Saturday, January 9, 2016
Edmund P. Joyce Center
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Edmund P. Joyce Center to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
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The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 13-1 and a road record of 0-0. They are 5-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-4. The Fighting Irish have an overall record of 10-4 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 7-5 and they are 5-7 against the spread.
Michael Young comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Jamel Artis averages 15.8 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Demetrius Jackson averages 16.4 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Irish. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Zach Auguste averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Pittsburgh averages 85.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 19.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 58th in the country. They average 41 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 10.8 per game. The Panthers allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 51st and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 135th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 293rd in the Division 1.
Notre Dame averages 78.4 points per game this year which ranks them 64th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 19th in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per contest which ranks them 155th and 62nd respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Irish rank 11th with 10.1 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 77th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 141st and 298th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 173rd place in the nation. The Fighting Irish force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 334th in college basketball.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-6 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 7-4 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-7 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-5 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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