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South Carolina State BulldogsPittsburgh Panthers
Dec 17, 6:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds


The Pittsburgh Panthers host South Carolina State on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-1 mark against the 4-6 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Petersen Events Center.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 4-6 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Panthers are at 9-1 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Panthers are 4-3, while the Bulldogs have a 0-0 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 74 (Panthers) and the No. 251 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-63 result in favor of the Panthers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 79.5 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 318 at 76 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 50.1% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.3% per game.

Defensively, South Carolina State features the nation's No. 330-rated defense on the road, allowing 84 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.

South Carolina State was an 87-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Gardner-Webb. South Carolina State was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Saturday as Gardner-Webb routed them 87-57 at Paul Porter Arena.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 74-68 winner at home against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Pittsburgh earned a 74-68 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday, getting 17 points from Ashton Gibbs at Madison Square Garden.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing St. Francis PA are 8-1
After playing Oklahoma State are 3-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Bulldogs at Panthers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
South Carolina State at Oklahoma, Wednesday, December 21
Pittsburgh home to St. Francis PA, Tuesday, December 20