Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Detroit Titans - 11/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Titans (1-0) at Pittsburgh Panthers (1-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -14 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Detroit Titans will travel to play the Pittsburgh Panthers in a non-conference game on Friday.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-0 and are coming off of a win against St. Joseph’s (Ind) by a score of 84-43. Pittsburgh dominated this game from start to finish as they were up 14 points at the half. Michael Young led the way for Pittsburgh with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists. Sheldon Jeter also added 10 points and had 10 rebounds for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh out rebounded their opponent by a total of 56-35 and had 21 assists in their win. Pittsburgh shot 63.2% on free throws, 26.1% on three-pointers, and 47.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Detroit Titans are 1-0 and are coming off of a win against Central State (OH) by a score of 88-65. Detroit jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in this blowout. Josh McFolley led the way for Detroit with 17 points. Carlton Brundidge added 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Gerald Blackshear led Detroit in rebounding with 10 rebounds. Detroit out rebounded their opponent by a total of 52-35 and had 18 assists in their victory. Detroit shot 68% on free throws, 40.7% on three-pointers, and 53.6% on all field goal attempts.
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. Detroit is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Detroit’s last 4 non-conference games. Pittsburgh is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Horizon League. The over is 5-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 5 games against the Horizon League.
Pittsburgh has only played one official game, but they opened the season playing Gonzaga before the second half was called due to slippery floor conditions. I think this plays to Pittsburgh’s advantage because they have experience against a good team and were playing very against them. Detroit has given some good teams trouble in the non-conference in past years, but I expect Pittsburgh to run away with this one.