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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Matchup Report

Pittsburgh PanthersWest Virginia Mountaineers
Jan 30, 7:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Pittsburgh Panthers vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Panthers travelling to West Virginia Monday to take on the Mountaineers on Monday.

The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 7-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Mountaineers are 12-7 ATS. Pittsburgh is 8-9 on the totals; West Virginia is 12-7.

View Pittsburgh vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, West Virginia sat as 7-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 15 and the Panthers at No. 64 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-74 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features West Virginia's No. 58-ranked scoring average of 74.3 PPG, against a Panthers defense rated No. 169 and allowing 66.6 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 45.7% to date this season, less than the Panthers shooters have managed so far (46.2% per game).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 107-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 54 nationally in scoring at home.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 72-60 result against Georgetown on January 28. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Panthers got 23 points from Nasir Robinson as Pittsburgh ran past Georgetown 72-60 on Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

West Virginia was a 63-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Syracuse. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Kevin Jones scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Mountaineers to a win (they lost 63-61 to Syracuse at Carrier Dome on Saturday).

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Villanova are 9-1
After playing Georgetown are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Providence are 5-5
After playing Syracuse are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

A few Panthers at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against West Virginia
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games at home
West Virginia is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games
West Virginia is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Villanova, Sunday, February 5
West Virginia at Providence, Sunday, February 5