Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Petersen Events Center
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 3-0. They are 7-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-8. The Panthers have an overall record of 11-3 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 7-6 and they are 4-7 against the spread.
Kyle Guy comes into this contest averaging 9.7 points per game while playing 18.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. London Perrantes averages 9.9 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Michael Young averages 22.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Jamel Artis averages 21.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Virginia averages 68.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 264th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 19.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 39th in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game which ranks them 240th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 9.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 48.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 40th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 8.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 81.9 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 47th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 84th in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per contest which ranks them 64th and 34th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 59th with 11.9 per game. The Panthers allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 232nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 137th and 41st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 125th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 227th place in the nation. The Panthers force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 66 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 58.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 16.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.4 and they assist on 59.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 60.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.1%. The Cavaliers give up 49.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 55 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 88.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 94.3 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 8.8 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 112.8 and 60% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.6%. The Panthers give up 79.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 86.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-4 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-8 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-7 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 7-6 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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