Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 20-8 and a road record of 3-4. They are 12-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-14. The Hokies have an overall record of 16-13 and a home record of 11-5. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 14-9 against the spread.
Michael Young comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jamel Artis averages 15.1 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Zach LeDay averages 15 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hokies. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Seth Allen averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Pittsburgh averages 77.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 69th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 50th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 95th in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game which ranks them 57th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 95th with 11.8 per game. The Panthers allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 80th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 176th and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 207th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 261st in the Division 1.
Virginia Tech averages 73.8 points per game this year which ranks them 143rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 152nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 151st in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest which ranks them 206th and 255th respectively. In the turnover department the Hokies rank 216th with 13.1 per game. The Hokies allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 172nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 133rd and 50th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 196th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 166th place in the nation. The Hokies force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in college basketball.
The Panthers average 71.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7 per contest. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 114.9 and they assist on 65.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.9 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 31% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.7%. The Panthers give up 70.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hokies score 78 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.2 points per game. The Hokies have a rating on offense of 104.3 and 48.3% 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 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.7%. The Hokies give up 68.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-13 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-14 against the over/under
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-9 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 12-11 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/15 G Ahmed Hill Thigh out indefinitely
01/03/16 G Ty Outlaw Illness out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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