Miami basketball at Louisville: Game 9 info, live stream, odds and TV

Feb 16, 2022; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 16, 2022; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team plays at Louisville on Sunday to open ACC play. At 7-1, Miami is off to its best start since beginning the 2017-18 season 10-0. Louisville has started a season 0-7 for the first time since 1940-41 when the Cardinals lost their first 11 games. Kenny Payne is in his first season as Louisville’s head coach.

Miami earned a 68-61 victory over Rutgers in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge on Wednesday night at the Watsco Center. Louisville lost 79-54 to Maryland on Tuesday in their ACC-Big 10 Challenge game. The Cardinals began the season with three straight one-point losses to Bellarmine, Appalachian State and Wright State.

Miami has received exceptional balance this season with four starters averaging between 12.4 and 13.8 points per game. Arkansas State transfer Norchad Omier has been exceptional averaging 13.9 ppg, 10.4 rebounds and has four double-doubles. Isaiah Wong leads Miami averaging 13.8 PPG.

Miami has an advantage in virtually every stat over what is arguably the worst team in Louisville history. Louisville is led by guard El Ellis. Ellis is the only Cardinal averaging in double figures at 16.9 PPG. Expect Miami to push the pace. Miami averages 73.8 to Louisville’s 58.0. Louisville allows 73.0 PPG to 64.1 for Miami.

"GAME 9 | DEC. 4, 2022 • 1 P.M. ET • LOUISVILLE, KY.RV/RV Miami Hurricanes (7-1, 0-0 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)Record at UM: 233-142 (12th season), Career Record: 703-476 (39th season)Louisville Cardinals (0-7, 0-0 ACC)Head Coach: Kenny Payne (Louisville, 1989)Record at UL: 0-7 (first season), Career Record: 0-7 (first season)SERIES HISTORYAll-Time: 6-13 (4-8 since rebirth) | Home: 5-6 | Away: 1-6 | Neutral: 0-1 | Coach L: 4-6 (4-6 at UM)Streak: Won 2 | Last Meeting: 70-63 road win (Feb. 16, 2022) | First Meeting: 73-60 home loss (Jan. 5, 1951)BROADCAST INFORMATIONACCN • Play-by-Play: Derek Jones • Color: Perry Clark | 96.5 HD-2 • Joe Zagacki | | Sirius XM 966Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

Miami travels to Louisville with a three-game winning streak. Louisville has the seven-game losing streak with its last four losses by an average of 25.5 PPG. Miami needs to go into the KFC Yum Center and continue the momentum it has built up to begin the season. Miami won its first game ever at Louisville last season.

Miami basketball at Louisville game odds:
Moneyline: Miami -1800 Louisville +800
Spread: Miami: -14.5 Louisville +14.5
Total 138.5

Odds courtesy Fan Duel

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change

Louisville has not covered the point spread in any game this season. The Cardinals were favored in their first three games and have been an underdog in the last five. Miami is 4-4 against the spread this season. Miami covered as a 1.5-point favorite in a 66-64 win at Central Florida in its only other road game this season.

Two Louisville games and three Miami games have exceeded the total this season. Louisville could play better at home in the preseason opener for both teams. Miami should win, but the spread could be tight. The under is a safe bet. Louisville is woeful offensively and Miami has been inconsistent in scoring this season.

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The game at Louisville continues an eight-game stretch that began with the Rutgers game of Miami alternating non-conference and conference games. Miami will return home on Wednesday to host Cornell. The Miami basketball team will be favored after that against the Big Red, North Carolina State and St. Francis-Pennsylvania.