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Undefeated Hurricanes Aim to Extend Dominance over Fading Panthers


The Miami Hurricanes will be gunning for a seventh straight outright win in Pittsburgh when they visit the Panthers on Friday for a Week 13 ACC matchup at Heinz Field. The red-hot Hurricanes ride a 15-game SU win streak, currently the longest in the nation, while Pittsburgh is winless in two after dropping a 20-14 decision at Virginia Tech as a 14-point underdog last weekend.

Shark Bites
  • Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last six games against Pittsburgh.
  • The total has gone OVER in three of Miami’s last four games against Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last seven games against its conference.

The Hurricanes demonstrated huge character by overcoming a 14-point deficit in an entertaining 44-28 win over Virginia as 19.5-point home chalk last weekend. The point total went OVER a conservative 49.0 against the Cavaliers, ending a seven-game run for the UNDER. A stingy defense has kept point totals low. Miami has surrendered just 16.75 points per game over its past eight, while tallying 42.5 ppg in its past two.

The Panthers are a middling 3-3 SU on home turf this season, and suffered a stunning 34-31 loss to North Carolina as 10-point chalk in their last home date two weeks ago. Pittsburgh has rewarded loyal sports bettors with ATS wins in three of four, but has enjoyed little success when pegged as a double-digit home underdog, losing SU and ATS in its past three.

Miami dominated in a 51-28 victory over the Panthers as 4.5-point home chalk in November 2016 to improve to 10-1 SU in its past 11 meetings with Pittsburgh, and has claimed victory by an average margin of 18.2 ppg during a 6-0 SU run in visits to Steeltown.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Miami Hurricanes listed as 14-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but was expected to be posted shortly at MyBookie.

OddsShark college football prediction models picked a 40-21 result in favor of the Hurricanes on Friday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Miami-FL Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh brings a 4-7 record (4-5-2 ATS) to the Week 13 betting matchup against the 10-0 Miami Hurricanes, who are 5-5 against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Pittsburgh go 2-8-1 so far and the Hurricanes go 2-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Miami injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 91-rated Panthers and the No. 11-rated Hurricanes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Panthers' No. 98-ranked offense (23.91 PPG) against a Miami Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 15 at 17.7 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 219.91 yards per game, more than the Hurricanes give up through the air (211.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hurricanes feature the league's No. 80-rated road run defense, allowing 187.33 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 93 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Hurricanes were Week 12 winners, coming out on top of the Cavaliers by a score of 44-28.

Jester Weah was good for 104 receiving yards in the Panthers' most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 20-14 to the Panthers.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Miami is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Clemson, Saturday, December 2