Pittsburgh vs. Duke - 2/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duke Blue Devils (21-7) at Pittsburgh Panthers (19-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and Pittsburgh Panthers meet Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.
The Duke Blue Devils look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 82.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Grayson Allen is averaging 20.9 points and 3.6 assists while Brandon Ingram is averaging 17 points and 6.8 rebounds. Luke Kennard is dishing 1.3 assists and Marshall Plumlee is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Blue Devils are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils have split their last six road games.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 77.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Michael Young is averaging 16.1 points and seven rebounds while Jamel Artis is averaging 15 points and three assists. James Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Sheldon Jeter is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Panthers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Pittsburgh Panthers have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Blue Devils are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Panthers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 16-35 ATS in their last 51 home games.
Duke has been really good on the road this season and has consistent outside shooting that will give Pittsburgh's defense problems. Not sure the Panthers can score enough to win this game. I'll take the better team and the tiny chalk.