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Pitt Southeast Chalk vs NC Asheville

The Pitt Panthers start the madness with their highest expectations ever and the Bulldogs of UNC Asheville are unlikely to get in the way.

The Bulldogs won the Big South,then took out Arkansas Little Rock in one of four play in games but they are 18-point underdogs here against Pitt.

Pitt will destroy the undersized Bulldogs in the paint and Gary McGhee could end up with 30 points and 30 rebounds.

View UNC Asheville vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 3 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 69 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-75 victory for the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pittsburgh's No. 10-rated squad against UNC Asheville's No. 119-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pittsburgh rates No. 202 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 297 nationally with 5 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UNC Asheville owns the country's No. 210-rated mark, allowing 71.8 points per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 70 in scoring at home.

In their last action, UNC Asheville was an 81-77 winner against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites.

Pittsburgh was a 76-74 loser in their most recent outing against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games