The No. 20 Michigan Wolverines kick off the 2022 Legends Classic when they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday. Michigan (2-0) is competing in the tournament for the third time overall and first since 2014, when it lost to Villanova in the final. Pittsburgh (1-1) is making its fourth appearance and seeking its third championship after winning in both 2008 and 2013.
Tipoff at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY is set for 6 p.m. ET. The Wolverines are 8.5-point favorites in the latest Michigan vs. Pittsburgh odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 139. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
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The model knows Michigan is coming off an 88-83 victory against Eastern Michigan on Friday in which Hunter Dickinson scored a game-high 31 points in 13-of-17 shooting. The junior center recorded a double-double (22 points, 12 rebounds) versus Purdue Fort Wayne in the season opener and is among the leaders in the nation with a 26.5-point average. Junior forward Terrance Williams II also had a strong game in the win over Eastern Michigan, registering 18 points while grabbing 11 rebounds.
The model also knows Pittsburgh was routed 81-56 by West Virginia on Friday after rolling to an 80-58 victory over UT Martin in its season opener. Junior forward Blake Hinson posted a double-double against the Skyhawks with game highs of 27 points and and 13 boards but was limited to five points on 2-of-9 shooting by the Mountaineers. The Panthers were just 5-for-23 from 3-point range versus West Virginia, with senior guard Greg Elliott hitting three of his seven attempts.
Now, the model has set its sights on Michigan vs. Pittsburgh. We can tell you it is leaning Under on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.
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