Virginia Cavaliers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 1/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
The Virginia Cavaliers (10-7) are traveling to Petersen Events Center on Wednesday where they will play the Pittsburgh Panthers (7-10).
The Virginia Cavaliers faced off with Wake Forest and ended up losing by a score of 63-55 in their last game. Virginia ended the contest with a 36.2% FG percentage (21 of 58) and made 5 out of their 13 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Cavaliers knocked down 8 of 12 shots for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 26 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 17 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In regard to the defense, Virginia let their opponent shoot 45.1% from the field on 23 of 51 shooting. Wake Forest dished out 7 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. On top of that, Wake Forest snagged 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Wake Forest went 78.6% from the free throw line by burying 11 of 14 shots. They also buried 6 out of their 18 shots from 3-point land. In reference to personal fouls, the Cavaliers left the arena with 14 while Wake Forest totaled 12 personal fouls.
Armaan Franklin is one player who was a contributor for the matchup. He finished shooting 63.6% from the field and distributed 3 dimes. He was on the court for 36 mins played and pulled down 3 boards. He was able to score 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting.
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Virginia comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 10-7 so far this season. They currently have an average of 62.2 points per outing (337th in college hoops) while hitting 44.8% from the floor. The Cavaliers are shooting 32.4% on shots from downtown (94 of 290) and 71.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Virginia is snagging 31.4 boards per game and has accounted for 229 assists this season, which has them ranked 142nd in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 10.2 times per game and as a unit they are committing 13.8 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 11.4 turnovers every game and they draw 14.4 fouls. They concede 34.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 11th in college basketball in points per game allowed (58.6). The Cavaliers are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.7% (366 of 900) and they surrender 32.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 169th in college basketball in giving up assists with 197 conceded this season.
The last time they took the court, the Pittsburgh Panthers got the win with a final of 65-53 when they played Louisville. The Panthers pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 7 steals in this game. Louisville was called for 18 fouls for this contest which took the Panthers to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a clip of 68.4%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Pittsburgh converted 4 out of 18 tries (22.2%). When all was said and done, the Panthers finished the game shooting 24 for 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.6%. The Panthers allowed Louisville to bury 19 of their 57 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 33.3% for the matchup. They finished 25.0% from three-point range by going 7 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 11 at the charity stripe (72.7%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Pittsburgh permitted Louisville to grab 29 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Jamarius Burton was important for the Panthers for the matchup. He made 8 of 13 for this game giving him a rate of 61.5%, and had 8 rebounds. He recorded 20 points in his 40 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in this game.
Pittsburgh has a mark of 7-10 so far this season. The Panthers are committing 15.4 fouls per game and they hit 67.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.2 times per game (309th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.2 times per contest. Pittsburgh has scored 1,062 points for the season (62.5 per contest) and they grab 36.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Panthers are shooting 41.4% from the floor, which is 303rd in college basketball.
The Pittsburgh defense gives up 33.8% on shots from 3-point land (135 of 400) and their opponents are making 69.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 13.5 assists and 31.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 246th and 40th in those categories on the defensive end. The Panthers are ranked 80th in college basketball in PPG given up with 64.9. They are forcing 10.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (112th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Virginia
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