Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Hank McCamish Pavilion
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Hank McCamish Pavilion to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 15-14 and a road record of 2-6. They are 12-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-16. The Yellow Jackets have an overall record of 16-13 and a home record of 14-4. They have an over/under record of 9-14 and they are 14-10 against the spread.
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Michael Young comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 7 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 78%. Jamel Artis averages 19.2 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Josh Okogie averages 15.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Yellow Jackets. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Ben Lammers averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Pittsburgh averages 75.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 107th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 128th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 75th in the country. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 167th and 77th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 70th with 12 per game. The Panthers allow 75.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 248th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 220th and 186th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 156th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 311th place in the country. They force 10 turnovers per game which ranks them 344th in Division 1.
Georgia Tech averages 66.7 points per game this year which ranks them 302nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 226th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 248th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest which ranks them 140th and 74th respectively. In the turnover department the Yellow Jackets rank 252nd with 14 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 67 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 75th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 229th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 127th place in the nation. The Yellow Jackets force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in college basketball.
The Panthers average 71.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 109.1 and they assist on 58.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.9 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 39% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.2%. The Panthers give up 72.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Yellow Jackets score 68.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.6 points per game. The Yellow Jackets have a rating on offense of 97.1 and 62.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Georgia Tech turns it over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.2%. The Yellow Jackets give up 62.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-14 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-16 against the over/under
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 14-10 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 9-14 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
02/27/17 F Ryan Luther Foot "?" Tuesday vs. Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
02/10/17 F Abdoulaye Gueye Wrist out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia Tech -2.5
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