Houston vs Miami: Best Prop bets for Sweet 16 clash

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Houston guard Marcus Sasser brings the ball up duirng the first half of the team’s first-round college basketball game against Northern Kentucky in the men’s NCAA Tournament in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, March 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

March Madness kicked off with a bang last weekend. We had upsets, last-second shots, and, well, madness.

College hoops are an exciting watch this time of year and provide outstanding betting potential. I have laid out a couple of strong bets for the Houston vs. Miami matchup from the Midwest Bracket in the Sweet 16.

Houston vs Miami Game Info

Who: Houston vs Miami
Where: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, MO
When: Friday March 24th, 7:15PM EST
How to watch: TBS

Houston vs Miami betting info

  • Spread: Miami +7.5 Houston -7.5 (-115)
  • Moneyline: Arkansas +285 | UConn -345
  • Over/Under: 138 (-115)

Best bets for Houston vs Miami

Miami +7.5 – Points Spread

March Madness is all about the upset, and I think we are in for an upset on Friday night.

The Miami Hurricanes are coming off two impressive wins over Drake and Indiana. The U scored 148 points in those two games while only allowing 125. They overcame the dreaded 5-12 matchup and then put together a great game in their matchup with the Hoosiers.

The Houston Cougars are a beatable team. While you can make an argument that they were the best team in college basketball this year, they also suffered a pair of brutal losses.

Houston lost 3 games all season. One game was to Alabama, which is another 1 seed this year in March Madness. The other two games, however, were to Temple and Memphis, two American Conference teams.

Miami only lost one game this season by more than 7 points. While they didn’t play a team quite as good as Houston, the Hurricanes were never out of a game. I expect them to play Houston tough, and I would take the points in this game. A $10 bet pays out $19.43.

Miami +7.5-106

Isaiah Wong: Over 14.5 Points

Junior guard Isaiah Wong let the Hurricanes in points per game with 16.1 PPG. The New Jersey native has been the best scorer on this team, and if Miami wants to upset Houston, he is going to have to be the best player in this matchup.

Wong averages 16.1 PPG, and his line on Fanduel tonight is 14.5 points. This seems like a no-brainer, especially because he has hit this make in 3 of his last 4 games.

If this game comes down to free throws, Isaiah shot 83.9% from the line in 2022-23. He will make his shots when given the opportunity, which can only help him hit the over.

A $10 bet pays out $18.85 if and when this bet hits in the Miami-Houston game.

Isaiah Wong – Over 14.5 Points-113

Parlay Odds for Houston vs Miami

If you feel confident in both of these bets like I do, you could parlay them together.

Miami +7.5-106
Isaiah Wong – Over 14.5 Points-113
Total Odds+203

If you take this parlay at +203 odds, a $10 bet pays out $30.35.

A nice little profit for an exciting matchup in the Sweet 16 on Friday Night!

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