Miami vs. Pittsburgh - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Panthers (17-4) at Miami Hurricanes (18-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -9 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and the Pittsburgh Panthers face off on Tuesday in ACC college basketball action.
The Miami Hurricanes are 18-4 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Miami is averaging 78.6 points per game and they are shooting 48 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Sheldon McClellan leads the Hurricanes averaging 16.4 points per game. Ja’Quan Newton is averaging 12 points, Angel Rodriguez is averaging 11.1 points, and Davon Reed is averaging 10.5 points. Miami is 11-1 at home and 7-3 in the ACC.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers are 17-5 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. Pitt is averaging 78.9 points per game and they are shooting 47.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Michael Young leads the Panthers averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Jamel Artis is averaging 15.5 points, James Robinson is averaging 9.4 points and 5.3 assists, and Sheldon Jeter 8.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Pittsburgh is 2-2 on the road and 6-4 in the ACC.
Miami is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 3-1-1 against the spread against the ACC, and 19-7-1 against the spread following a win. Pittsburgh is 6-15-1 against the spread in their last 22 road games, 7-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 4-0 against the spread following a loss. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
I can see this one being reasonably high scoring and while the total is backing off the aggressive initial number I still see this game going over the total at 142.5.