The NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Midwest Region comes down to a pair of teams who dominated their Sweet 16 opponents. Miami knocked off the final 1-seed Houston Cougars while Texas blasted 3-Xavier. Which scorching squad gets it done on Sunday and stamps their ticket to the Final Four? Check out odds, analysis, and a free pick for Miami versus Texas.
We will now preview the game plus our betting prediction for this Elite Eight contest. Keep reading for college basketball betting lines, analysis, and a free pick for Miami vs. Texas.
2023 March Madness Elite Eight Game
No. 5 Miami Hurricanes vs. No. 2 Texas Longhorns Betting Preview
Miami of ACC meets Texas of Big 12 in NCAA Tourney Elite Eight
ATS Odds: Texas -4
Moneyline Odds: Miami +151 / Texas -188
Over/Under Odds: 150 -110
When: Sunday, March 26 at 5:05 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, MO
TV / Streaming: CBS/Paramount+
Why Bet on No. 5 Miami versus No. 2 Texas?
Unlike other teams in the Elite Eight, Miami had to beat three good teams to make it to the Midwest Regional Final. The Canes started off as a lukewarm -2 chalk over Drake.
Miami blasted the Bulldogs 63-56. Then against Indiana, Miami dominated 85-69 as a +1.5 underdog. The Miami Hurricanes then took apart Houston 89-75 after Nigel Pack scored 26 points when shooting 70% from three. Miami is playing better than any team left in the tournament.
Miami Hurricanes Offensive Averages
- Points/G: 79.6
- FG %: 48.5
- 3PT%: 37.2
- FT %: 78.0
- Rebounds/G: 32.1
Miami Hurricanes Defensive Averages
- Points/G: 71.7
- FG %: 44.8
- 3PT%: 33.7
- FT %: 74.7
- Rebounds/G: 28.8
Why Bet on No. 2 Texas versus No. 5 Miam?
Going back to their final regular season game, Texas has played like a team possessed. The Texas Longhorns looked Xavier in the eye and then punched the Musketeers in the mouth.
It was an absolute thing of beauty the way Texas dominated one of the top offenses in college basketball. Then when the Horns had the ball, they were as efficient as can be, shooting 52% from the field and 58% from three.
Texas Longhorns Offensive Averages
- Points/G: 78.8
- FG %: 47.1
- 3PT%: 34.5
- FT %: 74.9
- Rebounds/G: 31.5
Texas Longhorns Defensive Averages
- Points/G: 68.7
- FG %: 42.7
- 3PT%: 33.3
- FT %: 72.9
- Rebounds/G: 30.8
Miami Hurricanes vs. Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
- Hurricanes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games
- Miami is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win
- Over is 4-1 ATS in the Hurricanes’ last 6 games following an ATS win
- Longhorns are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall
- Texas is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 at a neutral site
- Under is 7-1 in the Longhorns’ last 8 overall
Miami Hurricanes vs. Texas Longhorns Betting Odds and Prediction
No doubt, Texas is playing lights out, but they face the best team from the ACC on Sunday. Don’t let Miami’s loss to the Duke Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament fool you.
Before falling to the Devils, the Hurricanes had won 9-of-10. The only loss was a 1-point game versus FSU.
Miami beat Drake, Indiana, and Houston. The way the Hurricanes play could really upset what Texas wants to do on defense. Isaiah Wong drives and dishes or finishes at the rim. He’s big enough to defend Texas senior guard Marcus Carr and to bully Carr in the lane.
Not only that, but if it becomes a slugfest, Miami’s D held Drake to 56 points, Indiana to 69 on 41% shooting from the field and 32% from three, and Houston to 75 from 34% from the field and 31% from three.
So the Canes can also play great defense. Miami gets it done straight up.
March Madness Elite Eight Pick: Miami Hurricanes +151 | Bet Miami vs. Texas Today
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