Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Purdue Boilermakers - 12/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (6-0) at Pittsburgh Panthers (4-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers PK -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Tuesday in ACC vs. Big Ten college basketball action.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-0 this season with all of their games taking place at home. Pittsburgh is averaging 89.2 points and they are shooting 50.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points and their opponents are shooting 35.2 percent. Michel Young leads Pitt averaging 18 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. James Artis is averaging 8.3 points, Ryan Luther is averaging 8.0 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Chris Jones is averaging 8.0 points. This will be Pittsburgh’s toughest test of the season so far.
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The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-0 this season and while they have had two neutral site games this is their first true road game of the year. Purdue is averaging 84.5 points and they are shooting 49.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.3 points and their opponents are shooting 31.9 percent. Isaac Haas leads the Boilermakers averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Raphael Davis is averaging 11.6 points, Vince Edwards is averaging 10.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Caleb Swanigan is averaging 9.7 points and 9.2 rebounds. Purdue is looking like one of the better teams this season but they haven’t faced much as far as competition.
Pittsburgh is 19-41-3 against the spread in their last 63 games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, and 0-6 against the spread against the Big Ten. Purdue is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, 4-1 against the spread against the ACC, and 22-8 against the spread in their last 30 games.
The total is set at 145 but this one grades out much higher than that making the over a strong play.