Miami basketball at Syracuse Line, Predictions, Odds, TV Channel and Live Stream

Jan 5, 2022; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 5, 2022; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team will conclude the regular season at Syracuse on Saturday after clinching a double-bye in the ACC Tournament with the win over Boston College on Wednesday. Miami can finish as high as third in the ACC if they win at Syracuse and North Carolina loses later in the day at Duke.

The Tar Heels have a one-game lead in the ACC over the Hurricanes. Miami owns the tiebreaker after an 85-57 victory over North Carolina in January at the Watsco Center. Syracuse is locked into the eight versus nine game in the ACC Tournament. The Orange will open the ACC Tournament on Wednesday at Noon ET.

Miami will begin ACC play on Thursday. When the Hurricanes’ play will be determined by the outcomes on Saturday. Miami will not find out who they will play until the results of the second round of the ACC Tournament. Syracuse enters the game on Saturday with three straight losses.

The Orange had an outside shot to go on a run at the end of the season for an NCAA Tournament berth. Syracuse has had losses to the top three teams in the ACC in the losing streak, Notre Dame, Duke and North Carolina. The Tar Heels needed overtime on Monday to defeat the Orange. Miami has won five of its last seven.

Miami basketball game at Syracuse

"GAME 31 | MARCH 5, 2022 • 1 P.M. ET • SYRACUSE, N.Y.–/RV Miami Hurricanes (21-9, 13-6 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)Record at UM: 221-139 (11th season), Career Record: 691-473 (38th season)Syracuse Orange (15-15, 9-10 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Boeheim (Syracuse, 1966)Record at SU: 997-424 (46th season), Career Record: 997-424 (46th season)SERIES HISTORYAll-Time: 10-20 (10-19 since rebirth) | Home: 6-10 | Away: 3-10 | Neutral: 1-0 | Coach L: 5-7 (5-6 at UM)Streak: Won 1 | Last Meeting: 88-87 home win (Jan. 5, 2022) | First Meeting: 86-85 OT home loss (Dec. 28, 1963)Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

Syracuse owned the rivalry with Miami early winning eight of the first nine meetings. Miami and Syracuse have split the last 10 games they have played. Miami had to overcome an 18 point first-half deficit in January at the Watsco Center to defeat Syracuse. The Hurricanes need a good start on Saturday.

Miami basketball at Syracuse Odds: Line, Spread, Over/Under

WynnBet lists Syracuse as a 1.5-point favorite over the Miami basketball team with an over/under of 153.5 points. The moneyline for is +105 for Miami, and -125 for Syracuse.

Miami at Syracuse prediction tonight

As has often been the case this season, the first time Miami played Syracuse the game was a story of two halves. If Miami starts as well as they finished in the first meeting, the Hurricanes can cover the point spread and win outright. The over/under is far too high. They shattered the number last time.

Expect a much lower scoring game on Saturday. The last four Syracuse game has exceeded the over. Prior to that their last three went under and the trio of games before that were over. The Syracuse zone defense is tough to match up against. Scoring could be difficult for Miami in the Carrier Dome.

What Channel is the Miami basketball Game On?

ESPNU • Play-by-Play: Mike Monaco • Color: Steve Evans | WatchESPN
AM 560 WQAM • Joe Zagacki |

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If Miami is the three seed in the ACC Tournament they will play on Thursday night at 9:30 ET. As the four seed in the ACC Tournament Miami would play at 2:30 PM ET on Thursday. All of the ACC Tournament games beginning in the second round are on ESPN or ESPN2. Miami will find out its NCAA Tournament fate on March 13.