Late Miami Football vs. Bethune-Cookman: Week 3 Odds and Prediction

Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Playing against Football Championship Subdivision team Bethune-Cookman, the odds for the Miami football game on Thursday night were released late. Miami hosts Bethune-Cookman following its 48-33 win over previously 23rd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium.

The Miami football team defeated Bethune-Cookman 70-13 as a 49.5-point favorite in the inaugural game for Mario Cristobal as head coach in 2022. Georgia Tech was the only other game Miami covered the point spread in 2022. Miami has covered the point spread in both games this season.

Miami won 38-3 in the season opener as a 16.5-point favorite versus Miami (Ohio). The line was bet down to Texas A&M as a 2.5-point favorite over Miami. Texas A&M opened as a 7.5-point favorite over Miami initially. Miami appears to be better in every facet in 2023 including gambling.

Bethune-Cookman lost 56-14 to Memphis as a 49.0-point underdog in its season opener. Bethune-Cookman won 31-6 over Savannah State last week. There was no point spread for Bethune-Cookman and Savannah State as an FCS game. Miami leads the all-time series with Bethune-Cookman 6-0.

Bethune-Cookman vs. Miami Football Odds, Spread and Total

FanDuel lists the Miami football team as a 52.5-point favorite over Bethune-Cookman. Bethune-Cookman is -115 and Miami-105. The total is 59.5 with the over and under both listed at -110.

Miami football versus Bethune-Cookman: Game information

Thursday, September 14, 2023, 7:30 PM ET | ACC Network
Miami Gardens, Fla., Hard Rock Stadium (65,326)

How to Watch (TV/Streaming) Bethune-Cookman at Miami

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Bethune-Cookman versus Miami Key Players to Watch

Miami is expected to utilize close to its full roster in a game it is projected to win easily. Several Miami players will receive their most snaps this season. Backup quarterbacks Jacurri Brown and Emory Williams, running back Chris Johnson, offensive tackle Samson Okunlola and cornerback Damari Brown are the players to watch this week.

Cornerback Shelton Quarles Jr. is the son of the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer. Quarles has nine tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss and one pass breakup for Bethune-Cookman. Dearis Thomas leads Bethune-Cookman with 17 tackles and is tied for the team lead with two TFLs and one sack.

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Bethune-Cookman at Miami Prediction and Pick

Miami won by 57 points versus Bethune-Cookman in 2022. The 52.5-point spread is still a lot to expect to cover. With the total at 59.5, FanDuel expects Miami to win about 56-3. After Miami put up 48 points on Texas A&M, playing the over seems like the safe bet. The point spread is a tough play for Thursday night.