Saturday, February 11, 2017
Petersen Events Center
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 2 point favorites.
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The Orange come into this game with an overall record of 16-9 and a road record of 2-5. They are 11-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-7. The Panthers have an overall record of 13-11 and a home record of 9-4. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 9-12 against the spread.
Andrew White III comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Orange. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Tyler Lydon averages 14 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Syracuse. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Michael Young averages 20.8 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jamel Artis averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Syracuse averages 76.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 80th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 75th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 22nd in the country. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 169th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 83rd with 12.2 per game. The Orange allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 80th and 120th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 186th and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 343rd place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 76.5 points per game this year which ranks them 86th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 101st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 95th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest which ranks them 176th and 78th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 56th with 11.9 per game. The Panthers allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 268th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 245th and 198th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the nation. The Panthers force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 346th in college basketball.
The Orange average 70 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4 per contest. The Orange have an offensive rating of 112.7 and they assist on 61.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Syracuse turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Orange give up 79.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 79.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.2 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 109.6 and 57.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 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 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.7%. The Panthers give up 79.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 11-9 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 12-7 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 9-12 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-12 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/17/16 C Paschal Chukwu Eye out for season
11/09/16 F Matthew Moyer Toe expected to redshirt
01/20/17 G Evan Dourdas Personal has left team
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
02/10/17 F Jamel Artis Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
01/16/17 F Ryan Luther Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -2
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