Pittsburgh vs Miami Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/12/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -3.5
The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 3.5 point favorites.
Pittsburgh comes into this game with an overall record of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 66.7 points per game while giving up 60.7 per contest. Miami has an overall record of 9-5. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 73.1, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-8-1 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 9-5-0 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
01/10/20 G Au'Diese Toney Elbow is probable
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/08/20 F Keith Stone Knee is out indefinitely
Xavier Johnson averages 12.3 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Trey McGowens comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Kameron McGusty averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Chris Lykes averages 15.5 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers allow 60.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 82nd and 186th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 215th, and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 176th place in the NCAA. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 305th in the nation. Pittsburgh averages 66.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 291st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 273rd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 303rd in D-1. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 197th and 253rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 264th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes surrender 73.1 points per contest, which ranks them 275th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 300th and 203rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 315th with 15.2 assists allowed per contest, and 328th with 39.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 84th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Miami is 140th in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 123rd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 50th in the nation. They are 316th in the country in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game and 315th in assists per contest with 10.9. The Hurricanes are 340th in turnovers per game with 10.7.
The Panthers have an offensive rating of 101.4, which is ranked 178th. They are 330th in college basketball in pace with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 304th. As a unit they are 272nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 278th in D-1. Pittsburgh is 235th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 340th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 104.8, which is ranked 113th. They are 223rd in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 124th. As a unit they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 223rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -3.5
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