Michigan vs Pittsburgh Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 16 (Panthers Find a Way to Keep it Close at Home)

Michigan vs Pittsburgh Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 16 (Panthers Find a Way to Keep it Close at Home)


Michigan vs Pittsburgh Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 20 Michigan Wolverines (2-0) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (1-1)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Barclays Center — Brooklyn, NY
Coverage: ESPNU

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Wednesday night with a matchup between the No. 20 Michigan Wolverines and Pittsburgh Panthers. Michigan is fresh off an 88-83 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday. Hunter Dickinson's 31 points and 7 rebounds paved the way for the Wolverines.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh fell short against West Virginia is a 81-56 loss on Friday. Jamarius Burton kept his hot start to the year going with 16 points (5-of-8 shooting). It was a lackluster shooting night for the Panthers overall, though. They shot only 42.2% from the floor and 21.7% from three-point range.

Michigan vs Pittsburgh Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MICH: (-430) | PITT: (+330)
Spread: MICH: -8.5 (-102) | PITT: +8.5 (-120)
Total: 137.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Michigan enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 137.5 points, which is about average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Michigan vs Pittsburgh Prediction & Pick

These two teams attack the game in completely different ways. Pittsburgh usually relies on quick offensive sequences with fast guard play. On the other side, Michigan tends to lean on its size and run the offense through the paint. The edge goes to the Wolverines on Wednesday night for that reason.

Pittsburgh will likely counter Dickinson with Fede Federico, who stands in at 6-foot-11, but weighs about 40 pounds less than the Wolverines standout. Keep in mind the Panthers have also shot just 16-of-62 (25.8%) from long range this season. They won't have the offensive firepower to keep up.

Final Score Prediction: Michigan: 72 | Pittsburgh: 66

Michigan vs Pittsburgh Betting Trends

- Michigan is 18-2 straight up in its last 20 games in November.
- The total has hit the under in five of Michigan's last six games against the ACC.
- Pittsburgh is 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Pittsburgh's last five games on a Wednesday.

Michigan vs Pittsburgh Best Bet

The Wolverines have more than enough talent to pull away in the second half here, but they haven't shown a capability to do that so far this season. They entered Friday night as a 17.5-point favorite before sneaking out with a 5-point victory. Their defense was letting up easy buckets left and right.

It's worth pointing out that Pittsburgh is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games against a Big Ten opponent. The Panthers are likely going to have John Hugley back from injury for this game. Hugley averaged 14.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game last season. That's a huge spark at home.

Bet: Pittsburgh +8.5 (-120)

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