Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Virginia Cavaliers - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Cavaliers (18-4) at Pittsburgh Panthers (17-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers will travel to play the Pittsburgh Panthers in an ACC game on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 17-4 (6-3) and are coming off of a win against Virginia Tech by a score of 90-71. Pittsburgh has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 5th in the ACC standings. Pittsburgh has conference losses against Clemson, NC State, and Louisville. Pittsburgh is averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 66.4 points per game. Pittsburgh is also averaging 39 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game. Michael Young is averaging 17 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. Jamel Artis is averaging 15.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Panthers. Pittsburgh is shooting 76.7% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 47.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are 18-4 (7-3) and are coming off of a win against Boston College by a score of 61-47. Virginia has won 5 games in a row and is currently tied for 3rd in the ACC standings. Virginia has conference losses against Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech. Virginia is averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 60.5 points per game. Virginia is also averaging 32.4 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 17.8 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for Virginia. Anthony Gill is averaging 14.6 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Cavaliers. Virginia is shooting 75% on free throws, 40.4% on three-pointers, and 49.6% on all field goal attempts.
Virginia is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. Virginia is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win. The over is 4-1 in Virginia’s last 5 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous games. Pittsburgh is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The over is 18-8 in Pittsburgh’s last 26 games following an ATS win.
This should be a very entertaining game between two good teams in the ACC. Virginia has another great defensive team, while Pittsburgh has been able to average about 80 points per game. Virginia had some struggles on the road before blowing out Louisville last weekend. I think Pittsburgh will come out and get the job done at home.