Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 18-7 and a road record of 2-4. They are 10-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Orange have an overall record of 18-9 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 14-12 and they are 13-13 against the spread.
Michael Young comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jamel Artis averages 14.8 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Michael Gbinije averages 17.2 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Trevor Cooney averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Pittsburgh averages 78.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 46th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 52nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 66th in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game which ranks them 54th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 63rd with 11.5 per game. The Panthers allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 103rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 194th and 225th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 208th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in the Division 1.
Syracuse averages 70.6 points per game this year which ranks them 216th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 232nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 84th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 158th and 131st respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 82nd with 11.7 per game. The Orange allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 57th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 213th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 314th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 123rd in college basketball.
The Panthers average 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 115.6 and they assist on 65.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.3%. The Panthers give up 72.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 71.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.5 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 108.2 and 57.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.6%. The Orange give up 60.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-12 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-11 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 13-13 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 14-12 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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