Pittsburgh vs. Miami - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (11-1) at Pittsburgh Panthers (8-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
ACC college basketball features the Pittsburgh Panthers facing the Miami Hurricanes.
The #7 Miami Hurricanes bounced back from their first loss with an 84-81 win versus the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders as a six point favorite. The defense first Hurricanes leaned on their offense which held a 60%-51.9% advantage which added up to a few more baskets for the decisive edge.
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Dewan Huell was Miami’s top gun with 21 points with three assists on 7-8 from the floor including a 7-8 mark at the stripe while Bruce Brown added 20 points, six rebounds and three helpers on 8-16 shooting. The Canes received 13 points and five pulls from Dejan Vasilijevic on 4-7 from the field followed by Ja’Quan Newton and Anthony Lawrence Jr. with nine points apiece.
The Pitt Panthers began the season slow but have since come on with wins in seven of eight. Pitt comes off of a 63-59 victory over the Towson Tigers where a 39.3%-35.5% edge in marksmanship with a 7-1 edge on long balls overcame 19 turnovers.
Parker Stewart led a balanced Pittsburgh offense with 13 points and four yanks on 4-12 from the floor while Terrell Brown added 12 points and seven boards on 5-7 accuracy. The panthers saw ten points and nine rebounds from Jared Wilson-Frame on 3-16 from the field.
Under is 7-1 in Miami last 8 road games and under is 13-3-1 in Miami last 17 Saturday games and Miami are 38-18-1 ATS in their last 57 Saturday games. Under is 7-1 in Pitt last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast and under is 13-3 in Pitt last 16 Saturday games and under is 38-18 in Pitt last 56 overall.
If the Hurricanes want to maintain their ranking a poor performance won’t make the cut…