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March Madness: Panthers vs. Buffaloes

Pittsburgh is an ugly 2-8 ATS in its past 10 games at the NCAA Tournament as they play in the 9 vs. 8 matchup against eighth-seeded Colorado in South Region action on Thursday.

Its the biggest point spread faced by a 9 seed against an 8 seed in recent memory. The line was -6 at GTbets.eu Wednesday and the total was 128.5 over at Sportsbook.ag.

The past eight times a No. 8 was an underdog to a 9 seed, the 8s covered every time. Colorado played five straight UNDERs to end the season, but they are 2-12 SU past 14 games as underdogs.

Colorado is 1-4 ATS in tourney games since 1997 and Pitt finished the 2014 year on a 4-1-1 ATS run. However, Pitt is 2-8 ATS in its past 10 tournament games.

Colorado will face the 25-9 Panthers, who own a 12-15-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Buffaloes are 16-17 on the OU so far this season while the Panthers are 19-12.

View Pittsburgh Panthers vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Buffaloes at No. 242 and the Panthers at No. 35 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 51-48 loser as they battled Virginia on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 3-point underdog. The Panthers endured a 51-48 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Talib Zanna at Greensboro Coliseum.

Colorado was a 63-43 loser in its last match on the road against Arizona. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Colorado was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Arizona and falling by a 63-43 score at MGM Grand.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the nation's No. 141-rated offensive output, at 70.85 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 19 allowing on average 62.35 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 43.69% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.12% per game.

A few Panthers at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-8-2 ATS in its last 14 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games