.6 through their first seven games this season. Penn State is averaging 68.8 PPG and allowing 64.3. Expect the Nittany Lions to win, cover and dictate the pace allowing the total to go under.

What Channel is the Miami basketball Game On?

ESPNUPlay-by-Play: Mike Corey • Color: Chris Spatola | WatchESPN
AM 560 WQAM • Joe Zagacki |

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Miami has a gauntlet of a schedule this week. After playing Alabama and Penn State, the Hurricanes host Clemson in their ACC opener on Saturday. Miami has to start playing more consistently or another long season is ahead. That needs to begin on Wednesday night in State College.