Miami football versus Southern Miss week 2 best bets

Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team is currently a 25.5-point favorite versus Southern Mississippi on Saturday per Fan Duel. Miami opened as an early 24.5-point favorite on Sunday. The point spread has fluctuated frequently during the week. Miami covered a 48.5 spread in a 70-13 win over Bethune-Cookman in week one.

Southern Mississippi had a heartbreaking 29-27 loss to Liberty in four overtimes in their season opener at home last week. The Golden Eagles covered as a 2.5-point underdog against the Flames on Saturday. Southern Mississippi is a run-oriented team that will likely try and control the clock and the pace offensively.

Miami is more methodical offensively than they were last season under former offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Miami would tie for 70th nationally in plays per game, but TeamRankins.Com does not include games against FCS opponents. The Hurricanes ran 66 plays offensively last week.

Miami is expected to cover the 25.5-point spread on Saturday. Southern Mississippi ran for 252 yards versus Liberty but had only 139 passing in 66 total offensive plays. The Golden Eagles are 29th in rushing offense, but only 115th in passing yards per game. Expect Miami to pack the box and dare Southern Mississippi to pass.

Best Miami football Bets Week two

Southern Mississippi vs. Miami Odds, Run Line, Total

Run Line:
Southern Mississippi: +25.5 (-114)
Miami: -25.5 (-106)

Southern Mississippi: +1280
Miami: -3500

Total: 51.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

"Southern Mississippi vs. Miami Betting TrendsMiami is 27-26-1 against the spread (ATS) as a home favorite in the last decadeMiami is 20-23-1 ATS in non-conference gamesSouthern Mississippi is 19-40 away from home over the last 10 years, 28-31 ATSCourtesy Betsided"

The Miami defense should be able to shut down Southern Mississippi. The Hurricanes should score slightly more than half of what they scored last weekend. Miami should win about 38-10. The expectation should be that Miami covers the 25.5-point spread and the under will just come in.

Next. Miami early 26 point favorite and rising versus Southern Mississippi. dark

Expect Miami to get off to a good start early in the game and rely on running backs Thad Franklin and Henry Parrish to control the clock in the second half. Jaylan Knighton is expected to return at RB on Saturday. With Knighton still recovering from an injury he will likely be used sparingly. Miami will need Knighton versus Texas A&M.