Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Kent State Golden Flashes - 11/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kent State Golden Flashes (3-1) at Pittsburgh Panthers (3-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Kent State Golden Flashes will travel to play the Pittsburgh Panthers in a non-conference game.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-0 and are coming off of a win against Cornell by a total of 93-49. Pittsburgh led by 27 points at halftime and cruised to an easy victory. Jamel Artis led Pittsburgh with 21 points, while adding 4 rebounds. Chris Jones added 15 points and 4 rebounds for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh out rebounded their opponent by a total of 47-31 and had 25 assists in their victory. Pittsburgh is averaging 90.7 points per game while giving up 64 points per game. Pittsburgh is also averaging 49 rebounds and 21.3 assists per game. Michael Young leads Pittsburgh with 16.3 points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game, and 4.3 assists per game. Pittsburgh is shooting 74.2% on free throws, 37.9% on three-pointers, and 49.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-1 and are coming off of a win against St. Francis (PA) by a score of 79-60. Kent State never trailed in this game and led by 11 points at halftime, making this an easy win for the Golden Flashes. Jimmy Hall led Kent State with 16 points and 9 rebounds in this game. Xavier Pollard also added 11 points for Kent State. Kent State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 40-37 and had 15 assists in their victory. Kent State is averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 68.5 points per game. Kent State is also averaging 43.3 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Jimmy Hall leads Kent State this season with 16 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game. Kellon Thomas is averaging 14.5 points per game for Kent State. Kent State is shooting 61.7% on free throws, 30.1% on three-pointers, and 43.3% on all field goal attempts.
Kent State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Kent State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 5-2 in Kent State’s last 7 Saturday games. Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the MAC. Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 7-3 in Pittsburgh’s last 10 games against the MAC.
Pittsburgh’s offense has been on fire to start the season and they look like they will be one of the better teams in the ACC. Kent State has also looked good to start the season, but Pittsburgh has the size advantage in the paint. I think Pittsburgh will get the win easily in this one.