Planning on watching today's Panthers and Hurricanes game? Catch the action at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL, as the Hurricanes hosts this showdown at 2:15 ET on CW. The over/under for this game is set at 150 points, and Miami (FL) is favored by -4.5 vs. Pittsburgh in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.

PITTSBURGH PANTHERS VS MIAMI (FL) HURRICANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Miami (FL) Hurricanes -4.5

This game will be played at Watsco Center at 2:15 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE MIAMI (FL) HURRICANES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Hurricanes.
  • Not only will Miami (FL) pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Pittsburgh Pull Off A Win at Watsco Center?

Coming into tonight's game, Pittsburgh is 12-7 overall and 3-4 in ACC play. They have won two straight games and have a 9-3 non-conference record. On the road, the Panthers are 5-1 this season with an average scoring margin of +9.8. They have won three straight games away from home.

So far this season, Pittsburgh has been the underdog in four games and has a record of 1-3 in those contests. Their record as the underdog is much worse than their record as the favorite, which is 11-3. In their last game, the Panthers defeated Georgia Tech by a score of 72-64.

As the underdog this season, Pittsburgh has gone just 1-3 against the spread. However, their ATS mark on the road this year is a solid 5-1. Looking at their recent history vs. the spread, the Panthers have gone 3-0 in their last three road games and 7-3 in their last 10.

Today's over/under line of 150 is higher than the average over/under line in Pittsburgh's games this year (147.1). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and their average scoring total across their last five games is 139 points.

The Panthers' offense wrapped up their last game with 72 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76.3 points per contest. Blake Hinson is leading the team in scoring at 17.9 points per contest. Carlton Carrington has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.5 going into the game.

At present, the Panthers' defense is nationally ranked 55th, allowing 66.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 64 points vs. Pittsburgh.

Does Miami (FL) Have a Shot at a Home Win?

After a 73-61 win over Notre Dame, Miami (FL) comes into this game with a 13-6 record, including an 11-2 mark at home. The Hurricanes are 4-4 in ACC play and have gone 9-2 in non-conference games.

On the season, Miami (FL) has been favored in 14 of its 19 games, going 11-3 in those contests. At home, the Hurricanes have an average scoring margin of +17.2 points per game, compared to -6.7 on the road.

As the favorite this season, Miami has gone 8-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hurricanes are 5-5 ATS. At home, Miami has an ATS mark of 8-5 this year and is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Miami's games is 10-9. Today's over/under line of 150 is right in line with the average scoring of their games this year (154.2). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 144 points.

In their recent matchup, the Miami (FL) offense ended with 73 points against Notre Dame. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49.1% and made 8 threes. Norchad Omier led the scoring for the Hurricanes, contributing 33 points. Additionally, Kyshawn George chipped in with 11 points.

On the defensive side, Miami (FL) is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.5 threes per game vs. Pittsburgh. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.6%.