Free CBB Hoops Pick: Orange vs Panthers Odds
Looking for Syracuse Orange vs. Pitt Panthers free plays? CBB betting sees the Orange taking on the Panthers on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
(19-12) Syracuse Orange vs. Pitt Panthers (20-10)
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington D.C.
CBB Moneyline Odds: Off
CBB Betting Odds: Pitt -2.5
CBB Betting Total: Off
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The experts say that both of these teams have not done enough to earn a spot in the tournament yet so this one is huge.
These former Big East foes both finished the year 9-9 in the conference, noticeably behind the elite teams in the league.
Both are hoping they can use this game as a spring board to some sort of run that gets them the resume they need. Its possible.
The Orange did no finish strong losing four of their last five games, including a home loss to Pittsburgh by a whopping 14 points.
At their best they have enough talent to beat teams if they can force them to play the way they want. They use that zone as an equalizer but clearly the Panthers were not too concerned about it when they met during the season.
They do have a dangerous backcourt with Michael Gbinje and Trevor Cooney. Gbinje is one of the most versatile players in the country and Cooney can keep his team in any game with his shooting.
Cooney is super streaky though which is Malachi Richardson has put up some numbers this season. The problem is neither of them shoot even 40%.
Dajuan Coleman is a talented wild card on the inside. If he is right he gives them a legitimate post scoring presence.
This is a typical Pitt team. Not oozing with talent but enough that on most night they are pretty hard to beat because they don’t beat themselves.
This is a good defensive team and they are physical. If they draw you into their kind of game they can really punish you too because they are so good at the free throw line – 76% as a team.
The best player on the team is forward Michael Young who leads in scoring and rebounding. He is a true big and had trouble scoring against Syracuse, one of only two games he was not in double figures.
The team does not have a lot of great scoring options so it is going to be critical that James Robinson is able to figure out ways to get them into their offense against the zone. He was solid in the win.
If the Panthers want to be considered for an at-large bid this is a game they have to have.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 10-1-1 in SYR last 12 neutral site games.
- Under is 10-2 in SYR last 12 Wed. games.
- SYR are 6-19-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
Free Syracuse Orange vs. Pittsburgh Panthers CBB Prediction:
Nothing like and old Big East matchup. These programs are very familiar with each other and there is a lot at stake so it could be pretty boring.
The key is going to be whether one of the Syracuse guys and steps up to have a big game. They have a couple of places they can look.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Orange ATS
This game could probably go either way but I doubt there are going to be a ton of points – three in a row have gone under.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Syracuse 64 – Pittsburgh 60
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