Miami at Pittsburgh: 3/9/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Pittsburgh Panthers (10-11) vs Miami Hurricanes (8-16)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Panthers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Hurricanes and Pitt Panthers face off on Tuesday in the opening round of the ACC Tournament.
The Miami Hurricanes have dealt with a whole lot of injuries this season and that has led to them sitting with an 8-16 record overall. Coming into this game Miami has lost six of their last seven games, with the only win coming by four points in their last game against Boston College. Miami on the season is averaging 65.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.2 points per game. Miami is shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 29.3 percent from behind the three point line. Isaiah Wong has been the best player for Miami averaging 17.1 points while shooting 43 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the three point line. Miami has five players who will miss this game including guard Chris Lykes who was the team’s second leading scorer.
On the other side of this matchup is the Pitt Panthers who sit with a 10-11 record overall but they have lost six of their last seven games. In the last game against Clemson, the offense could only manage 62 points and that led to a 15 point defeat. Pittsburgh on the season is averaging 71.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.7 points per game. Pitt is shooting 43 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line. Justin Champagnie on the season is averaging 18.4 points while shooting 49.4 percent from the field.
The over is 13-5 in Miami’s last 18 games played on Tuesday. Pitt is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games played on Tuesday. The under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings played between the two teams. Miami is 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 meetings against Pitt.
Miami’s offense has really struggled and points are going to be hard to come by in this game. Look for a lower scoring game that stays well under the total.