Miami vs Pittsburgh Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/2/2020
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -6.5
The Miami Hurricanes travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 6.5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 11-9. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 71.7 points per game while giving up 74.5 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 13-8. They are averaging 66.4 points per game and surrendering 62.9, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 12-8-0 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 9-11-1 against the over/under
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/28/20 G Chris Lykes Groin is questionable
01/08/20 F Keith Stone Knee is out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Chris Lykes comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Dejan Vasiljevic averages 14.4 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Trey McGowens averages 12.5 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Xavier Johnson averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 165th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 149th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 110th in the nation. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 10.4 assists per game, which ranks them 286th and 330th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 279th with 12.2 per game. The Hurricanes allow 74.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 292nd in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 306th and 264th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 309th and they give up 16.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 335th place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 296th in the country with 66.4 points per game this year. They are 276th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 311th in the nation. They are 213th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 243rd in assists per contest with 12.4. The Panthers are 275th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Panthers surrender 62.9 points per contest, which ranks them 36th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 110th and 180th in those defensive statistics. They rank 211th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 230th with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 296th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Hurricanes are 157th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they are 205th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 157th. As a team they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 223rd in Division 1. Miami is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 233rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 192nd in the country in offensive rating with 100.9. In terms of pace they are 330th in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 311th. As a team they are 287th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 293rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -6.5
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