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Pittsburgh Panthers visit Tennessee Volunteers in NCAAB hoops battle

Pittsburgh PanthersTennessee Volunteers
Dec 3, 5:15 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds


Pittsburgh travels to Tennessee on Saturday, hoping to boost its 6-1 record with a victory over the Volunteers.

The Volunteers currently sports a 3-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-1 ATS. The Panthers are 6-1 and 2-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Volunteers produce a 4-1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Panthers have gone 3-2 against the number.

View Pittsburgh vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Panthers listed as 1.5-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Volunteers rated this week at No. 142 and the Panthers sitting at No. 184. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 88-87 result in favor of the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tennessee has the nation's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 84.7 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 239 allowing on average 69.6 PPG. The Volunteers FG% has averaged 47.3% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pittsburgh owns the country's No. 79-rated mark, allowing 63.5 points per game on the highway. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, an 80-69 result against Duquesne on November 30. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Pittsburgh got 18 points from Ashton Gibbs en route to an 80-69 victory over Duquesne on Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Tennessee lost its last outing, an 89-81 result against Oakland on November 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Tennessee got 25 points from Jordan McRae on the way to an 89-81 loss against Oakland on Monday at Athletics Center.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Duquesne are 10-0
After a win are 5-5

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Austin Peay are 3-0
After playing Oakland are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Panthers at Volunteers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tennessee's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 6 games
Tennessee is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to VMI, Tuesday, December 6
Tennessee home to Austin Peay, Saturday, December 10