Friars open as college hoops underdog vs Panthers
Pittsburgh Panthers vs Providence Friars Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Friars in Providence at Dunkin Donuts Center on Tuesday in college basketball action.
This season, the Friars are 10-8 overall and 7-6-1 ATS ATS, while the Panthers are 15-4 and 6-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Providence boasts a 8-4 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 7-4.
Bettors looking to side with Providence in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 51-rated Pittsburgh taking on the No. 40-rated Friars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-70 win for the Panthers on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 188 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Providence’s No. 54 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Providence is college basketball's No. 206-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 281 with 4.9 per game.
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.5 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 225 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 69-61 winner at home against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Pittsburgh earned a 69-61 victory over Connecticut on Saturday, getting 14 points from Lamar Patterson at Petersen Events Center.
Providence won its last outing, a 69-66 result against Villanova on January 19. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Providence got 24 points from Bryce Cotton en route to a 69-66 victory over Villanova on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing DePaul are 6-2
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Marquette are 5-5
After playing Villanova are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Panthers at Friars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Providence
Pittsburgh is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Providence
Pittsburgh is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Providence's last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Providence is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Providence's last 7 games
Providence is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to DePaul, Saturday, January 26
Providence at Marquette, Saturday, January 26