Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Eastern Washington Eagles - 12/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (5-4) at Pittsburgh Panthers (6-1)
College Basketball: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Eastern Washington Eagles will travel to play the Pittsburgh Panthers in a non-conference game on Friday.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-1 and are coming off of a win against Central Arkansas by a score of 100-47. Pittsburgh scored 50 points in each half and rolled to an easy win in this game. Damon Wilson had 20 points and 3 assists for Pittsburgh in this game. Jamel Artis added 17 points for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh out rebounded their opponent by a total of 52-34 and had 29 assists in their victory. Pittsburgh is averaging 87.4 points per game while giving up 66.3 points per game. Pittsburgh is also averaging 42.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game. Michael Young is averaging 16.6 points per game and 9 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. James Robinson is averaging 11 points per game and 5.1 assists per game for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is shooting 77.1% on free throws, 41.7% on three-pointers, and 49.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Eastern Washington Eagles are 5-4 and are coming off of a loss to Davidson by a score of 96-86. Eastern Washington trailed by 8 points at halftime and couldn’t complete their comeback attempt. Austin McBroom had 33 points and 3 assists for Eastern Washington. Venky Jois had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Eastern Washington. Eastern Washington out rebounded their opponent by a total of 32-30 and had 9 assists in their defeat. Eastern Washington is averaging 83.8 points per game while giving up 78.1 points per game. Eastern Washington is also averaging 32.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Austin McBroom is averaging 18 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for EWU. Venky Jois is averaging 14.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Eastern Washington is shooting 67.6% on free throws, 37% on three-pointers, and 49.5% on all field goal attempts.
Eastern Washington is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Eastern Washington is 16-7 ATS in their last 23 road games. The over is 6-1 in Eastern Washington’s last 7 Friday games. Pittsburgh is 6-18 ATS in their last 24 non-conference games. The over is 7-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 7 Friday games.
Pittsburgh has played well to start the season with their only loss coming against Purdue. Pittsburgh has been able to score a lot of points, as they are the 9th ranked scoring team in the county. Eastern Washington hasn’t played that well on defense, which means Pittsburgh should be able to take advantage of them. Pittsburgh also has a rebounding advantage and I expect them to win this game.