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Pittsburgh vs. Jacksonville odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Dec. 21 prediction from proven model

The Jacksonville Dolphins will take on the Pittsburgh Panthers at 2 p.m. ET in college hoops action on Tuesday at Petersen Events Center. Pitt is 4-7 overall and 3-5 at home, while the Dolphins are 7-3 overall and 2-3 on the road. Jacksonville is 4-3 in its seven games against Division I opponents this season. 

The Panthers are favored by 4.5 points in the latest Pittsburgh vs. Jacksonville odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 118. Before entering any Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Pitt vs. Jacksonville. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Jacksonville vs. Pitt:

  • Pittsburgh vs. Jacksonville spread: Pittsburgh -4.5
  • Pittsburgh vs. Jacksonville over-under: 118 points

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What you need to know about Jacksonville

Jacksonville comes into this contest on a three-game winning streak after beating NAIA member Webber International by 39 points on Saturday. The Dolphins have been on the road five times this season, winning two of them. They have not lost by more than 11 points in any of their games this season. 

Their close games can be attributed to strong defense, as they rank inside the top 60 nationally in defensive field-goal percentage, turnover rate and rebounding percentage. They are led by senior guard Jordan Davis, who is scoring 11.2 points and is grabbing 3.6 rebounds per game. Junior guard Kevion Nolan is also in double figures, averaging 11.0 points and 3.0 assists. 

What you need to know about Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh got by St. John’s in a 59-57 final this past Saturday thanks to a clutch buzzer-beater from guard Jamarius Burton with less than one second left to play. Panthers forward Mouhamadou Gueye filled up the stat sheet, picking up 15 points along with six rebounds and three blocks. They had lost five of their previous six games, so it was an impressive upset win as 10.5-point underdogs. 

The Panthers are one of the tallest teams in college basketball, ranked No. 14 in average height. They have used that to their advantage on the offensive glass, where they rank No. 34 in offensive rebounding percentage. Sophomore forward John Hugley leads the team with 15.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. 

How to make Pittsburgh vs. Jacksonville picks

The model is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh? And which side covers almost 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks.

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