Miami Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/5/14
Pittsburgh Panthers (18-4) at Miami Hurricanes (11-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Miami to play the Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
The Pittsburgh Panthers dropped to 18-4, 6-3 ACC after losing at home to Virginia 48-45 on Sunday. On the season, Lamar Patterson leads the team in scoring with 17.4 points per game. Patterson also averages a team-high 4.5 assists per game. Talib Zanna is averaging 12.9 points per game and is averaging a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game. The Panthers are averaging 74.4 points per game while shooting 47.8% from the field, which ranks 29th in the country. Pittsburgh is a solid rebounding team and one of the best teams in the country when it comes to distributing the basketball, averaging 16.4 assists per game. The Panthers had won eight out of nine games before losing two games in a row. Pittsburgh will head out on the road where they are 3-1 on the year.
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The Miami Hurricanes improved to 11-10, 2-6 ACC after beating Norfolk State at home 64-49 on Saturday. On the season, Rion Brown averages a team-high 14 points per game while also averaging 6.2 rebounds per game. Garrius Adams averages 9.8 points per game and a team-high 2.9 assists. Donnavan Kirk averages 9.6 points per game and a team-high 6.3 rebounds per game. The Hurricanes average a lousy 61.6 points per game while shooting 42% from the field as a team this season. Miami is a decent rebounding team but they are terrible when it comes to distributing the basketball, averaging only 11 assists per game. The Hurricanes have not played well in conference play and I don’t think a mediocre win over Norfolk State will turn things around for this team.
Pittsburgh is a solid team and they will be eager to get back on track after losing two straight games. Miami is not a good team this year and I think they are catching Pittsburgh at the worst time possible. The Panthers win this game by double-digits.