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

The Miami basketball team will conclude the non-conference portion of their schedule when they host North Florida on Friday night.

Dec 21, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga looks on against
Dec 21, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga looks on against / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami basketball team will host North Florida in its final non-conference game this season on Friday night at the Watsco Center. Miami seeks its third straight win heading into ACC play. Clemson comes to Coral Gables on January 3 as Miami resumes ACC play after beating Notre Dame earlier this month.

Miami has a long road ahead of them in the ACC. The Hurricanes enter the game versus North Florida 61st in the NCAA Net Ratings. Six of Miami's nine wins have come versus Quad four opponents. Miami is 0-2 versus quad one. North Florida is 7-7 overall and has a net rating of 313.

The Ospreys are 0-5 versus teams in quads one through three. Miami plays at a higher pace than North Florida. The Hurricanes average 74.0 possessions per game. North Florida averages 71.3 possessions per game. Miami averages 83.7 points per game to 72.1 for North Florida.

Wooga Poplar is having a career season, averaging 17.5 points per game and 5.4 rebounds. Twice this season, Poplar has set career highs in points. Norchad Omier is narrowly missing a double-double averaging 16.7 PPG and 9.8 Reb. Matthew Cleveland (14.9 PPG) and Nijel Pack (12.6 PPG) are also averaging in double figures.

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Chaz Lanier leads North Florida averaging 16.2 PPG and 4.5 RPG. Ametri Moss is the only other Osprey averaging double figures at 11.3 PPG and is also contributing 3.7 RPG and 3.3 assists. Reserve Jake Van Der Heijden is the only North Florida player taller than 6'7, at 6'9.

North Florida at Miami: Game Info

Date: Fri., Dec. 29, 2023, Time: 6 p.m. ET, Location: Coral Gables, Fla., Arena: Watsco Center, Live Stats: miami.statbroadcast.com, Television: ACC Network, Radio: 790 WAXY, Series: 6-0, Miami at Miami: 5-0, at North Florida: 1-0, Neutral: N/A, Last Meeting: 77-59, Miami (11/29/20)

North Florida (7-7, 0-0 ASUN), Head Coach: Matthew Driscoll (Slippery Rock ‘92), Record at UNF: 224-238, Career Record: 224-238, Record vs. UM: 0-4 Miami (9-2, 1-0 ACC), Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga, (Providence ‘71), Record at UM: 264-151, Career Record: 734-485, Record vs. UNF: 4-0 Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com

North Florida at Miami: Fan Duel Odds

Spread: Miami minus 21.5 Total 158.5 Moneyline: North Florida plus 1600, Miami minus 4500 Courtesy FanDuel

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Prediction

Miami needs to assert its will and come out strong early. The Hurricanes have played well against all of their lower conference opponents this season except for crosstown rival FIU. Expect Miami to get off to a good start. Take Miami, lay the points and the over.