West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Pick
Is No. 18 West Virginia in danger of a letdown when it plays its first road game at Pittsburgh tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, West Virginia is favored on the road, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -13.5 points against Pittsburgh. The over/under total for the game has been set at 153 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will air live on ESPN2.
West Virginia is on an 8-game win streak since losing its season opener to Texas A&M. The Mountaineers are 8-1 overall while posting a 3-3 record against the spread. WVU is averaging 87.2 points per game on offense while allowing just 66 per game. Jevon Carter is leading WVU this season with 19.4 points and 5.7 assists per game. Daxter Miles Jr. is adding 14.6 points per contest.
Pittsburgh is coming off an 82-78 win over Mount St. Mary’s in overtime. The Panthers have won four straight games and are 5-4 overall while posting a 3-3 record against the spread. Pitt is putting up just 71.1 points per game this season while giving up 71.9 per game. Jared Wilson-Frame is leading Pitt with 12.9 points per game while Ryan Luther is adding 12.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per contest.
Pittsburgh has won four of its last five meetings with West Virginia, covering the spread in all four wins. However, Pitt is just 22-45-2 against the spread in its last 69 home games and 13-37-4 ATS in its last 54 games following a win. WVU has covered in four straight games against ACC opponents as well. The public betting is strongly with West Virginia as well. Though the Mountaineers are playing in their first true road game, their offensive talent should be too much for Pittsburgh to deal with.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA -13.5