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Purdue Fort Wayne vs Pittsburgh Prediction 12/20/2023

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (11-1) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Panthers (8-3) on Wednesday, December 20th. This game will be played at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh and televised on ACC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Pittsburgh Panthers

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Are Coming Off A Win

Purdue Fort Wayne comes into their 13th game of the season with a record of 11-1. In their away games, the Mastodons have a record of 4-1 and are 3-0 at home. Purdue Fort Wayne has a solid track record vs. the spread, coming into today’s game at 6-2 ATS. In their last five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

So far, Purdue Fort Wayne’s games have averaged 151 points per game with the average over/under line being 147.3 points. Looking at the Mastodons’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 147 points per game.

The Pittsburgh Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

Following their most recent victory over West Virginia, Pittsburgh’s record now stands at 8-3. In their previous ten home games, which also includes last year, Pittsburgh has a record of 7-3. Heading into today’s game, Pittsburgh holds a 6-2 ATS record. However, in their previous five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 11 games, Pittsburgh has an over/under record of 6-2-0, with their games averaging 148.2 points per game on average. Looking at the Panthers’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 143 points per game.

Purdue Fort Wayne Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Purdue Fort Wayne offense put up 70 points against Southern Indiana. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 34.9% and made 8 threes. Rasheed Bello is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Anthony Roberts brings a PPG average of 14.9 into the game.

Rasheed Bello (G) 15.0 3.2 4.1
Anthony Roberts (G) 14.9 5.4 1.4
Jalen Jackson (G) 14.7 3.8 2.3

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Pittsburgh’s offense looked good, scoring 80 points against West Virginia. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.8% and made 8/9 free throws. Leading the team in scoring was Blake Hinson with 29 points. Carlton Carrington also added 16 points for the Panthers.

Blake Hinson (F) 21.6 4.6 1.0
Ishmael Leggett (G) 14.4 6.4 3.0
Carlton Carrington (G) 14.0 5.3 5.7

Purdue Fort Wayne Team Defense

The Mastodons’ defense is presently ranked 103rd nationally, allowing an average of 68.3 points per contest. Purdue Fort Wayne’s three-point defense is currently 54th in the country at 5.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.0% of their shots vs. Purdue Fort Wayne.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Currently, the Panthers’ defense holds the 50th rank in the nation, allowing 65.0 points per game. Pittsburgh’s three-point defense is currently 93rd in the country at 6.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.5% of their shots vs. Pittsburgh.

Mastodons vs Panthers Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Purdue Fort Wayne has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 76 points per game.
  • Pittsburgh has played well in their previous five home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 69 points per game while allowing 59. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Mastodons have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Panthers have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Mastodons vs Panthers Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Panthers vs. Panthers game, our recommendation is to take the Panthers at -14.5. Despite our model showing the Panthers winning 78-65, we like Mastodons as our point-spread pick.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 155 and our model has the Mastodons and Panthers finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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