The Pittsburgh Panthers and Miami Hurricanes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Watsco Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 75.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Blake Hinson is averaging 15.8 points and 1.2 assists, while Jamarius Burton is averaging 15.6 points and 5 rebounds. Greg Elliott is the third double-digit scorer and Nelly Cummings is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pittsburgh Panthers are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.
The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 79.7 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Wong is averaging 16.2 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Jordan Miller is averaging 15.1 points and 6 rebounds. Norchad Omier is the third double-digit scorer and Nijel Pack is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Hurricanes are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.
The Panthers are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Hurricanes are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 overall. The over is 6-1 in Hurricanes last 7 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Miami Hurricanes are a dangerous bunch that's capable of beating any team in the country by a decent margin. However, this line is a bit disrespectful toward Pitt, a club that's won and covered numbers all year. Pitt wins on the road by an average of 5.2 points. I'm grabbing the points with Pitt.