Miami basketball Game versus NC State: Line, Predictions, Odds, TV Channel and Live Stream

Dec 1, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 1, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team returns after a nine-day layoff to host North Carolina State on Wednesday night. Miami enters the game against North Carolina State with a five-game winning streak. The Wolfpack has lost three straight games after starting 7-2. NC State lost their last two games to mid-majors Richmond and Wright State.

Miami will play the first of three straight ACC Games at home on Wednesday night. The Hurricanes host Wake Forest on Saturday and Syracuse on January 5. With a 9-3 record currently, wins in those games would improve Miami to 12-3. That would put the Hurricanes in a good position entering the heart of their ACC schedule.

The only victory for North Carolina State over a power conference team was earlier this month in four overtimes at Nebraska. That came in the ACC-Big 10 challenge. Miami won the sole game against North Carolina State last season in Raleigh. That ended a three-game Wolfpack winning streak in the series.

Miami is in a good position for its first winning season and post-season berth since 2017-18. Setting the foundation in its next three games for the remainder of the 2021-22 season is important. Miami has a tough remaining schedule in January after Syracuse. That stretch begins January 8 at Duke.

Miami basketball game versus North Carolina State

"GAME 13 | DEC. 29, 2021 • 9 P.M. ET • CORAL GABLES, FLA.NC State Wolfpack (7-5, 0-1 ACC)Head Coach: Kevin Keatts (Marshall, 2011)Record at ST: 86-52 (fifth season), Career Record: 158-80 (eighth season)Miami Hurricanes (9-3, 1-0 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)Record at UM: 209-133 (11th season), Career Record: 679-467 (38th season)SERIES HISTORYAll-Time: 12-15 (12-14 since rebirth) | Home: 5-6 | Away: 5-8 | Neutral: 2-1 | Coach L: 8-9 (8-8 at UM)Streak: Won 1 | Last Meeting: 64-59 road win (Jan. 9, 2021) | First Meeting: 46-35 road loss (1939-40 season)Courtesy of MiamiHurricanes.Com"

Miami basketball versus North Carolina State Odds: Line, Spread, Over/Under

WynnBet lists the Miami basketball team as a four-point favorite over North Carolina State with an over/under of 143.5 according to WynnBet. The moneyline for Miami is -180 and North Carolina State is plus 150.

Miami vs North Carolina State Prediction Tonight

Miami is 4-8 against the spread this season. North Carolina State is an abysmal 2-10 against the spread in 2021-22. Eight of the 12 Miami games this season have exceeded the over. Nine of the 12 North Carolina State games have exceeded the over. Based on those trends the over is the safest bet.

Miami should win the game outright. The four-point spread is tight, but Miami should be able to cover. The Hurricanes have struggled with three-point defense. Miami ranks 324th nationally allowing teams to shoot 37.1 percent on three-point attempts. NC State is 297th shooting 30.2 percent on three-point attempts.

What Channel is the Miami basketball Game On?

"BROADCAST INFORMATIONESPNU • Play-by-Play: Jay Alter • Color: Perry Clark | Watch ESPNRadio: AM 560 WQAM • Joe Zagacki • Danny Rabinowitz | FM WVUM • Cal Friedman • Brendan Reilly | wvum.org990 AM WMYM • Jose Martinez • Broderick Zerpa |"

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As previously mentioned after playing North Carolina State begins a three-game ACC homestand for Miami. The Hurricanes host Wake Forest on Saturday to begin the new year and Syracuse on January 5 before the trip to Duke. Miami has put itself in a good position to be competitive in the ACC this season.