Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Petersen Events Center
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The Western Carolina Catamounts travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 19 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
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The Catamounts come into this game with an overall record of 4-7 and a road record of 0-7. They are 3-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5. The Panthers have an overall record of 9-1 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 5-3 and they are 4-4 against the spread.
Mike Brown comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Catamounts. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Torrion Brummitt averages 12.9 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Western Carolina. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Michael Young averages 17.9 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Jamel Artis averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Western Carolina averages 67.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 247th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team which has them ranked 324th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 255th in the country. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 269th and 244th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 15 per game. The Catamounts allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 259th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 299th and 166th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 250th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 140th place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in the Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 86.4 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 22 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 12th in the nation. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 52nd with 11.3 per game. The Panthers allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 36th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the nation. The Panthers force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in college basketball.
Western Carolina Catamounts Betting Trends
The Western Carolina Catamounts are 3-4 against the spread
The Western Carolina Catamounts are 2-5 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-4 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-3 against the over/under
Western Carolina Catamounts Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Western Carolina
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