Bet Miami Ohio to Cover 16.5-Point Spread Vs Miami Florida

  • In a battle for Miami, the Miami Hurricanes are favored with -850 moneyline odds against the Miami RedHawks of Ohio.
  • The projected point total is 45.5 points, with -110 odds for the over and under.
  • Miami (FL) is projected to score 30.5 total points in the game.

MIAMI – The Miami (FL) Hurricanes are 16.5-point favorites against the Miami (OH) RedHawks in their season opener on Friday night. Miami will certainly win this game, but the +550 and -850 moneyline odds for each Miami school are vastly different.

Betting odds at USA online sportsbooks came down from an 18.0-point spread to 16.5 points, meaning the public is on Miami Ohio to cover.

Miami (FL) Vs Miami (OH) Betting Lines

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Miami Florida -16.5 (-110) -850 O45.5 (-110)
Miami Ohio +16.5 (-110) +550 U45.5 (-110)

Miami (FL) is debuting new offensive and defensive coordinators in the first game of Mario Cristobal’s second season with the Hurricanes. Meanwhile, the Miami Ohio core coaching staff of coordinators and head coaching has been together for 10 years.

Miami Ohio’s Quarterback and Defense Give Edge to +16.5

Coaching aside, the return of fifth-year starter Brett Gabbert is huge for the RedHawks covering an online Florida sportsbook spread set at 16.5 points. Gabbert was limited to four games in 2022 but threw four touchdowns with zero interceptions in those games.

In Gabbert’s last full season back in 2021, he finished the season with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 26 to 6 with multiple 400+ yard and 4+ touchdown outings. Gabbert has confidence his squad can defeat the Miami Hurricanes and claim themselves as the “Real Miami.”

The Miami Hurricanes are expected to score over 30 on the RedHawks defense that ranked 35th in the country last year in points allowed.

Miami (FL) Hurricanes Total Points Projection

  • Over 30.5 Points -120
  • Under 30.5 Points -110

Miami (FL) scored under 30.5 points in nine of their 12 games last season. Meanwhile, Miami (OH) held opponents under 30.5 points in 10 of 13 games in 2022.

Miami Ohio’s defense and return of their veteran quarterback give value to their CFB online sportsbook spread of 16.5 points.