Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 3 point favorites.
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The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 12-11 and a road record of 1-5. They are 8-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-12. The Eagles have an overall record of 9-15 and a home record of 8-7. They have an over/under record of 12-7 and they are 12-7 against the spread.
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Jamel Artis comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Michael Young averages 20.4 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jerome Robinson averages 19.3 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Eagles. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Ky Bowman averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Pittsburgh averages 76.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 92nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 112th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 102nd in the country. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 169th and 79th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 66th with 12 per game. The Panthers allow 77.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 274th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 233rd and 198th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 159th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 305th place in the country. They force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in Division 1.
Boston College averages 73.3 points per game this year which ranks them 165th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 113th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 54th in the nation. They average 36 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 157th and 62nd respectively. In the turnover department the Eagles rank 322nd with 15.2 per game. The Eagles allow 76 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 251st in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 247th and 117th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 105th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 301st place in the nation. The Eagles force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th 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 -2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 108.9 and they assist on 57.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.6%. The Panthers give up 74 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Eagles score 75.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.6 points per game. The Eagles have a rating on offense of 100.9 and 57.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Boston College turns it over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.1%. The Eagles give up 74.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 86.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-12 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-12 against the over/under
Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 12-7 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 12-7 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
01/16/17 F Ryan Luther Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Boston College Eagles Injuries
01/02/17 G Ty Graves Personal has left the team
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -3
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