The Miami Hurricanes face the Fordham Rams on Sunday to tip off the Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Hurricanes (7-3) have won three straight games after knocking off Penn State, beating Clemson in its ACC opener, then cruising past Lipscomb 76-59 on Wednesday. The Rams (7-4) are defying preseason expectations after they went 2-12 last season, with a veteran trio leading the way. Fordham is trying to get its fifth win in the past six games after following up a loss to St. John’s with an easy 73-57 win against Long Island University on Thursday.
Tip-off is set for 11:30 a.m. ET at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Hurricanes are an eight-point favorite in the latest Miami vs. Fordham college basketball odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 138.5. Before you lock in any Fordham vs. Miami picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Miami vs. Fordham spread: Hurricanes -8Miami vs. Fordham over-under: 138.5 pointsMiami: It is 7-10 ATS in neutral-site games since 2018.
Fordham: It is 7-2-1 ATS at a neutral site since 2018.
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Why Miami can cover
Miami is 4-2 against the spread at a neutral site since the start of last season. It is led by Kameron McGusty and Isaiah Wong, with Charlie Moore and Jordan Miller joining them in a versatile backcourt. McGusty scored 27 points and Wong added 20 in the victory against Lipscomb, and McGusty blocked three shots. The sixth-year senior contributes across the board, averaging a team-high 17.7 points and adding 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals. He also has hit 35 percent (14-of-40) on his three-point tries this season, while Moore is at 33.3 percent.
Wong scores 15.4 points, while Moore adds 10.3 and chips in a team-high three assists. Miller led the defensive effort Wednesday, getting seven rebounds, five steals and three blocks as he leads the team with 1.6 steals while averaging 5.3 rebounds and 6.8 points. The Hurricanes shot 51.6 percent and held the Bisons to 37.1. The Rams shoot 42.1 percent from the field (271st in nation), while UM makes 46.3 percent of its shots (98th). Sam Waardenburg brings size to the frontcourt, and the 6-foot-10 senior averages 7.7 points and 3.8 rebounds.
Why Fordham can cover
First-year coach Kyle Neptune has been counting on his upperclassmen, with junior guard Antonio Daye teaming with seniors Darius Quisenberry and Chuba Ohams. They have been getting results and come in playing with confidence. Daye is averaging a team-high 18 points, while Quisenberry (16.7) and Ohams (14.5) also are playing massive roles. Ohams leads the Atlantic 10 with 11.8 rebounds per game at his forward spot, while guards Quisenberry and Daye combine for 2.7 steals and more than eight rebounds per contest.
The Rams shoot a lot of three-pointers and stretch the defense, but Daye has been struggling. He has hit 11-of-41 tries (26.8 percent) this season, but he made two of three Thursday night and Miami ranks 331st in the nation defending the three (38.3 percent). The Hurricanes rank 305th in shooting defense overall (45.7), so the Rams could find a solution to their shooting woes. Fordham also ranks third in the A10 at 38.3 rebounds per game, with a plus-2.3 margin, while UM is last in the ACC at 30.4 and is being outrebounded by almost five per game.
How to make Miami vs. Fordham picks
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