The Pittsburgh Panthers will look to snap out of the funk they’ve been in while pulling off the upset over the 21st-ranked Duke Blue Devils when the two ACC rivals square off on Saturday. This intriguing matchup gets underway on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET, live from Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina while airing live on CBS.
How To Bet The Pittsburgh Panthers Vs Duke Blue Devils Odds & TV Info
Pittsburgh at No. 21 Duke
When: Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
Why Bet The Pittsburgh Panthers
The Panthers (12-10 SU, 7-12-2 ATS) are a good college hoops bet mostly because they are completely desperate after dropping their last seven games including their heartbreaking 80-78 road loss against North Carolina on Tuesday.
While Pittsburgh managed to cover the spread as an insane 19-point dog against the Tar Heels the last time out, the Panthers have compiled an uninspiring 1-4 ATS mark over their last five games. Pittsburgh averages a modest 76.8 points per game to rank 100th in scoring nationally while allowing 77.4 points per contest to rank a dismal 294th in points allowed.
Why Bet The Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils (17-5 ATS, 9-12 ATS) are a good wager in this one because they’re looking to get some momentum going before the start of March Madness and are playing at home where they’ve gone 10-1 this season.
Duke is coming off an impressive 84-74 win over struggling Notre Dame on Monday that saw enigmatic shooting guard Grayson Allen score 21 points and Jayson Tatum add 19 points. Duke averages 83.0 points per game to rank 20th in scoring nationally while allowing 68.0 points per contest to rank 72nd in points allowed.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
While Duke has gone 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games against their ACC conference rivals, Pittsburgh is a discouraging 1-4 ATS in their last five games against their ACC rivals and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Pittsburgh will fight like hell, but the Panthers will fall in this one.
My final score prediction Duke 82 Pittsburgh 75