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Michigan basketball grabbed their second straight victory to start the season last Friday night against Eastern Michigan and Emoni Bates. It was a back-and-forth affair, and our experts cashed their best bet in this article. They will now travel to the Barclays Center for a Wednesday night matchup with the Pittsburgh Panthers. Pitt is 1-1 this year and took down UT Martin before falling to West Virginia by 25 points.
Our experts broke down the matchup with Michigan vs. Pittsburgh predictions, so let’s dive into their best bet with the odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
MICHIGAN VS. PITTSBURGH PREDICTION: Pittsburgh +9.5 (-105 at FanDuel Sportsbook)
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Michigan vs. Pittsburgh basketball predictions
Michigan basketball will face off against Pittsburgh in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York Wednesday night, and both teams are trying to pick up an out-of-conference victory early in the season. The Wolverines are 2-0 after taking down Purdue Fort Wayne and Eastern Michigan, and their offense has been firing on all cylinders and is averaging 81.5 points per game.
Pittsburgh enters Wednesday’s matchup against the #22 ranked Wolverines with a 1-1 record. The Panthers played well in their 80-56 victory over UT Martin, but 19 turnovers and 21.7% three-point shooting killed their chances in their 81-56 defeat to West Virginia. Dealing with Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson will be head coach Jeff Capel’s biggest issue to address Wednesday night, and we think his squad has the tools to do just that.
michigan basketball vs. pittsburgh picks
Michigan has played extremely well on offense to start the season, but its defense showed that it wasn’t up to midseason form against Eastern Michigan. The Wolverines gave up 83 points in that win, and Pittsburgh’s trio of Blake Hinson (16.0 PPG), Jamarius Burton (13.0 PPG) and Greg Elliott (11.5 PPG) could exploit them Wednesday night.
Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson has played as well as anyone in the country through two games (26.5 PPG and 9.5 REB), but we think the big man’s shooting will regress from his current 78.6% clip. Purdue Fort Wayne and Eastern Michigan didn’t have the size or physicality to slow him down, but JUCO transfer Fede Federiko is 6-foot-11-inches and could cause issues for Dickinson.
Pittsburgh’s biggest issue has been turnovers (17.0 per game), but Michigan hasn’t been turning their opposition over through two games. The Panthers should be able to take care of the ball better than they did against West Virginia, which should allow them to keep this game close. Therefore, our experts’ best bet from their Michigan vs. Pittsburgh basketball predictions is for the Panthers to cover the +9.5 spread available at FanDuel Sportsbook.
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michigan basketball vs. Pittsburgh basketball odds provided by FanDuel for Wednesday, 11/16
Pittsburgh is a +9.5 underdog with -105 odds against Michigan basketball, who are -9.5 favorites with a -115 price at FanDuel Sportsbook. The game total (over/under) for Wednesday’s matchup is 140.5, and both sides of the total have -110 odds.
A $105 bet on Pittsburgh +9.5 returns $100 if the Panthers lose by nine points or fewer, or win the game outright, while a $115 wager on Michigan -9.5 profits $100 if the Wolverines win by 10 points or more.
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