Tuesday college basketball odds: Pittsburgh at Georgetown
It could be the final meeting as Big East foes on Tuesday night when Pittsburgh visits No. 19 Georgetown, with the Hoyas opening as 1.5-point favorites on WagerWeb.com. . Check our current lines. Pitt is off to the Big East next season and this is the only scheduled meeting of the regular season.
Pitt (12-3, 0-2) has lost two in a row, to Cincinnati and Rutgers. On Saturday, the Panthers went down 67-62 to the Scarlet Knights, which knocked Pitt out of the Top 25. Pittsburgh trailed by 14 points at halftime, managed to claw within two points twice in the final 5 minutes, but came up short when their two major weaknesses surfaced — a reliance on their outside shooting and poor rebounding. J.J. Moore came off the bench to lead Pittsburgh with 14 points. The Panthers were limited to 37.5 percent shooting, including 8 of 26 from long range.
Pitt has accomplished its 12-3 record with total team effort while utilizing a 10-man rotation. All 10 of its players are averaging 3.6 points or more and all 10 are playing at least 10.6 minutes per game. Through its first 15 games, Pitt has outscored its opponents by a plus-20.1 margin, shot 50.4 percent (419-832) from the floor and outrebounded its opponents by plus-8.4 boards per game. Pitt has forced 14.1 turnovers per game and totaled 106 steals for a 7.1 steals per game average, numbers that are uncommonly high for the Panthers. Pitt has also dominated the inside, having outscored its opponents 562-312 in the paint. The Panthers’ bench also has outscored their opponents by a 395-197 total. Additionally, Pitt has assisted on 67.5 percent (283 of 419) of its total field goals.
Georgetown (10-2, 0-1) lost its conference opener to Marquette, 49-48 to end a seven-game winning streak. Junior guard Markel Starks scored 18 points and had a career-high seven assists to lead the Hoyas, while sophomore forward Greg Whittington had 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists and sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr. added 13 points and six rebounds.
Pitt and Georgetown meet for the 77th time in series history. Georgetown holds a 41-35 advantage in the series. Pitt has won five of the last seven meetings between the two schools. Pitt is 6-2 vs. Georgetown in the Verizon/MCI Center since 2001. Pitt owns a 7-4 all-time record vs. Georgetown in games played at the Verizon Center. Pitt has claimed 26 of its last 44 road games and owns one of the Big East’s top road records (53-41) over the last 12 seasons.
WagerWeb.com trends: Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Georgetown. Panthers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. Panthers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Georgetown. Underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.