Pittsburgh vs. Louisville - 1/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (15-3) at Pittsburgh Panthers (13-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisville Cardinals and Pittsburgh Panthers play Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.
The Louisville Cardinals have split their last four games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, Louisville is averaging 72.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and is allowing 57.2 points on 37 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 17.4 points and 2.3 assists while Montrezl Harrell is averaging 14.9 points and 9.2 rebounds. Chris Jones is dishing 3.7 assists and Wayne Blackshear is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals rely on a defense that’s allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in six of their last eight games. Offensively, Louisville is shooting 66.5 percent from the line and 29.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Louisville Cardinals are 2-1 SU on the road.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers have split their last six games and look for their fourth ACC win. On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 66.5 point son 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 62.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Michael Young is averaging 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds while Jamel Artis is averaging 10.5 points and five rebounds. James Robinson is dishing 4.7 assists and Cameron Wright is shooting 44.6 percent from the field. The Pittsburgh Panthers are a defensive team that’s allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last eight games. Offensively, Pittsburgh is shooting 71.9 percent from the line and 32.9 percent from beyond the arc.
The Cardinals are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Panthers are 20-41 ATS in their last 61 home games and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Louisville Cardinals just don't impress me at all, especially on the offensive end. With the way Pittsburgh plays defense and the effect of the home crowd, I think the Panthers have a shot to win this game outright, which is why I'm taking the points.