Miami Basketball at Syracuse 2024: Game 18 info, odds, live stream, TV

The Miami basketball team returns to the road at Syracuse after a comeback attempt fell short versus Florida State on Wednesday.
Jan 16, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes forward Norchad Omier (15) puts up a shot
Jan 16, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes forward Norchad Omier (15) puts up a shot / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

With a difficult February looming, the Miami basketball team has to start winning games. Losses to Florida State and Louisville were damaging to Miami's NCAA Tournament resume. The game against Syracuse qualifies as a quad-two game for Miami. Syracuse is 76th in the NCAA NetRatings, one spot below Quad One on the road.

Miami and Syracuse enter their game on Saturday tied with Virginia for sixth place in the ACC with 3-3 conference records. Syracuse won 69-58 at Pittsburgh in their last game on Tuesday. Miami rebounded from the home loss to Louisville last week with a win at Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Florida State was a bad matchup for Miami with a deep bench and a lot of length. Syracuse won't present the same type of problems with length for Miami. The tallest players in the top eight in the Orange's rotation are 6'8. Guards Judan Mintz and J.J. Starling are each 6'4. Mintz leads Syracuse, averaging 18.1 points per game.

Miami needs more consistent shooting from the perimeter. Miami shot poorly in the first half versus Florida State and fell into a deep halftime deficit. Syracuse is 18th nationally, holding opponents to 28.8 percent on three-point attempts. The Orange are ninth nationally, shooting 39.6 on the three-point attempts.

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Miami basketball at Syracuse: Game 18 Information

Date: Sat., Jan. 20, 2024, Time: Noon ET, Location: Syracuse, NY., Arena: JMA Wireless Dome Stats:, Television: ESPN 2, Radio: 560 WQAM., Series: 12-20, at Miami: 7-10, at Syracuse: 4-10.Neutral: 1-0, Neutral 7-6 Last Meeting: 82-78, Miami (1/16/23)

Syracuse (12-5, 3-3 ACC), Head Coach: Adrian Autry (Syracuse '94), Record at Syracuse: 12-5, Career Record: 12-5, Record vs. UM: N/A, Miami (12-5, 3-3 ACC), Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence ‘71), Record at UM: 267-153, Career Record: 737-487, Record vs. FSU: 7-6 Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com

Miami at Syracuse: Fan Duel Odds

Spread: Miami plus 1.5 (-102), Syracuse minus 1.5 (minus -120) Total: 157.5, Moneyline: Miami minus 110, Syracuse -110 Courtesy FanDuel.

The ESPN Basketball Power Index gives Syracuse a 56.2 percent chance to defeat Miami. The best bet for the Miami at Syracuse game is the under. Syracuse is averaging 74.1 points per game and allows 72.8. Miami is averaging 83.2 PPG and allowing 72.9. Expect Syracuse to want to slow down Miami.

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Miami will be on the road again on Wednesday at Notre Dame. The BPI gives Miami a 69.3 percent chance to win. Miami has to play more consistently or their NCAA Tournament chances will begin to wane. The Bracket Matrix currently lists Miami as the last team in the NCAA Tournament.