Saturday, December 10, 2016
Petersen Events Center
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
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The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 6-4 and a road record of 1-0. They are 5-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-7. The Panthers have an overall record of 7-2 and a home record of 5-0. They have an over/under record of 3-5 and they are 2-5 against the spread.
Shep Garner comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Lamar Stevens averages 12.5 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Michael Young averages 22.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Jamel Artis averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Penn State averages 71.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 191st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 259th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 172nd in the country. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 195th and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 151st with 13.4 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 148th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 109th and 205th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.7 rebounds a game which ranks 308th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 113th place in the country. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 77.8 points per game this year which ranks them 77th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 89th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 222nd in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per contest which ranks them 73rd and 63rd respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 38th with 11.4 per game. The Panthers allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 184th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 97th and 40th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 159th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 173rd place in the nation. The Panthers force 9.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in college basketball.
The Nittany Lions average 64 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 97.8 and they assist on 55.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Penn State turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.2%. The Nittany Lions give up 72.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 85.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 108.7 and 58.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.3%. The Panthers give up 76.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 5-3 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-7 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-5 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-5 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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