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Pittsburgh Panthers host VMI Keydets in college basketball action

VMI KeydetsPittsburgh Panthers
Dec 6, 7:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

VMI Keydets vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds

3-4TEAM RECORD7-1

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Pittsburgh vs VMI battle Tuesday at Petersen Events Center as the Panthers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Pittsburgh will face the 3-4 Keydets, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Panthers are 3-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Keydets are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View VMI vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 119 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Keydets sit at No. 223 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 90-73.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Keydets rank No. 270 in NCAA Division 1 with 33 per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 138 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pittsburgh is college basketball's No. 22-ranked team at 8.6 per game, while the Keydets rate No. 19 with 8.9 per game.

Defensively, VMI features the nation's No. 343-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.

VMI was a 114-81 loser in its last match on the road against Charleston Southern. VMI was run off the court by the Buccaneers on Saturday as Charleston Southern routed them 114-81 at CSU Field House.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 61-56 result against Tennessee on December 3. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Ashton Gibbs scored 16 points leading the Panthers to a 61-56 victory over Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma State are 3-1
After playing Tennessee are 2-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Keydets at Panthers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
VMI home to Central Penn College, Thursday, December 8
Pittsburgh home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, December 10

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