Troy at Pittsburgh College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/12/2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
Petersen Events Center
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The Troy Trojans head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Monday, November 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 4 point favorites.
Troy comes into this game with an overall record of 1-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.5 as they are averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 61.0 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 81.5 points per game and surrendering 54.0, good for a point differential of 27.5.
Valuable Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 1-0-0 against the spread this season
The Troy Trojans are 0-1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-0-0 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordon Varnado comes into this game averaging 13.5 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 64%. Javan Johnson averages 13.0 points per contest in 28.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Jared Wilson-Frame scores 20.0 points per contest while playing 23.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Xavier Johnson averages 15.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 8.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Troy averages 76.5 points per contest, which is 162nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 15.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 172nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 222nd in the nation. They average 35.0 boards per contest and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 221st and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 261st with 11.0 per game. The Trojans allow 61.0 points per contest, which is 94th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 162nd and 229th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 149th, and they allow 9.5 assists per game which puts them in 105th place in the country. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 105th in the nation with 81.5 points per contest this season. They are 47th in the country in shooting at 56%, while their average scoring margin is 27.5. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 92nd in the NCAA. They are 55th in D-1 in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 69th in assists per game with 17.0. The Panthers are 65th in turnovers per contest with 16.5. The Panthers give up 54.0 points per game, which ranks them 56th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 30% shooting percentage and a 21% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 45th and 61st in those defensive statistics. They rank 111th with 10.0 dimes allowed per game and 128th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 246th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per contest this year.
The Trojans are 102nd in the nation in offensive rating with 110.9. In terms of pace they are 245th in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 132nd. As a team they are 110th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 79th in Division 1. Troy is 231st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 47th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.8 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 115.6, which is ranked 75th. They are 202nd in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 63% is 18th. As a unit they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 65% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 243rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Troy/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Troy +4
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