Saturday, January 7, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
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The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 12-3 and a road record of 1-0. They are 5-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-6. The Orange have an overall record of 9-6 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
Michael Young comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jamel Artis averages 21.4 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Andrew White III averages 15.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Tyler Lydon averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Pittsburgh averages 82.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 39th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 42nd in the country. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game which ranks them 52nd and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 64th with 12 per game. The Panthers allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 237th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 147th and 48th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 94th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 227th place in the country. They force 9.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in Division 1.
Syracuse averages 76.5 points per game this year which ranks them 87th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 100th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 38th in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per contest which ranks them 58th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 122nd with 12.8 per game. The Orange allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 62nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 202nd and they give up 16.1 assists per contest which puts them in 312th place in the nation. The Orange force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in college basketball.
The Panthers average 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 92.3 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 5.7 per contest. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 113.7 and they assist on 59.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 4.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.3%. The Panthers give up 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 86.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 82.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.1 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 110.9 and 65.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.5%. The Orange give up 63.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-7 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-6 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-6 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 5-5 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/17/16 C Paschal Chukwu Eye out indefinitely
11/09/16 F Matthew Moyer Toe expected to redshirt
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse
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