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Miami Hurricanes Face the Pittsburgh Panthers: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Pittsburgh looks to cover the Panthers-Hurricanes pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 8-5 mark when they host Miami in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Panthers betting line opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Miami Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Panthers sport a record of 8-5 and 5-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Miami Hurricanes have 11-1 and 6-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-7 for the Pittsburgh Panthers and 4-6 for the Miami Hurricanes.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 110-rated Miami Hurricanes taking on the No. 237-rated Pittsburgh Panthers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the nation's No. 221-rated offensive output, at 69.92 PPG. The visiting Miami Hurricanes defense ranks No. 3 allowing on average 59 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 44.7% so far, less than the Pittsburgh Hurricanes marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.15% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dewan Huell scored 21 points leading the Hurricanes to a 84-81 victory over Middle Tennessee at Stan Sheriff Center on Monday.

Parker Stewart scored 13 points leading the Panthers to a 63-59 victory over Towson at Petersen Events Center on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Miami

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Georgia Tech, Wednesday, January 3rd
Pittsburgh at Louisville, Tuesday, January 2nd