UCF vs Miami Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/10/23

Miami Hurricanes (1-0) vs Central Florida Knights (1-0)

Game Info: Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Watsco Center)

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The UCF Knights will play the Miami Hurricanes in a non-conference game on Friday night at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. UCF opened their season with a win over FIU, while Miami blew the doors off of NJIT in their first game. 

UCF Preview

The UCF Knights are 1-0 this season after they defeated FIU by a score of 85-62 in their last game. UCF scored 43 points in the first half and 42 points in the second half, but their first half defense was the difference, as they only allowed 21 points. The Knights shot 50% from the field, 29.2% on three pointers, and 69.6% on free throws in the win. UCF recorded 37 rebounds, 16 assists, and had 18 turnovers in the game. Jaylin Sellers led the Knights with 23 points and six rebounds, while Darius Johnson added 15 points and four rebounds. UCF allowed 62 points on 36.2% field goal shooting and they forced 24 turnovers in the win. 

Miami Preview

The Miami Hurricanes are 1-0 this year after they defeated NJIT by a score of 101-60 in their first game. Miami scored 52 points in the first half and 49 points in the second half for the easy win. The Hurricanes shot 54.2% from the field, 42.9% on three pointers, and 64.7% on free throws in the game. Miami out rebounded NJIT by a total of 48-36, had 23 assists, and turned the ball over nine times. Wooga Poplar led the Hurricanes with 21 points and three rebounds, while Matthew Cleveland added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Miami allowed 60 points on 33.8% shooting from the field and they forced 16 turnovers in the game. 


Miami looked very good in their first game of the season, as they shot over 54% from the field and put up over 100 points in the win. UCF also looked solid against FIU and they shot 50% from the field as well. Miami was able to gather almost 50 rebounds in that win over NJIT and if they can control the glass similar to that, they are going to have a very solid season. Both teams played very solid defense, but also didn’t play the greatest competition. I think Miami has the more consistent offense in this matchup and they have the benefit of being at home, so I am going to take the Hurricanes to pull away in the second half for the double-digit win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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