A look at the latest betting odds for Miami in 2021 – 247Sports

Different sports books can provide different betting odds. 

It is time to highlight the William Hill Sportsbook and what the odds they give the Miami Hurricanes in 2021. 

Let’s take a look at what they have to offer sports bettors. 

If you want to bet the Hurricanes to win the National Championship, you can do so at +7500 odds (bet $100 to win $7,500). There are 15 teams that have better odds to win the National Championship. 

Alabama has the best national championship odds at +260.

UM has the third best ACC Championship odds at +1000. Clemson has the best odds at -800 while Coastal Division foe North Carolina has the second best odds at +900.

The Hurricanes have never won the ACC and have made it to the ACC Championship Game just once since joining the conference in 2004. 

UM is coming off a 2020 season in which the Hurricanes finished with an 8-3 record, including a 7-2 record in ACC play. Miami has won at least six ACC games in a season just three times: 2020, 2017, and 2005.

William Hill has set Miami’s regular season over/under win total at 9.5 games. If you bet the over, you get +120 odds. Bet the under and you’ll get -140 odds.

William Hill has also set betting odds for UM’s season opener against Alabama on September 4th with the Hurricanes viewed as a 19 point underdog to the Crimson Tide. 

Miami will feature one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks in the country in 2021 with D’Eriq King returning for his sixth season at the college level. King has the sixth best Heisman Trophy odds at +1800. Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler has the best Hesiman Trophy odds at this stage at +550. 

LINK: Check out the full list of odds here.

Can Miami take the next step in 2021? There are plenty of reasons for optimism.

The biggest reason for optimism for Miami concerns the returning experience. Miami will return 19 of their 22 starters from a 2020 team that went 8-3. According to ESPN’s Bill Connelly, UM returns 91 percent of their production from the 2020 season, which ranks as the third most in the country.

On the offensive side of the ball, Miami returns 95-percent of their production from 2020, which is the most of any team in the country. Tight end Brevin Jordan, who caught 38 passes for 576 yards and seven touchdowns in 2020 is the only major contributor that is not returning in 2021. Miami’s defense returns 86-percent of their production from the 2020 season, which is the 12th most in the country.

The Hurricanes finished the season ranked No. 22 overall in the final 2020 AP Top 25 poll.

Coach Manny Diaz has taken over the defensive play calling in 2021 after the 2020 Hurricanes allowed 27 points per game. UM also has a new defensive line coach in Jess Simpson, a new strikers coach in Ishmael Aristide, a new cornerbacks coach DeMarcus Van Dyke, and defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson. Jonathan Patke returns from the 2020 staff, but has gone from strikers coach to inside linebackers coach.

Miami once again has added plenty of talent through the NCAA Transfer Portal with the Hurricanes adding former Oklahoma wide receiver transfer Charleston Rambo, Tennessee defensive end Deandre Johnson, and cornerback Tyrique Stevenson. All three players project as starters.

The ESPN Football Power Index gives Miami a 28 percent chance to win the Coastal Division (North Carolina is viewed as having a 37 percent chance to win the division). UM is given a seven percent chance to win the ACC (Clemson is given he highest percentage to win the conference at 72 percent).

FPI views Miami’s 2021 schedule as the 24th toughest in the country.