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Point spread favors Panthers in battle with Quakers

Pittsburgh PanthersPennsylvania Quakers
Nov 25, 7:00 PM | The Palestra

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds


The Palestra will host Quakers vs. Panthers action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Quakers sport records of 3-2 and 2-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Panthers have 3-1 and 0-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-0 for the Quakers and 2-1 for the Panthers.

View Pittsburgh vs Pennsylvania Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Quakers as 8-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Quakers - Panthers odds would favor the Quakers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pennsylvania is rated No. 280 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 330. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-74 win for the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pennsylvania has the nation's No. 210-rated offensive output, at 67 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 266 allowing on average 72.2 PPG. The Quakers FG% has averaged 45.6% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 50% per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, comes in at No. 267 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 73-69 winner as they battled La Salle at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 14-point favorite. The Panthers grabbed a 73-69 win over the Explorers on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Nasir Robinson at Petersen Events Center.

Pennsylvania was a 71-65 loser in its last match at home against Wagner. The Quakers endured a 71-65 loss at the hands of the Seahawks on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Zack Rosen at The Palestra.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Robert Morris are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Panthers at Quakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Robert Morris, Sunday, November 27
Pennsylvania home to James Madison, Saturday, November 26