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NCAA hoops odds preview - West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh

West Virginia MountaineersPittsburgh Panthers
Feb 16, 9:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds

16-10TEAM RECORD15-11

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Pittsburgh Panthers try to run the Mountaineers off the court at Petersen Events Center in college hoops action.

The Panthers currently sports a 15-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-12 ATS. The Mountaineers are 16-10 and 12-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Panthers produce a 11-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 15-8 against the number.

View West Virginia vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh opened as 3.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 57-ranked Panthers and the No. 21-rated Mountaineers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-73 win for the Mountaineers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 112-ranked offense, averaging 70.7 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 184 at 67.2 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, almost the same as the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, West Virginia owns the country's No. 191-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 128 in scoring at home.

Last time out for West Virginia, they were a 77-74 loser as they battled Louisville at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Kevin Jones poured in 22 points and added 11 rebounds in a losing cause for West Virginia on Saturday, as the Cardinals rolled to a 77-74 victory over West Virginia at WVU Colliseum.

Pittsburgh was a 73-66 loser in its last match on the road against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Pittsburgh got 26 points from Ashton Gibbs on the way to a 73-66 loss against Seton Hall on Sunday at Prudential Center.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After playing Louisville are 6-2
After a loss are 7-3

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing South Florida are 6-2
After playing Seton Hall are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8

A few Mountaineers at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games on the road
West Virginia is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
West Virginia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against West Virginia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing West Virginia

Next up:
West Virginia at Notre Dame, Wednesday, February 22
Pittsburgh home to South Florida, Sunday, February 19

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