Pittsburgh Panthers visit Michigan Wolverines in college basketball clash
Pittsburgh Panthers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds
Pittsburgh pays a visit to Michigan on Wednesday, hoping to send the Wolverines to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Madison Square Garden.
The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Wolverines are 3-0 so far on the season, and 2-0 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 4-0 and 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Michigan go 1-1 and the Panthers go 0-1 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Michigan sat as 2.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 80-rated Pittsburgh taking on the No. 127-rated Wolverines in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 104-95 win for the Wolverines on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan's No. 8 nationally ranked offense (89.3 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 23 at 53.5 PPG. The Wolverines have been averaging 56.1% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (52.6% on average).
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 34 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 72-62 winner as they battled Oakland at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 21-point favorite. The Panthers got 16 points from J.J. Moore as Pittsburgh ran past Oakland 72-62 on Saturday at Petersen Events Center.
Last time out for Michigan, they were a 77-47 winner as they battled Cleveland State at home. They covered in the match as a 16-point favorite. The Wolverines blew out Cleveland State on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 77-47 win at Crisler Arena.
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Howard are 0-1
After playing Oakland are 2-1
After a win are 6-4
Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing North Carolina State are 2-0
After playing Cleveland State are 2-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Panthers at Wolverines trends to consider:
Michigan is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Pittsburgh home to Howard, Tuesday, November 27
Michigan home to North Carolina State, Tuesday, November 27