Hawaii vs. Pittsburgh - 11/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Panthers (2-0) at Hawaii Warriors (3-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors +13 -- Over/Under: 132 See the Latest Odds
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Pittsburgh Panthers face off on Friday in Honolulu is college basketball action.
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are 3-1 so far this season and they are coming off an 18-point win on Wednesday. Hawaii is averaging 70.3points per game while shooting 41.2 percent from the floor and 31.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 61.3 points and their opponents are shooting 37.4 percent. Aaron Valdes is averaging 16.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, Roderick Bobbitt is averaging 11.3 points and 6.3 assists, and Garrett Nevels is averaging 11.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Hawaii has been one of the more active teams in the nation in the early going.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-0 this season beating Niagara and Samford in their first two games. Pittsburgh is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 51.9 percent from the floor including 40 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 50.5 points and their opponents shoot just 29 percent. Michael Young is averaging 13.5 points and 6.0 rebounds, Jamel Artis is averaging 13 points and 4.5 rebounds, and Josh Newkirk is averaging 8.5 points. Pittsburgh won their last game over Samford but they were anything but impressive.
Hawaii is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, 1-4 against the spread following a win, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games. Pittsburgh is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, 6-13-2 against the spread following a win, and 3-13-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
This just looks like too many points so it is a lean to Hawaii.