Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange Prediction 12/30/2023

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Syracuse Orange Prediction 12/30/2023

The Pittsburgh Panthers (9-3) travel to face off against the Syracuse Orange (9-3) on Saturday, December 30th. This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse and televised on CW. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange

The Pittsburgh Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

Today, Pittsburgh will take on Syracuse in their 13th game of the season. So far, they have a 9-3 record. The Panthers have won both of their road games and are 7-3 at home. Prior to today’s game, Pittsburgh holds a 7-4-1 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team is 2-2-1 ATS.

After 12 games, Pittsburgh has an over/under record of 8-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 144.5 points per game so far. When analyzing the Panthers’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 138 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Syracuse Orange Are Coming Off A Win

After playing 12 games, Syracuse has a 9-3 overall record. In away games, the Orange are 2-2, while they are 7-1 in home games this season. Syracuse currently has an ATS record of 5-7, which is below .500. In their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Syracuse have had an average of 148.3 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 149.5 points. Their over/under record is 5-7-0. In the Orange’s last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 148 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Pittsburgh offense concluded with only 62 points against Purdue Fort Wayne. Throughout the game, they made 2/20 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 36.4%. Leading Pittsburgh in scoring vs. Purdue Fort Wayne was Guillermo Diaz Graham with his 13 points. Carlton Carrington also added 12 points for the Panthers.

Blake Hinson (F) 20.2 5.1 1.1
Ishmael Leggett (G) 13.9 6.3 3.0
Carlton Carrington (G) 13.8 5.2 5.2

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

Syracuse’s offense had a good outing, putting up 83 points against Niagara. They achieved a 48.5% field goal percentage and went 9/13 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Judah Mintz, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 19.8, while J.J. Starling also maintains a PPG average of 12.1 leading up to the game.

Judah Mintz (G) 19.8 3.1 3.7
J.J. Starling (G) 12.1 4.1 2.9
Chris Bell (F) 11.5 2.2 0.8

Pittsburgh Team Defense

In the current season, the Pittsburgh defense has excelled, sitting 29th in the nation by allowing 63.4 points per game. The Pittsburgh defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 48 points and allowed Purdue Fort Wayne to connect on 2 threes.

Syracuse Team Defense

So far, the Orange’s defense is ranked 124th in the country at 70.2 points per contest. Syracuse’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Niagara offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 71 points.

Panthers vs Orange Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 72 points per game in these contests.
  • Across their last three home contests, Syracuse has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 82 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Orange have a straight up record of 1-9 and an ATS mark of 1-7-2.
  • Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Panthers have a strong record of 3-0. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-1-1.

Panthers vs Orange Prediction

The Orange come in as the underdog at +1, 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.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 146.5 and given that our model is projecting 141 points between the teams, we like the under.

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