Towson at Pittsburgh College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Petersen Events Center
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The Towson Tigers travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Towson as 3 point favorites.
Towson heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 76.8 points per contest while giving up 64.7 per game. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 7-5. They are averaging 70.5 points per game and surrendering 69.6, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Towson Tigers Betting Trends
The Towson Tigers are 5-2 against the spread this season
The Towson Tigers are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-6 against the over/under this year
Key Towson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Zane Martin averages 18.3 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 76%. Mike Morsell averages 13.2 points per game in 24 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jared Wilson-Frame averages 13.1 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Ryan Luther averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Towson averages 76.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 144th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 86th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 29th in the country. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 42nd and 237th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 190th with 13.5 per game. The Tigers allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 97th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 90th place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 273rd in the country with 70.5 points per game this year. They are 179th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 183rd in college basketball. They are 227th in the nation in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 140th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Panthers are 152nd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Panthers surrender 69.6 points per contest, which ranks them 127th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 71st and 181st in those defensive statistics. They rank 243rd with 14.3 assists allowed per contest and 251st with 36.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 34th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game this season.
The Tigers are 80th in the nation in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 93.4 is ranked 60th. In terms of pace they are 288th in the country with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 93rd. As a team they are 93rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 266th in Division 1. Towson is 166th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 13th in the nation.
Pittsburgh is 68th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 84th in Division 1. The Panthers are 213th in the nation in defensive rating with 102, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 211th. They are 326th in D-1 in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 127th. As a unit they are 108th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Towson/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +3
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