Pittsburgh Panthers vs Delaware Blue Hens Preview
Delaware Blue Hens vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Delaware Blue Hens pay a visit to Madison Square Garden on the college basketball betting menu.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).
Pittsburgh will face the 2-2 Blue Hens, who own a 3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Panthers are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Hens are 0-1 favoring the OVER.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Blue Hens were listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 80 (Panthers) and the No. 113 (Blue Hens) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 86-69 result in favor of the Panthers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pittsburgh's No. 226-rated squad against Delaware's No. 96-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pittsburgh rates No. 234 in the country with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 327 nationally with 3.5 per match.
Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 121-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 108 nationally in scoring at home.
Delaware lost its last outing, a 66-63 result against Kansas State on November 21. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Devon Saddler was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 5 rebounds but Kansas State still won, 66-63, over Delaware on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 67-62 result against Michigan on November 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Pittsburgh got 14 points from Lamar Patterson but lost anyway, 67-62, to Michigan on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Temple are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Howard are 0-1
After playing Michigan are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Blue Hens at Panthers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Delaware at Temple, Sunday, November 25
Pittsburgh home to Howard, Tuesday, November 27