Pittsburgh vs. Miami - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (18-11) at Pittsburgh Panthers (19-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Panthers meet Wednesday at the Petersen Events Center.
The Miami Hurricanes need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Miami is averaging 68.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 63.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 14.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while Tonye Jekiri is averaging 8.7 points and 10.4 rebounds. Manu Lecomte is dishing 1.8 assists and Davon Reed is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes have six players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 72.9 percent from the line and 35.3 percent from deep. Defensively, UM is allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in four of its last six games. Angel Rodriguez is questionable with a wrist injury.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers have split their last six and play their last home game. On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 67.6 points on 45 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Jamel Artis is averaging 13.7 points and 2.3 assists while Michael Young is averaging 13.4 points and 7.4 rebounds. James Robinson is dishing 5.1 assists and Chris Jones is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers have four players averaging at least nine points, and they’re shooting 68.9 percent from the line and 35 percent from deep. Defensively, Pitt is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in six of its last 10 games.
The Hurricanes are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Panthers are 9-19 ATS in their last 28 home games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Miami has been way too inconsistent to back at this point and hasn't covered the spread with any success. Give me Pitt at home to cover the small chalk.