pittsburgh vs west virginia ncaab prediction

NCAAB Pittsburgh vs West Virginia Prediction 12/6/2023

The Pittsburgh Panthers (5-3) travel to face off against the West Virginia Mountaineers (3-4) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown and televised on ESPN. Both Pittsburgh and West Virginia will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs West Virginia Mountaineers

The Pittsburgh Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Today, Pittsburgh will be playing against West Virginia with a record of 5-3. In their last five games on the road, including last year, Pittsburgh has a record of 3-2. As of today’s game, Pittsburgh holds a 5-2 ATS record. However, in their last five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

In eight games, Pittsburgh comes in with an over/under mark of 5-2-0, with their games averaging 149 points per game. The Panthers’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 137 points per game.

The West Virginia Mountaineers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Today’s game will be the eighth one of the season for West Virginia, who currently have a record of 3-4. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, West Virginia has gone 2-8. West Virginia has a sub-.500 ATS record, sitting at 3-4. In their last five games, the team is 1-4 against the spread.

West Virginia’s games have, on average, featured 128.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-5-0. Their average over/under line is currently 135.3 points so far. In their most recent three games, the Mountaineers’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 133 points per game.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Pittsburgh offense concluded with only 64 points against Missouri. Throughout the game, they made 7/25 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 34%. Blake Hinson led the scoring for the Panthers, contributing 22 points. Additionally, Carlton Carrington chipped in with 13 points.

Blake Hinson (F) 20.5 4.9 1.2
Ishmael Leggett (G) 15.1 7.1 2.9
Carlton Carrington (G) 14.6 5.4 5.9

West Virginia Offense Breakdown

West Virginia recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 73 points against St. John’s. This output exceeded their season average of 64.1 points per game. The top scorer for the Mountaineers was Quinn Slazinski with 19 points, while Jesse Edwards also chipped in with 15 points.

Quinn Slazinski (F) 16.7 4.9 2.4
Jesse Edwards (C) 15.7 10.0 1.1
Kobe Johnson (G) 11.3 3.3 2.9

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Pittsburgh’s defense has been playing well, ranking 63rd nationally, with 66.1 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. West Virginia. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 25.9%.

West Virginia Team Defense

Currently, the Mountaineers’ defense holds the 45th rank in the nation, allowing 64.6 points per game. West Virginia’s three-point defense is currently 111st in the country at 8.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.0% of their shots vs. West Virginia.

Panthers vs Mountaineers Trends

  • Pittsburgh has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 69 points per game while allowing 58. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Mountaineers offense has averaged 67 points per game while allowing an average of 73. West Virginia posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Mountaineers have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Panthers have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 7-3.

Panthers vs Mountaineers Prediction

The Mountaineers come in as the underdog at +2.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 140, and our model predicts the Panthers and Mountaineers to score a combined 141 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.