Miami football Game Saturday: Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh odds for Week nine game

Oct 26, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 26, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team has opened as a prohibitive underdog for their game Saturday at Pittsburgh. Miami is an underdog for the third straight week, but attempting to cover the point spread each time. The Hurricanes 3-4 record this season against the spread is the same as their overall record.

Miami began the season with a 44-13 loss to Alabama in Atlanta as a 19.5 point underdog. The 57 total points came in under the 61.5 point total. Miami did not cover in the next two games against Appalachian State and Michigan State. The under came in for the first three Miami games in 2021 and four of the first five.

The over has been exceeded in each of the last two Miami games and three of the last four. Miami and Pittsburgh had low-scoring games from 2017-2019 before exceeding the over of 47 in a 31-19 Hurricanes victory at Hard Rock Stadium in 2020. Miami travels to Pittsburgh with a 3-4 record against the 6-1 Panthers.

Miami football Game Saturday: Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Week nine odds

The Miami football team travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday after breaking a six-game losing streak against Power Five opponents. Miami defeated previously 18th ranked North Carolina State 31-30 on Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium. The Hurricanes were a 2.5 point underdog and the over/under was 53.5 points.

Second-year freshman quarterback Tyler Van Dyke has emerged for Miami. Van Dyke has completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 1,062 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions in 2021. Pittsburgh is led by fifth-year QB Kenny Pickett. Pickett has completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 2,236 yards, 23 TDs and one interception.

Miami versus Pittsburgh Odds Week Nine

The Week nine betting odds on WynnBET have Pittsburgh as 11.5-point favorites at home. Miami has +330 moneyline odds, with Pittsburgh the favorite at -410. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 62 points.

Miami vs Pittsburgh Prediction Week nine

Miami has won the last three versus Pittsburgh. The 11.5 point spread is high. Miami should at the very least cover the point spread. Pittsburgh is 6-1 against the spread this season. The Panthers have covered in all six games they have won and were favored in the game they lost against Western Michigan.

After the over came in for the first five games of the season for Pittsburgh, the under has registered in the last two games. Both offenses have been productive recently. Pittsburgh has scored at least 27 points in every game this season. Miami is averaging 33.67 points per game in ACC games this season.

Pickett missed the game against Miami last season with an injury. The Pickett era began for Pittsburgh when the Panthers upset 10-0 Miami 24-14 the day after Thanksgiving in 2017. Pickett is 693 yards behind Alex Van Pelt for the Pittsburgh passing record.

With 17 more touchdown passes, Pickett will surpass Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino for the Panthers program record. In three games against Miami, Pickett has completed 60.2 percent of his passes for 469 yards, one TD and two interceptions. Miami has to continue the level of play they established against North Carolina State.

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