Florida State at Miami Basketball: Game 17 info, odds, live stream, TV

The Miami basketball team hopes to build on the first road win of the season at Virginia Tech on Saturday when its hosts Florida State on Wednesday night.

Feb 25, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard Matthew Cleveland (35) dunks
Feb 25, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard Matthew Cleveland (35) dunks / Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports
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Florida State will return to the Watsco Center for the first time since a miracle comeback culminated in a 40-foot buzzer-beater by Matthew Cleveland that gave the Seminoles an 86-83 win last season. In a modern twist of fate, Cleveland transferred to Miami during the 2023 offseason.

Cleveland is second on Miami averaging 16.4 points per game and 5.6 rebounds. Cleveland has scored in double figures in all but one game this season. Over the last three games, Cleveland is averaging 22 points per game, 6.7 rebounds, shooting 58.3 percent from the floor, 46.15 percent on threes and 83.3 percent from the line.

Miami needs to keep building its NCAA Tournament resume. The Hurricanes enter the game on Wednesday night 59th in the NCAA NetRatings. Florida State is ranked 96th. A win over the Seminoles would be a quad-three victory for the Hurricanes. Miami earned a quad-one win at Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Florida State enters the game on Wednesday with four straight wins. The Seminoles are 4-1 and tied for third place with Duke in the ACC. Miami is a game back in sixth place a half-game behind Wake Forest in the conference standings. Miami needs to protect its home court.

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Florida State at Miami: Game Information

Date: Wed., Jan. 17, 2024, Time: 7 p.m. ET, Location: Coral Gables, Fla., Arena: Watsco Center
Live Stats: miami.statbroadcast.com, Television: ACC Network, Radio: 790 WAXY., Series: 54-37, FSU, at Miami: 27-17, at Florida State: 9-34. Neutral: 1-3, Last Meeting: 85-84, FSU (2/25/23)

Florida State (10-6, 4-1 ACC), Head Coach: Leonard Hamilton (UT Martin ‘71), Record at FSU: 414-271, Career Record: 614-481, Record vs. UM: 28-13, Miami (12-4, 3-2 ACC), Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence ‘71), Record at UM: 267-152, Career Record: 737-486, Record vs. FSU: 9-16 Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com

Florida State at Miami: Fan Duel Odds

Spread: Miami minus 7.5 Total: 157.5, Moneyline: Florida State plus 250 Miami minus 315 Courtesy FanDuel.

Prediction

Anything is possible with the Miami basketball team. Miami needs to get off to a good start and be assertive early. How Cleveland plays will be critical. Cleveland has been the best player for Miami over the last three games. Miami rallied from a nine-point deficit in the first half to defeat Virginia Tech.

Miami should be able to use the crowd and win on their homecourt. The spread is a difficult gamble. Miami usually makes games close either way. Florida State is averaging 76.7 points per game and Miami is at 83.7. The Hurricanes and Seminoles combined average more than the total.

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With how Miami is playing offensively, the over seems like the safe bet. Miami scored 45 points in the second half at Virginia Tech. Depth is a factor to monitor. Miami mostly goes six deep. Florida State will play up to 10 players. Miami will play at Syracuse on Saturday with a noon tipoff.