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Pittsburgh Panthers take on Hoyas in Big East tournament test

Pittsburgh PanthersGeorgetown Hoyas
March 7, 2:25 PM | Madison Square Garden

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds

17-15TEAM RECORD22-7

The Georgetown Hoyas will be trying to slam the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Madison Square Garden in Big East tournament betting action.

Pitt comes off a win yesterday over St. John's that set up this matchup with the favored Hoyas. They are 5.5 point underdogs at most sportsbooks but are 5-1 ATS in their past 6 against Georgetown.

The Hoyas bring a 22-7 record (14-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-15 Panthers, who are 12-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Georgetown go 12-12 so far and the Panthers go 13-14.

View Pittsburgh vs Georgetown Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Panthers are listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 75-rated Pittsburgh taking on the No. 8-rated Hoyas in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-69 win for the Hoyas on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 56 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Georgetown’s No. 92 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgetown is the No. 212-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Pittsburgh rates No. 179 at 6.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pittsburgh owns the country's No. 90-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. Georgetown, on the other hand, rates No. 202 in scoring at home.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 73-59 result against St. John's on March 6. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Ashton Gibbs scored 20 points leading the Panthers to a 73-59 victory over St. John's at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

In their last action, Georgetown was an 83-69 loser on the road against Marquette. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Hollis Thompson scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Hoyas to a win (they lost 83-69 to Marquette at Bradley Center on Saturday).