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Pitt Opens As Touchdown Favorite On the Road Against Miami



While the preseason expectation of Pitt and Miami’s season finale holding national relevance has evaporated, it’s an important game for both sides.

Pitt is looking to continue an unbeaten November and push for an eighth win this season, and Miami — in the midst of a poor season — is simply looking to earn bowl eligibility.

Pitt has opened as a touchdown road favorite over Miami this week, with a meager 40.5 over/under having been set. Kickoff at Hard Rock Stadium is set for 8 p.m., under the lights in Miami.

DraftKings has set Pitt as a 6.5-point favorite, with bets against the spread for either side holding -110 odds. An over/under of 44 points holds -110 odds for either side.

Pitt holds Moneyline odds of -250 odds while the same for Miami holds +210 odds.

FanDuel has also set Pitt as a 6.5-point favorite, with a bet for holding -105 odds and a bet for Miami holding -115 odds. An over/under of 43.5 points has also been set.

A Moneyline bet for Pitt holds -235 odds while the same for Miami holds +190 odds.

Miami, even more so than Pitt, has had a disappointing season. Miami was picked as the preseason ACC Coastal favorite but currently sits at 5-6 (3-4 ACC) and outside of bowl eligibility.

Miami started the season with blowout wins over Bethune-Cookman and Southern Miss but has since lost games to Texas A&M, Middle Tennessee State, North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Clemson.

After a 40-10 loss to Clemson in which the offense mustered just 98 yards, Miami needs a win against Pitt to earn a bowl game this season.

Pitt hasn’t fared well against Miami historically, holding an 11-29-1 record all-time, dating back to a 28-0 loss in Pittsburgh in 1950. Pitt has won just three of the last 25 meetings dating back to 1984.

Pitt’s last win against Miami came back in 2017, a 24-14 win to knock the then-No. 2 team in the country out of the College Football Playoff race. And Pitt hasn’t won in Miami since a 35-23 win in 2014.

Despite Kenny Pickett’s 519 yards and three touchdowns, Miami knocked off then-No. 17 Pitt at Heinz Field last season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

Miami, always a spoiler. Not looking forward to this one despite their record.

1 year ago

Go Pitt …. favorite kind of scares me. Not sure the D can limit them to 98 yards again this week but heck, let’s shoot for 97. H2P !

1 year ago

Miami has our number much like we have Virginia Tech’s number. We should be able to beat UM, and we can . H2P

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