Last Updated Nov 19, 2022, 12:23 PM

Wednesday's Picks, Predictions, Odds

Dave Schwab is back to provide his best bets, predictions and odds for College Basketball matchups on Wednesday, November 16th.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Michigan Wolverines vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

  • Venue: Barclays Center
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • TV-Time: ESPNU, 6:00 p.m. ET
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Score Prediction: Michigan 74, Pittsburgh 66
Best Bet: Pittsburgh +9.5

Michigan beat PFW 75-56 to cover as a 15.5-point home favorite but the Wolverines escaped 88-83 against Eastern Michigan as 17.5-point favorites at home to start the season. Pittsburgh beat Tennessee-Martin 80-58 at home SU and ATS. However, the Panthers lost to West Virginia 81-56 as three-point underdogs on Nov. 12.

Center Hunter Dickinson is averagin 26.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in his first two games for Michigan. The Wolverines’ guard Jett Howard added another 15 points a game. Pittsburgh forward Blake Hinson scored 16 points and gathered up eight rebounds in his first two games.

Michigan is 18-2 SU in the last 20 games played in November and the total has stayed UNDER in five of the last six games against the ACC. Pittsburgh is only 1-4 SU in its last five games in November. The Panthers are 5-0 ATS in the last five games against the Big Ten.

Gonzaga Bulldogs at Texas Longhorns

Score Prediction: Gonzaga 77, Texas 75
Best Bet: OVER 144

Gonzaga steamrolled North Florida 104-63 as a 30.5-point favorite at home in the opening game the season. However, the Bulldogs slipped past Michigan State 64-63 as 12-point favorites. Texas beat UTEP 72-57 in its home opener and beat down Houston Baptist 82-31 on Nov. 10.

The Bulldogs have three players in double-digits though the first two games, led by senior forward Drew Timme (22 points). Texas guard Tyrese Hunter averaged 14 points and six rebounds in a pair games this season.

Gonzaga is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games on the road and the total went OVER in four of the last six games overall. Texas lost to Gonzaga 86-74 on the road in November of 2021. The Longhorns are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games at home. Yet, they are 1-5 SU in their last six games against the West Coast Conference.

The Gonzaga defense has been strong early, allowing 63 PPG in its first two games. (Getty)
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