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    An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 12th-seeded Drake Bulldogs (27-7) take the court as 2.5-point underdogs against the No. 5 seed Miami Hurricanes (25-7) on Friday at MVP Arena. The contest starts at 7:25 PM on TBS. Here’s what you need to know when filling out your brackets for this 5-12 matchup.

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    How do I watch Hurricanes vs. Bulldogs?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:25 PM ET
    • TV Channel: TBS
    • Location: Albany, New York
    • Arena: MVP Arena

    Betting Lines for Hurricanes vs. Bulldogs

    Miami vs Drake Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Miami -2.5 147.5

    Miami Betting Stats & Information

    • Miami has won 87% of its games this season when the moneyline favorite (20-3).
    • The Hurricanes have an 18-2 record (winning 90% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -141 or shorter.
    • The Hurricanes are 18-14-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Bulldogs are 2-2 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • The average total for Miami’s games this season is four more points than the total of 147.5 in this game.

    Drake Betting Stats & Info

    • Drake has been underdogs in five games this season and won two (40%) of those contests.
    • The Bulldogs have a record of 2-2 in games where oddsmakers have them as underdogs of at least +119 on the moneyline.
    • The Bulldogs are 16-16-1 ATS this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season, the Bulldogs are 2-2 against the spread.
    • Drake’s games this season have averaged an over/under of 139.2 points, 8.3 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

    Miami vs. Drake Season Stat Comparison

    Miami Rank Miami AVG Drake AVG Drake Rank
    24th 79.4 Points Scored 75.3 91st
    240th 72.1 Points Allowed 63.9 32nd
    174th 31.9 Rebounds 33.5 75th
    135th 9 Off. Rebounds 7.2 287th
    154th 7.6 3pt Made 8 104th
    55th 14.9 Assists 13.6 136th
    81st 10.9 Turnovers 9.8 21st

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Miami Hurricanes Leaders

    • Isaiah Wong leads the Hurricanes in points and assists per game, scoring 16.2 points and distributing 3.4 assists.
    • Norchad Omier leads Miami in rebounding, grabbing 9.7 rebounds per game while also scoring 13.6 points a contest.
    • Nijel Pack leads the Hurricanes in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.4 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Drake Bulldogs Leaders

    • Tucker DeVries averages 19 points per game and is the top scorer for the Bulldogs.
    • Darnell Brodie puts up a stat line of 7.3 rebounds, 8.8 points and 1.1 assists per game for Drake to take the top rebound spot on the team. Roman Penn has the top spot for assists with 5.4 per game, adding 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per matchup.
    • DeVries is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Bulldogs, hitting 2.6 threes per game.
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