Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to BankUnited Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 17-5 and a road record of 2-2. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 18-4 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 11-10 and they are 13-7 against the spread.
Michael Young comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jamel Artis averages 15.5 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Sheldon McClellan averages 16.4 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hurricanes. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Ja'Quan Newton averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Pittsburgh averages 78.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 43rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 31st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 52nd in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 89th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 50th with 11.4 per game. The Panthers allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 136th and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 135th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 258th in the Division 1.
Miami averages 78.6 points per game this year which ranks them 48th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 111th in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 142nd and 156th respectively. In the turnover department the Hurricanes rank 22nd with 10.6 per game. The Hurricanes allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 99th and 98th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 43rd place in the nation. The Hurricanes force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 210th in college basketball.
The Panthers average 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 117 and they assist on 66.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.4%. The Panthers give up 71.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hurricanes score 78.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.6 points per game. The Hurricanes have a rating on offense of 115.5 and 49.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Miami turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.7%. The Hurricanes give up 64 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 9-10 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-9 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 13-7 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 11-10 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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