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    2023 NCAA Tournament Miami vs. Houston game line, odds: Advanced college basketball model releases pick for Sweet 16 matchup

    SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Friday's Sweet 16 matchup between the No. 5 seed Miami Hurricanes and the No. 1 seed Houston Cougars
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    The No. 1 seed Houston Cougars face the No. 5 seed Miami Hurricanes in a Sweet 16 matchup of the Midwest Region at 7:15 p.m. ET Friday on CBS. Houston is favored by 7.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 139 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). 

    Before making any Miami vs. Houston picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

    The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters the Sweet 16 round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament 83-54 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning more than $1,500 for $100 players. It also went 4-1 on top-rated picks during the first week of March Madness. Anybody who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

    The model knows Miami is excellent on offense. The Hurricanes are in the top 10 of the country in scoring efficiency, putting up 114.1 points per 100 possessions. Miami is also a tremendous shooting team, making 36.8% of 3-point attempts, 54.1% of 2-point attempts, and 77.4% of free throw attempts. 

    The model also knows Houston's defense is suffocating. The Cougars are in the top four of the country in defensive efficiency and points allowed per game, with the No. 1 mark in the nation in field goal percentage allowed (36.1%). Houston is also No. 1 with a 16.8% block rate, and the Cougars create a turnover on 21.5% of defensive possessions.

    Now, it has set its sights on Miami vs. Houston. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

    Who wins Miami vs. Houston? And which side of the spread hits in over 60% of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Miami vs. Houston spread you should be all over Friday, all from the model on a roll on college basketball picks!

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