ESPN in April: Miami Hurricanes favored in every 2018 game

Shaq Quarterman celebrates UM’s win at FSU in 2017. (Getty Images)

[Full report from Miami’s first spring scrimmage]

ESPN put out its Football Power Index projections for every team, and it likes what Miami has on the schedule.

The Hurricanes have a better than 50 percent chance to win every game, according to ESPN’s calculations.

That includes a neutral-site opener against LSU, home game against Florida State, and a pair of tough roadies in November, at Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.

But the Hurricanes have a 15.7 percent chance of winning the ACC, and a projected record of 9.5 wins and 3.0 losses, according to the website.

UM, which finished 10-3 last season and lost in the Orange Bowl, is ranked 14th in ESPN’s spring rankings (which, we assume, will change by the start of the season).

Incidentally, LSU, 9-4 last year, were on Friday moved from a 1-point underdog against UM to a 2.5 point favorite by offshore betting site 5Dimes.

VegasInsider considers UM a 28-to-1 shot to win the national championship, tied for 11th-best among all teams.

ESPN’s game-by-game projections:

LSU, Sept. 2 (Arlington, Texas): 65.7 percent chance to win

Savannah State, Sept. 8: 99.9

at Toledo, Sept. 15: 88.1

Florida International, Sept. 22: 98.3

North Carolina, Sept. 27: 85.3

Florida State, Oct. 6: 68.3

at Virginia, Oct. 13: 85.8

at Boston College, Oct. 26: 62.5

vs. Duke, Nov. 3: 79.0

at Georgia Tech, Nov. 10: 57.1

at Virginia Tech, Nov. 17: 54.1

Pittsburgh, Nov. 24: 89.5