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Pitt Football Opens as 11-Point Favorites over Miami

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Pitt has opened as an 11-point favorite in its Week 9 game against Miami at Heinz Field on Saturday, according to lines released Sunday by Circa Sports. The total for the game is 62 points.

Pitt (6-1, 3-0 in ACC) is also 6-1 against the spread, and has covered in four consecutive wins, after beating the Tigers by 10 as 3.5-point favorites. The Panthers have gone under the point total in consecutive games after going over in the first five this season.

Miami (3-4, 1-2 ACC) defeated NC State by one as a four-point underdog on Saturday. The Hurricanes are 3-4 against the spread, but have covered three of their last four. Four of Miami’s seven games have gone under the total, but the last two have gone over.

Miami leads the all-time series between the schools, 28-11-1. The Hurricanes have beaten Pitt in three straight, since the Panthers knocked Miami out of the College Football Playoff with a win over the then-No. 2 Hurricanes at Heinz Field in 2017.

Longtime foes in the Big East Conference and before that as prominent eastern independents, Pitt and Miami were reunited in the ACC Coastal Division in 2013. The Hurricanes have won six of eight divisional matchups between the teams.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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TJ
TJ
1 month ago

i forgot that we’ve lost 3 straight to them. ouch. saturday is the start of a new streak .. H2P !

James from Florida
James from Florida
1 month ago

This is a game I’m concerned about, Pitt has played 2 straight games at a high level, I’m worried about a slight let-down versus Miami.

Not saying Pitt doesn’t win but I don’t think they will cover 11 points on this one.

CK-H2P
CK-H2P
1 month ago

It will be important to monitor the health of Addison and Abanikanda this week. They are our two best playmakers on offense not named Pickett and it would be nice to have a full arsenal of playmakers at our disposal for the stretch run. H2P!

Mtgj
Mtgj
1 month ago

Pitt has a legit shot at the CFP. They can not afford any letdowns and need to start beating teams convincingly. The main team that Pitt needs to get in over would be a 1 loss Oklahoma team and the only way to do that is to win most of these games by 15-20 points if not more

Chuck
Chuck
1 month ago

In know it’s pessimistic, but I still don’t trust them to not have a classic Pitt let down or 2. The rest of the schedule is very winnable and they’re going to be favored. But none of the the games outside of Duke are gimmes, and even that game they can’t sleep walk. Pitt has struggled with Miami and UNC since joining the ACC, and while neither team are what they were projected to be, they still have talented players. UVA is looking respectable with only 2 ACC losses, and only have Pitt and VT as ACC games left. Cuse… Read more »

Jim Colbert
1 month ago

Miami and eleven points sounds like a winner to me. Like everything in team sports, it all comes down to which team wants it more.

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