|2014 March Madness Second Round Odds & Total: Pittsburgh vs. Colorado|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 20 March 2014 08:30|
Pittsburgh vs. Colorado Odds
Both teams enter as at-large bids with Pittsburgh going 25-9 overall out of the ACC and Colorado putting together a 23-11 record out of the Pac-12. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Pittsburgh is the favorite in this game, as the Panthers have odds of -5.5 points against Colorado. The over/under total has been set at 128.5 points (View Matchup). These two have no recent meetings.
Pittsburgh was just 12-17-2 against the spread this season, but hit the over in 19 of 30 opportunities. The Panthers closed the season by going 5-2 in its last seven games, with their last six losses coming by seven points or less. Pitt comes in with a strong defense, holding opponents to 62.4 points per game, which ranks 22nd nationally. They also gave up the sixth-fewest rebounds in the country at 26.6 per game. Offensively, the Panthers post 72.5 points per game. Pitt is led by Lamar Patterson, who averages 17.6 points and 4.3 assists per game.
Colorado was 18-15 against the spread this season while hitting the under 17 times. The Buffaloes went just 3-4 in their last seven games entering March Madness. Colorado averages 70.9 points per game while allowing 67.9 per game. Like Pitt, rebounding has been a strong point for Colorado, as it ranks 51st nationally, grabbing 37.5 per game while giving up just 29.1 per game to opponents. Colorado has three players averaging over 14 points per game this season. Josh Scott posts 14.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest to lead the team.
These two will face off in the second round of the South Region, today at 1:40PM ET on TBS. The game will be held from the Amway Center in Orlando, FL.