Pittsburgh at Virginia NCAA Parlay 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Pittsburgh Panthers head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 19.5 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-16. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 71.4 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. Virginia has an overall record of 25-2. They are averaging 71.8 points per game and surrendering 54.3, good for a point differential of 17.5.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 13-14-1 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 13-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 20-7-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 12-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/14/18 C Peace Ilegomah Transferred is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jared Wilson-Frame averages 11.9 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Xavier Johnson comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kyle Guy averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%. De'Andre Hunter scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers allow 68.6 points per contest which is 105th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 39th and 106th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 290th, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 243rd place in D-1. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in Division 1. Pittsburgh averages 71.4 points per contest, which is 218th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 291st. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 282nd in the nation. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 11.8 assists per game, which ranks them 89th and 289th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 109th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers give up 54.3 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 8.7 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 29.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 19th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.9 per contest. Virginia is 205th in the country with 71.8 points per contest this season. They are 36th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 17.5. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the country. They are 160th in the nation in rebounding with 35.9 boards per contest and 97th in assists per game with 14.4. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per contest with 9.1.
The Panthers are 230th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.6. In terms of pace they are 160th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 303rd. As a team they are 267th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 232nd in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 122nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 340th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 116.6, which is ranked 6th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 61.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 31st. As a unit they are 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +19.5 and under 125 total points
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