Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Cornell Big Red - 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cornell Big Red (3-2) at Pittsburgh Panthers (2-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cornell Big Red will travel to play the Pittsburgh Panthers in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-0 and are coming off of a win against Detroit by a score of 95-79. Pittsburgh used a 22-3 run to pull away from Detroit in the second half to get the win. Michael Young led Pittsburgh with 21 points, while adding 8 rebounds. Ryan Luther led Pittsburgh in rebounding with 11 rebounds, while scoring 15 points. Pittsburgh out rebounded their opponent by a total of 44-36 and had 18 assists in their victory. Pittsburgh is averaging 89.5 points per game while giving up 79 points per game. Pittsburgh is also averaging 50 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game. Michael Young is leading Pittsburgh in scoring and rebounding with 18.5 points per game and 10 rebounds per game. Pittsburgh is shooting 68.1% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 48.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Cornell Big Red are 3-2 and are coming off of a win against Harrisburg by a score of 76-47. Cornell handled their opponent very easily and cruised to the victory in this one. Robert Hatter led Cornell with 14 points in this game. David Onuorah led Cornell in rebounding with 15 rebounds, while also scoring 7 points. Cornell out rebounded their opponent by a total of 47-37 and had 15 assists in their victory. Cornell is averaging 79.2 points per game while giving up 90 points per game. Cornell is also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Robert Hatter is the leading scorer this season for Cornell with 18.6 points per game and 5.2 assists per game. David Onuorah leads Cornell is rebounding with 10.8 rebounds per game. Cornell is shooting 64.2% on free throws, 38.2% on three-pointers, and 45.9% on all field goal attempts.
Cornell is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Cornell is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The under is 7-2 in Cornell’s last 9 games. Pittsburgh is 7-19 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games. Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 12-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 14 home games against a team with a losing record.
Cornell played yesterday, which may lead to some fatigue later in the game. Pittsburgh has only played two games this season but has looked very impressive in them. I think Pittsburgh will have a distinct rebounding advantage and will be able to put up some points on a poor Cornell defense. However, I think Cornell will be able to score enough to keep this game somewhat close. I am taking Cornell in this one.