Saturday, February 6, 2016
Petersen Events Center
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 18-4 and a road record of 3-4. They are 8-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-10. The Panthers have an overall record of 17-4 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 10-8 and they are 9-9 against the spread.
Malcolm Brogdon comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Anthony Gill averages 14.6 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Michael Young averages 17 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jamel Artis averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Virginia averages 71.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 185th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 15th in the country. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 307th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 9.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 60.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 95th and 223rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in the Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 80.3 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 31st in the nation. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 74th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 53rd with 11.4 per game. The Panthers allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 123rd and 128th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 126th place in the nation. The Panthers force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 234th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 71.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 115.3 and they assist on 55.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 62 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30%. The Cavaliers give up 62.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 55 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 82.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.6 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 118 and 66.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 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 31% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.6%. The Panthers give up 65.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-12 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 10-10 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 9-9 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-8 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia
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