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NCAAB Game Preview - Friars underdogs vs Panthers at Pittsburgh

Providence FriarsPittsburgh Panthers
Jan 25, 7:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

Providence Friars vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds


Petersen Events Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Pittsburgh Panthers and the visiting Providence Friars in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Panthers sport records of 11-9 and 5-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Friars have 12-8 and 6-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-9 for the Panthers and 7-7 for the Friars.

View Providence vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 104-rated Providence taking on the No. 64-rated Panthers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-71 win for the Panthers on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Friars rank No. 27 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.8 per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pittsburgh is college basketball's No. 143-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Friars rate No. 323 with 4.4 per game.

Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 140-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 167 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Providence was a 79-72 loser at home against Marquette. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Bryce Cotton scored 26 points for Providence on Saturday, but the Golden Eagles managed a 79-72 victory over the Friars at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Pittsburgh was a 73-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Louisville. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Pittsburgh suffered a 73-62 loss against Louisville on Saturday, getting 14 points from Ashton Gibbs in a losing effort at Petersen Events Center.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-5
Before playing South Florida are 3-7
After playing Marquette are 4-4
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Georgetown are 8-2
After playing Louisville are 7-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Friars at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Providence's last 11 games on the road
Providence is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Providence is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Providence
Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Providence
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Providence
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing Providence

Next up:
Providence at South Florida, Sunday, January 29
Pittsburgh home to Georgetown, Saturday, January 28