March Madness Elite Eight picks: Texas vs. Miami prediction, odds

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Texas and Miami adjacent retired the Elite Eight connected Sunday successful a matchup betwixt 2 teams playing astatine precocious levels close now.

The Longhorns were a fashionable prime to scope the Final Four aft winning the Big 12 tournament, and they haven’t disappointed, looking awesome successful their archetypal 3 wins.

The Hurricanes needed to past a first-round scare against Drake, but their discourtesy has been unstoppable successful the past 2 games.

It’s hard to prime against a implicit squad similar Texas, but 4.5 points feels a small precocious here.

Miami trailed Drake by 8 points with conscionable implicit 5 minutes to spell successful Round 1.

Since that point, the Hurricanes closed connected a 16-1 tally to decision the Bulldogs, bushed Indiana 85-69 and upset No. 1 effect Houston 89-75.

How awesome has Miami’s discourtesy been the past 2 games?

Houston (5) and Indiana (45) fertile successful the apical 50 successful antiaircraft ratio connected KenPom.

Norchad Omier (left) battles for the shot  with J'Wan Roberts during Miami's Sweet 16 triumph   implicit    Houston.Norchad Omier (left) battles for the shot with J’Wan Roberts during Miami’s Sweet 16 triumph implicit Houston.AP

Miami hung much than 80 points and connected each of those teams portion shooting an mean of 51 percent from the field.

The different awesome happening astir Miami’s past 2 wins has been rebounding. Houston is 1 of the apical rebounding teams successful the country, and Miami ended that crippled adjacent connected the boards.

Thanks to rebounding instrumentality Norchad Omier, who has 44 boards successful 3 games, Miami has scored 48 second-chance points successful the tournament.

Betting connected College Basketball?

I person Miami 65/1 to triumph it all, and though I tin spot Texas advancing, this crippled volition beryllium a war.

The Hurricanes getting implicit a possession is conscionable excessively galore points to walk up.

The play: Miami +4.5 (BetMGM)