Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Syracuse Orange (15-7) at Pittsburgh Panthers (15-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 129.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Syracuse Orange face off on Saturday at the Peterson Events Center in ACC college basketball action.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 15-8 this season and the have won heir last two gams. Pittsburgh is averaging 67.9 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Michael Young leads the Panthers averaging 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Jamel Artis is averaging 12.4 points and 5.5 rebounds, James Robinson is averaging 10.1 points and 5.1 assists, and Cameron Wright is averaging 9.6 points. Pittsburgh is 11-2 at home and 4-5 in the ACC.
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The Syracuse Orange are 15-7 this season and they are coming off of a two-point win over Virginia Tech. Syracuse is averaging 69.3 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Rakeem Christmas leads the Orange averaging 18.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Trevor Cooney is averaging 14.9 points, Michael Gbinje is averaging 11.3 points, and Chris McCullough is averaging 9.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Syracuse is 2-4 on the road and 6-3 in the ACC.
Pittsburgh is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games, 5-15-1 against the spread in their last 21 games, and 2-6-2 against the spread against the ACC. Syracuse is 4-15-2 against the spread against the ACC, 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four road games, and 0-5-1 against the spread in their last six games. The road team is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
The total is at 129.5 and I like the over here. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.