Pittsburgh at Miami basketball: Game info, live stream, odds, TV

Jan 28, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 28, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team returns to the Watsco Center after a week off for its biggest regular season game since winning the ACC in 2013. At least a share of the ACC Regular season championship and the number one seed in the conference tournament next week is on the line versus Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Miami and Pittsburgh both had surprising losses in the last week. Miami’s epic collapse and buzzer-beating loss to Florida State last Saturday have been constantly replayed nationally throughout the week. Pittsburgh was upset on Wednesday at Notre Dame in Mike Brey’s last home game after 23 years coaching the Fighting Irish.

Miami lost to Florida State without Nijel Pack who leads the Hurricanes in scoring in ACC play. Jim Larranaga said during media availability on Friday that Pack was limited in practice yesterday. Bensley Joseph will receive the majority of the playing time for Miami if Pack cannot play or has limited minutes.

Miami, Pittsburgh and Virginia are all 14-5 in the ACC entering the final day of the regular season. The Hurricanes and Panthers both own tiebreakers versus Virginia after defeating the Cavaliers this season. Pittsburgh defeated Miami in their first meeting this season. The Panthers finished the game on an 11-0 run.

Pittsburgh at Miami basketball

"GAME 30 | MARCH 4, 2023 • 6 P.M. ET • CORAL GABLES, FLA.#25 Pittsburgh Panthers (21-9, 14-5 ACC)Head Coach: Jeff Capel (Duke, 1997)Record at UP: 72-78 (fifth season), Career Record: 247-188 (14th season)#16/15 Miami Hurricanes (23-6, 14-5 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)Record at UM: 249-147 (12th season), Career Record: 719-481 (39th season)SERIES HISTORYAll-Time: 25-21 (18-17 since rebirth) | Home: 14-8 | Away: 9-11 | Neutral: 2-2 | Coach L: 9-5 (9-4 at UM) Streak: Lost 1 | Last Meeting: 71-68 road loss (Jan. 28, 2023) | First Meeting: 43-40 road win (Dec. 26, 1947)BROADCAST INFORMATIONTV: ACCN • Play-by-Play: Jay Alter • Color: Malcolm Huckaby | es.pn/3Y7xv4q| FuboTVRadio: FM 104.3 WSFS • Joe Zagacki • Danny Rabinowitz | audacy.com/stations/wqamam3 | Sirius XM 136, 194 & 956 FM 90.5 WVUM • Andrew Klein • John Reynolds | wvum.org| AM 1210 WNMA • Broderick Zerpa • Jose Martinez | oasis1210am.comCourtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

Miami needs a win over Pittsburgh to avoid losing consecutive games for the first time this season. Closing the game out strong will be critical for Miami. Too often this season Miami has not made key plays late in games. Miami will have its first official sellout crowd of the season on Saturday night behind them.

Pittsburgh at Miami Basketball FanDuel odds

Spread: Pittsburgh +6.5 Miami -6.5 Total: 154.5 Moneyline:  Pittsburgh +210 Miami -260

Pittsburgh enters the game on Saturday 20-9-1 versus the point spread this season. Miami is 18-11-0 versus the number in 2022-23. The Panthers are 9-3-1 versus the spread on the road and the Hurricanes are 8-8 at home. Pittsburgh has had 19 games go over the total this season and 11 go under.

Miami has had 13 games go over the total this season, 14 under and one was a push. The game should be decided by whose pace prevails. Miami leads the ACC averaging 79.69 points per game and Pittsburgh is fifth at 75.93 PPG. Pittsburgh is fourth in the ACC allowing 69./03 PPG and Miami is 10th at 79.55 PPG.

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The Hurricanes have to remain poised down the stretch no matter what the score is. Joseph is going to have to contribute. The only thing known about Pack is that he has a lower-body injury. Miami also had to get Norchad Omier and Isaiah Wong going early. Expect Jordan Miller to also be assertive in his last Miami home game.