Miami Football vs. Texas AM: Week 2 Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under

Sep 17, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 17, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team will host Texas A&M on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium with a 3:30 PM ET kickoff. Miami and Texas A&M have split their four games in the all-time series. Texas A&M won 17-9 last season at Kyle Field. Miami won 34-17 the last time the teams played on the Hurricanes’ home field in 2008.

Miami easily covered the 16.5 point spread in a 38-3 win over Miami (Ohio) last Friday night. The Hurricanes and Redhawks slightly hit the 45.5 point under. Texas A&M slimly covered as a 38.0 point favorite in a 52-10 win over New Mexico last Saturday. The total was 49.5 for New Mexico at Texas A&M.

The ESPN Football Power Index gives the Miami football team a 55.9 percent chance to defeat Texas A&M. That is up from 52.7 percent earlier this week. Texas A&M is 17th and Miami is 19th in the FPI following their week one wins. Texas A&M is also 23rd and 25th in the national polls.

Miami was 2-10 last season versus the point spread. The only games the Hurricanes covered in 2022 were the season-opening win versus Bethune-Cookman and at Georgia Tech in November. Texas A&M was 4-3 as a favorite in 2022. Texas A&M travels to Miami with a six-game road losing streak dating to 2021.

Texas A&M vs. Miami Football Odds, Spread and Total

FanDuel lists Texas A&M as a 4.5-point favorite over the Miami football team. The Moneylines are -105 for Texas A&M and -115 for Miami. The total is 51.5. with the over listed at -105 and the under at -115. FanDuel has multiple other betting options, parlays and teasers providing many different ways to bet on Friday’s game.

Miami football versus Texas A&M: Game information

Saturday, September 9, 2023, 3:30 PM ET | ABC
Miami Gardens, Fla., Hard Rock Stadium (65,326)

How to Watch (TV/Streaming) Texas A&M at Miami

Television (ABC)
• Joe Tessitore (play by play)
• Jesse Palmer (color)
• Katie George (sideline)

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

Spanish Radio (americaradio 1260)
• Alfredo Alvarez (play-by-play)
• Jose Martinez (color)

Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com

Texas A&M versus Miami Key Players to Watch

The players to watch for Texas A&M are their wide receiver corps as a whole. Evan Stewart led Texas A&M with eight receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns versus New Mexico. Noah Thomas had six receptions for 74 yards and three TDs. Thomas is a matchup nightmare at 6’6.

The key players to watch for Miami could be safeties Kamren Kinchens and James Williams. Kinchens and Williams will have to provide help to the Miami cornerbacks over the top to limit the big plays for the Texas A&M WRs. The key for Miami offensively will be the line versus an elite Texas A&M defensive line.

Next. ESPN FPI projects Miami favorite over Texas AM. dark

Texas A&M at Miami Prediction and Pick

After Miami and Texas A&M combined for 26 points last season, the under at 50.5 seems like an obvious play. Miami and Texas A&M are significantly improved offensively, but 50.5 is too high. The spread has come down from the 7.5 points in Texas A&M’s favor over the summer. At home, Miami should cover.