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Bethune-Cookman vs Miami Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 1 Game on FanDuel (Sept 3)

Devon Platana
Bethune-Cookman vs. Miami prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
Bethune-Cookman vs. Miami prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

Bethune-Cookman vs Miami Week 1 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (0-0, 0-0) vs. No. 16 Miami Hurricanes (0-0, 0-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium — Miami Gardens, FL
Coverage: ACCN

Week 1 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and No. 16 Miami Hurricanes. The Wildcats are hoping that the new schedule starts off better than the last, which saw Bethune-Cookman lose its first eight games in a row before ending the year with a 2-9 record.

Meanwhile, Miami's 2021 campaign wasn't anything to write home about either. The Hurricanes went 5-3 against ACC teams and 7-5 overall but weren't invited to participate in any bowl games. Now, former Oregon bench boss Mario Cristobal looks to turn things around in his first year as the Miami head coach.

Bethune-Cookman vs Miami Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BCU: (TBD) | MIA: (TBD)
Spread: BCU: +49.5 (-114) | MIA: -49.5 (-106)
Total: 62.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Miami enters this contest as the favorite on the spread. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 62.5, which is higher than most of this week's college football projected totals.

Bethune-Cookman vs Miami Prediction & Pick

Miami has had no issue dominating Bethune-Cookman in recent years. In fact, the Hurricanes are 5-0 straight up in their last five matchups against the Wildcats, winning the most recent meeting by a whopping score of 63-0 on Sept. 14, 2019.

Considering that Miami has beaten Bethune-Cookman by an average score of 46.4-7.4 over the last five matchups, there's no reason to overthink things here. The Hurricanes will win again and it'll be done in a big way.

Final Score Prediction: Miami: 49 | Bethune-Cookman: 10

Bethune-Cookman vs Miami Betting Trends

- Bethune-Cookman is 0-5 straight up in its last five road games against Miami.
- Miami is 6-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games played on Saturday.
- The total has hit the over in five of Bethune-Cookman's last six games played in September.
- The total has hit the under in six of Miami's last eight Week 1 matchups.

Bethune-Cookman vs Miami Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Even though Miami has destroyed Bethune-Cookman lately, a 49.5-point spread is pretty substantial. While the final scores have been lopsided, last year's 63-0 blowout was the only time that the Hurricanes by the Wildcats by at least 50 points in their last five meetings.

Miami will blow Bethune-Cookman out again, however, it'll likely be fewer points than the 49.5-point spread implies.

Bet: Bethune-Cookman +49.5 (-114)

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