Miami Basketball versus Stonehill: Game info, odds, live stream, TV

The Miami basketball team hopes to build on its win over La Salle when the Hurricanes host Stonehill on Thursday.

Dec 16, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Matthew Cleveland (0) is introduced
Dec 16, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Matthew Cleveland (0) is introduced / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami basketball team will host Stonehill for the first meeting between the two programs. Stonehill is in its second year in Division I. Stonehill finished 14-17 in their first season of Division I in 2022-23. The Skyhawks are struggling this season with a 2-11 record heading into their game with the Hurricanes on Thursday.

Miami beat La Salle 84-77 in its most recent game on Saturday. Stonehill is the penultimate non-conference game for Miami in the 2023-24 season. Miami hosts North Florida on December 29 in the final non-conference game of 2023-24. Stonehill is one of the worst teams in Division I. The Skyhawks are 353rd in the NCAA Netratings.

Jackson Benigni, Tony Felder and Maxwell Zegarowski are the scorers for Stonehill, each averaging over 12 points per game. Wooga Poplar scored a career high 25 points in the win over La Salle. Poplar set a career-high for the second time this season. The game versus Stonehill is the second-largest total Miami has been favored this season.

Miami was previously favored by 30 over LIU in a game they won 97-49. Stonehill is 354th nationally averaging 64.3 PPG and 350th allowing 80.8 PPG. The Skyhawks have regressed significantly after a decent first season in Division I. LIU and Stonehill are both members of the Northeast Conference.

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Stonehill at Miami: Game Info

Date: Thurs., Dec. 21, 2023, Time: 8 p.m. ET, Location: Coral Gables, Fla., Arena: Watsco Center, Live Stats: miami.statbroadcast.com, Television: ACC Network, Radio: 790 WAXY

Stonehill (2-11, 0-0 NEC), Head Coach: Chris Kraus (Stonehill ‘06), Record at SC: 146-127, Career Record: 146-127. Miami (8-2, 1-0 ACC), Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence ‘71), Record at UM: 263-151, Career Record: 733-485. Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com.

La Salle at Miami: Draft Kings Odds

Spread: Miami minus 27.5 Total 152.0

Miami is 5-5 against the point spread this season and 5-4 as a favorite. Stonehill is 4-8 versus the spread and 2-7 on the road. Miami is 2-1 versus this season when favored by 20 or more points. The only game Miami did not cover as at least a 20-point favorite was versus FIU. Rivalry games take on a different tone.

Five Stonehill games have gone over this season, six under and one was a push. Six Miami games have gone over and four under. Miami should be able to dictate the pace versus Stonehill. Safely take Miami, lay the points and take the over. Miami has dominated the bad teams they have played this season except for FIU.

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As stated earlier, Miami will host North Florida on December 29 in the Hurricanes' last non-conference game of the 2023-24 season. Miami needs to finish December strong. Eighteenth-ranked Clemson plays at Miami on January 3 to resume ACC play. Miami needs to use the last two non-conference games to become more efficient.