St. Francis Brooklyn at Miami basketball: Game info, odds and TV

Nov 11, 2022; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2022; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team returns to the Watsco Center on Wednesday night to host St. Francis of Brooklyn after losing its first game of the season 88-70 to Maryland at the Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic in Connecticut. Miami defeated Providence 74-64 in the HoF semifinals on Saturday for Jim Larranaga’s 700th career win.

Larranaga was a star guard at Providence from 1968 through 1971. St. Francis has started its season 2-2 with wins over Mount St. Mary’s (New York) and Saint Peter’s and losses to Minnesota and Saint Thomas (Minnesota). St. Francis is 1-2 against the spread this season. The game versus Mt. St. Mary’s did not have a point spread.

The Miami basketball team has opened the season 2-3 against the point spread. The Hurricanes covered versus North Carolina Greensboro and Providence but did not against Lafayette, Florida A&M and Maryland. St. Francis-Brooklyn ranks 335th in the ESPN Basketball Power Index. Miami is 29th in the BPI.

Miami has excellent balance this season with four players averaging in double figures. Isaiah Wong leads Miami averaging 15.2 points per game, 4.0 assists and rebounds and 2.0 steals this season. Jordan Miller is the most versatile player for Miami averaging 14.8 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.4 APG and 1.8 SPG.

"GAME 6 | NOV. 23, 2022 • 6:30 P.M. ET • CORAL GABLES, FLA.St. Francis Brooklyn (2-2, 0-0 NEC)Head Coach: Glenn Braica (Queens College, 1989)Record at SF: 166-202 (13th season), Career Record: 166-202 (13th season)RV/RV Miami Hurricanes (4-1, 0-0 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)Record at UM: 230-142 (12th season), Career Record: 700-476 (39th season)SERIES HISTORYAll-Time: 1-1 (0-1 since rebirth) | Home: 0-1 | Away: 0-0 | Neutral: 1-0 | Coach L: 0-2 (0-1 at UM)Streak: Lost 1 | Last Meeting: 66-62 home OT loss (Nov. 8, 2013) | First Meeting: 71-70 neutral-site NIT win (Mar. 16, 1963)BROADCAST INFORMATIONACCN • Play-by-Play: Robert Lee • Color: Perry Clark | Watch ESPNFM 96.5 HD-2 • Joe Zagacki • Danny Rabinowitz | 90.5 WVUM • Alex Bitchatchi • Patrick McColl | wvum.orgCourtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

St. Francis is also well-balanced but guard Zion Bethea is their leading scorer at just 11.5 PPG and averages 3.8 RPG. Forward Josiah Harris averages 10.0 PPG and 10.3 RPG. Eight players for the Terriers average at least 18 minutes per game. Expect St. Francis to slow the game down. St. Francis averages just 54.3 PPG.

St. Francis-NY at Miami basketball Odds

Moneyline: St. Francis +1600 Miami -4500
Spread: St. Francis +24.5 Miami: -24.5
Total 142.5

Odds via Fan Duel

All three St. Francis games that were listed by the odds makers finished below the total. Three of the five Miami games have gone under. Miami is averaging 75.4 points per game and allowing 66.4. St. Francis is averaging 64.3 PPG and 67. PPG. Miami won each of its first four games by double figures before the loss to Maryland.

dark. Next. Miami trails most of game in loss to Maryland

St. Francis has been blown out in its losses. Expect Miami to defeat St. Francis easily. The 24.5-point spread is a lot to ask. The under seems like the best bet. Miami would likely have to eclipse 80 points to cover the point spread and for the over to come in. Miami next plays at Central Florida at 5 PM ET on Sunday.