Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Duquesne Dukes - 12/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (6-1) at Pittsburgh Panthers (4-1)
College Basketball: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers will square off against the Duquesne Dukes.
The Pittsburgh Panthers won their first 4 games of their season before losing their most recent game. Pittsburgh lost 72-59 to Purdue. Michael Young who scored 16 points and recorded 12 rebounds in their loss to Purdue led the Panthers. Through 5 games this season Pittsburgh has been led by Michael Young who is averaging 17.6 points per game and 8.8 rebounds with 4.4 assists. Second on the team is Jamel Artis who is averaging 13.8 points per game and 3.6 rebounds with 3.2 assists. Pittsburgh will try to bounce back with a win against Duquesne.
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The Duquesne Dukes have started out the season with a 6-1 record and currently sit 3rd in the Atlantic 10. Duquesne has won 3 in a row with their latest coming against Mississippi Valley State 91-77. Guard Micha Mason who scored 18 points with 5 rebounds and 5 assists led the Dukes. Through 7 games this season the leading scorer for Duquesne has been Derrick Colter who is averaging 19.9 points per game and 3.3 assists. Second on the team is Micah Mason who is scoring 16.9 points per game and 5.4 assists with 4.0 rebounds. The Dukes will try to make it 4 in a row against a tough Pittsburgh team.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Panthers are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games following a loss. Duquesne is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 non-conference games. The Dukes are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600.
Duquesne has started out the season with 6 wins and 1 loss but they haven't played a team of Pittsburghs quality yet. Pittsburgh only loss this season has been to Purdue.Pittsburgh is the better team here and i expect them to bounce back from their loss. Take Pittsburgh to cover here.