Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds
Bethune-Cookman pays a visit to Pittsburgh on Saturday, hoping to send the Panthers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Petersen Events Center.
This season, the Panthers are 9-1 overall and 4-3 ATS ATS, while the Wildcats are 4-7 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Pittsburgh boasts a 2-3 on the OU, and Bethune-Cookman is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 111-ranked Panthers and the No. 286-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 90-67 win for the Panthers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 238 in NCAA hoops at 33.5 per game. Contrast that with Pittsburgh’s No. 174 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pittsburgh is the No. 210-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Bethune-Cookman rates No. 186 at 6 per game.
Defensively, Bethune-Cookman features the nation's No. 197-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.1 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Bethune-Cookman was a 72-62 loser on the road against Central Florida. The Wildcats endured a 72-62 loss at the hands of the Knights on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Adrien Coleman at UCF Arena.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, an 89-47 result against North Florida on December 8. The Panthers blew out North Florida on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 89-47 win at Petersen Events Center.
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Delaware State are 2-0
After playing North Florida are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Wildcats at Panthers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Bethune-Cookman home to Florida Christian, Monday, December 17
Pittsburgh home to Delaware State, Wednesday, December 19