Miami Football vs. Miami (Ohio): Week 1 Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under

Oct 29, 2016; South Bend, IN, USA; Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2016; South Bend, IN, USA; Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team will host Miami (Ohio) in the 2023 season opener at Hard Rock Stadium. Miami has won all three meetings versus Miami (Ohio). Miami finished 2-10 versus the point spread in 2022. Miami only covered in the season-opening win versus Bethune-Cookman and at Georgia Tech in November.

In 2022 Miami (Ohio) was 6-6 versus the point spread. The Redhawks were 0-1 in their sole game against a Power Five team last season. Kentucky defeated Miami (Ohio) 37-13 as a 15-point favorite. Miami (Ohio) was 2-2 versus the point spread in non-conference games during the 2022 season.

The Redhawks won by 17 as a 30.5-point favorite versus Robert Morris, lost by 21 as a 24-point underdog versus regional rival Cincinnati and won by three at Northwestern as a 7.5-point underdog. Miami (Ohio) was picked second in the Mid-American Conference Eastern Division entering the 2023 season.

The ESPN Football Power Index has Miami as a favorite with an 89.5 percent chance to defeat Miami (Ohio). Miami (Ohio) is used to playing Power Five programs in the season opener. The Redhawks are opening the season versus a Power Five opponent for the 14th time in the last 22 years.

Miami (Ohio) vs. Miami Football Odds, Spread and Total

FanDuel lists the Miami football team as a 17-point favorite over Miami (Ohio). The Moneylines are +580 for Miami (Ohio) and -880 for Miami. The total is 45.5.  with the over is listed at -114 and the under at -106. FanDuel has multiple other betting options, parlays and teasers providing many different ways to bet on Friday’s game.

Miami football versus Miami (Ohio): Game information

Friday, September 1, 2023| 7 PM ET | ACC Network
Miami Gardens, Fla.| Hard Rock Stadium (65,326)

How to Watch (TV/Streaming) Miami (Ohio) at Miami

Television (ACC Network)
• Jay Alter (play-by-play)
• Rene Ingoglia (color)

Flagship Radio (560 WQAM)
• Joe Zagacki (play-by-play)
• Don Bailey, Jr. (color)
• Josh Darrow (sideline)

Miami football information courtesy of MiamiHurricanes.Com

The Miami-Miami (Ohio) game can be streamed live on FuboTV

Miami (Ohio) versus Miami Key Players to Watch

Miami (Ohio) is led by quarterback Brett Gabbart. Gabbert has completed 58.8 percent of his career pass attempts for 6,259 yards, 45 touchdowns,14 interceptions with 336 rushing yards and five scores. Linebacker Matt Salopek has 248 career tackles with over 100 in each of the past two years.

For Miami the players to watch are quarterback Tyler Van Dyke in the new offense under coordinator Shannon Dawson, a likely running back by committee, a rebuilt offensive line and Washington State transfer Francisco Mauigoa who will be the starting middle linebacker.

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Miami (Ohio) at Miami Prediction and Pick

Miami should win the game, but its a lot to expect the Hurricanes to cover the point spread after finishing 2-10 versus the number in 2022. The over also seems high. The safe bet on Friday night is Miami (Ohio) and the under. Miami should win the game outright.