Rutgers at Miami basketball: ACC-Big 10 challenge 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 will host Rutgers in their last ACC-Big 10 Challenge appearance. It was announced on Monday that the ACC will begin a new annual challenge with the SEC beginning in 2023. Miami has won seven of its last eight games in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge game. The only Miami loss in that span was to Rutgers.

Rutgers defeated Miami 57-54 in Coral Gables in 2018. Miami is 9-6 all-time in the ACC-Big 10 challenge. The Hurricanes’ .600 winning percentage is fifth all-time in the Challenge and in the ACC. Miami and Rutgers have both gotten off to good starts in 2022-23. Miami enters Wednesday’s game 6-1 and Rutgers 5-1.

Miami earned a big 66-64 road win at Central Florida on Sunday. Rutgers is coming off of an 83-49 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday. Miami and Rutgers are nearly evenly matched. The Hurricanes are 35th in the ESPN Basketball Power Index and Rutgers is 36th. Miami is given a 69.1 percent chance to win by the FPI.

Miami has thrived this season with balance. Four Hurricanes average between 13.0 and 13.4 points per game. Big man Norchad Omier has provided Miami with exactly what was expected of him when he transferred from Arkansas State. Omier is averaging 13.4 PPG and 10.4 rebounds.

Rutgers at Miami basketball game information

"GAME 8 | NOV. 30, 2022 • 7:15 P.M. ET • CORAL GABLES, FLA.Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-1, 0-0 B1G)Head Coach: Steve Pikiell (UConn, 1991)Record at RU: 103-92 (seventh season), Career Record: 295-248 (18th season)RV/RV Miami Hurricanes (6-1, 0-0 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)Record at UM: 232-142 (12th season), Career Record: 702-476 (39th season)All-Time: 10-6 (10-6 since rebirth) | Home: 6-1 | Away: 3-5 | Neutral: 1-0 | Coach L: 2-1 (2-1 at UM)Streak: Lost 1 | Last Meeting: 57-54 home loss (Nov. 28, 2018) | First Meeting: 99-94 road OT win (Jan. 3, 1989)BROADCAST INFORMATIONESPNU • Play-by-Play: Mike Corey • Color: Jon Crispin | FUBO TVFM 96.5 HD-2 • Joe Zagacki • Danny Rabinowitz | | Sirius XM 382FM 90.5 WVUM • Cal Friedman • Patrick McColl | wvum.orgCourtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

Rutgers is led by guard Cam Spencer who is averaging 17.3 PPG and shoots 46.9 percent on three-point attempts and center Clifford Omoruyi who averages 16.8 PPG and 10.0 RPG. The matchups to watch will be between Spencer and Miami guards Nijel Pack and Isaiah Wong and Omier and Omoruyi.

Miami and Rutgers are pretty similar offensively. The Hurricanes are averaging 74.6 points per game this season and the Scarlet Knights 76.8. Rutgers allows 52.8 PPG and Miami 64.6. Miami has played a much tougher schedule this season. The Hurricanes have wins over Providence and UCF and a loss to Maryland.

Rutgers lost its only game against a team that could be considered not from a mid-major conference 72-66 to Temple. Pack is starting to get acclimated to Miami after transferring from Kansas State with 39 points on 16-23 from the floor and 6-10 on three-point attempts in the past two games.

Rutgers at Miami basketball game odds:
Moneyline: Rutgers +128 Miami -154
Spread: Rutgers +3.5 (-118) Miami: -3.5 (-104)
Total 135.5

Odds courtesy of Fan Duel

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change

Temple was the only true test for Rutgers this season. With both teams scoring around 75 PPG, Miami and the over seem like a safe bet. Rutgers is 4-2 against the spread this season and this is the first time the Scarlet Knights are the underdog. The total has split three times each in Rutgers’ games this season.

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Miami is 3-4 versus the spread this season with the total going under four times. The Hurricanes are 3-3 as a favorite. The only game Miami was an underdog in 2022-23 was against Maryland. Miami should have confidence from the road win on Sunday at UCF. The Hurricanes should continue resuming building versus Rutgers.