Indiana vs. Pittsburgh - 12/2/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Panthers (4-2) at Indiana Hoosiers (5-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers and Indiana Hoosiers play Tuesday night at the Assembly Hall.
The Pittsburgh Panthers have split their last four games and are hoping to stay afloat despite injuries. On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 67.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting and is allowing 59.2 points on 40 percent shooting. Michael Young leads Pittsburgh with 14.7 points and 8.3 rebounds while James Robinson is averaging 12.7 points and 5.8 assists. Chris Jones is shooting 41.5 percent from the field and Jamel Artis is grabbing 4.2 rebounds per game. The Pittsburgh Panthers are still that physical defensive team that gets stops but are struggling on the glass and could use a third consistent scorer. Pittsburgh is averaging just 34.8 rebounds per game and has just two players averaging double-digit points.
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The Indiana Hoosiers are off to a quick 5-1 start but need this win to make up for their loss to Eastern Washington. On the season, Indiana is averaging 88.5 points on 51.3 percent shooting and is allowing 72.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. leads Indiana with 20.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while Yogi Ferrell is averaging 18.2 points and 5.8 assists. Troy Williams is shooting 62.5 percent from the field and Robert Johnson has 18 points in his last two games. The Indiana Hoosiers is one of the top offensive teams in the country, shooting 43.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. While looking like a Big Ten contender early on, Indiana could improve its outside defense, as it’s allowing teams to shoot 36 percent from downtown.
The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games. The Hoosiers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
It's hard not to back the Indiana Hoosiers, especially with them playing at home. I'm not sure Pitt has the offensive firepower to hang in this game. Get this number while it's still low.