Miami basketball at Kentucky: ACC-SEC Challenge Game info, odds, live stream, TV

Nov 6, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team plays at Kentucky in the inaugural ACC-SEC Challenge on Tuesday night. Miami enters the game 5-0 and Kentucky is 5-1. Kentucky suffered its only loss this season to Kansas in the Champions Classic at the United Center in Chicago. Tuesday is the fifth time Kentucky and Miami are playing.

The first road game of the season for the Miami basketball team is a huge test. Twelfth-ranked Kentucky is the first Top 25 team Miami will play this season. Kentucky and Miami are two of the top four three-point shooting teams in the country. Miami is first nationally making 45.8 percent of its three-point attempts.

Kentucky is fourth nationally making 42.5 percent of its three-point attempts. Miami is 37th nationally holding opponents to 26.8 percent on three-point attempts. Kentucky is 205th nationally with opponents making 32.9 percent of their three-point attempts. Three-point shooting should be critical on Tuesday.

Expect an uptempo game on Tuesday night in Lexington. Kentucky is 25th nationally averaging 77.2 possessions per game. Miami is 44th averaging 76.2 possessions. Miami has an experienced team that should not be intimidated playing in front of what will be a raucous crowd at Rupp Arena.

Miami Basketball at Kentucky: ACC-SEC Challenge

Date: Tues., Nov. 28, 2023, Time: 7:30 p.m. ET, Location: Lexington, Ky., Arena: Rupp Arena, Live, Stats:, Television: ESPN, Radio: FM WPOW 96 HD2, Series: 1-3, Kentucky, at Miami: 0-1, at Kentucky: 1-2, Last Meeting: W, 73-67 (12/6/08)

#8 Miami (5-0, 0-0 ACC), Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence ‘71), Record at UM: 260-149 Career Record: 730-483, Record vs. UK: 1-0

#12 Kentucky (5-1, 0-0 SEC) Head Coach: John Calipari (Clarion ‘82), Record at UK: 392-114, Career Record: 795-252, Record vs. UM: 0-1

Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com

Miami at Kentucky Fan Duel Odds

Spread: Miami plus 5.5 Total 164.5 Moneyline: Miami +188 Kentucky minus 230 Total 164.5 Over -115 Under -105

Miami enters the game at Kentucky 4-1 against the spread this season. Kentucky is 3-3 versus the point spread this year. Miami is 2-0 against the spread away from the Watsco Center in 2023-24. Kentucky is 2-3 versus the point spread at Rupp Arena. Kentucky and Miami have each had four games go over this season.


The 5.5-point spread is high for two of the best teams in the country. Expect a tight game. Miami should be able to cover. Kentucky is fourth nationally averaging 94.3 points per game. Miami is 13th nationally averaging 89.0 PPG. The 164.5 point total is high, but feel comfortable betting that with confidence.

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Miami has a difficult week this early in the season. After playing at Kentucky on Tuesday, the Miami basketball team will return home and host Notre Dame in its 2023-24 ACC season opener on Saturday. Notre Dame has opened the 2023-24 season 3-2. The Fighting Irish were picked 15th and last in the ACC preseason poll.