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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Pittsburgh Panthers in Battle with Clemson Tigers

Clemson Tigers


Pittsburgh Panthers
Saturday, January 10, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Petersen Events Center

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Petersen Events Center Saturday as the Pittsburgh Panthers look to beat the odds vs the Clemson Tigers in NCAA hoops betting action.

Clemson Tigers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Clemson Tigers opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Clemson Tigers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Clemson Tigers have watched them go 8-6 and 5-5 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Pittsburgh Panthers are at 10-4 and 3-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-3, while the Clemson Tigers have a 2-4 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Panthers rated this week at No. 121 and the Clemson Tigers sitting at No. 208.

How Clemson Tigers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the nation's No. 156-rated offensive output, at 67.2 PPG. The visiting Clemson Tigers defense ranks No. 82 allowing on average 62.29 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 44.28% so far, more than the Pittsburgh Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.71% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Clemson got 15 points from Jaron Blossomgame but lost anyway, 58-52, to Louisville on Wednesday at KFC Yum! Center.

The Panthers got 15 points from Michael Young as Pittsburgh ran past Boston College 61-60 on Tuesday at Conte Forum.

Clemson Tigers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Odds Trends

Clemson is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Clemson at Virginia, Tuesday, January 13th
Pittsburgh at Florida State, Wednesday, January 14th