Marquette Golden Eagles versus Pittsburgh Panthers Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Odds Preview 2-16-2013

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The 20-5 Pittsburgh Panthers will be the road team in Big East conference play when they face the 17-6 Marquette Golden Eagles in an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Tip off time from Marquette is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.

The college basketball odds from this game have the road team Pittsburgh Panthers favored by -2 points. Early money has landed on Pittsburgh as the game opened the Panthers favored by -1 point a few hours ago.

The teams went head to head on January 12th with Marquette posting the 74-67 road win against the Panthers as a +10 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 126 points.

Pittsburgh in true road games this season has a record of 4-2. The team is 8-4 versus Big East teams. On the road in conference the team has losses to Rutgers and Louisville with wins against Georgetown, Villanova and last Saturday coming off the 62-52 road win at the Cincinnati Bearcats as a +1 point road underdog. The total came under 123 ½ points. It was the Panthers third straight win and seventh win in eight games. The Panthers broke it open in the second half by outscoring the Bearcats 36-21. They shoot 45.5% from the floor and 4 of 8 from three. Pittsburgh held Cincinnati to just 30.8% shooting. Tray Woodall had 14 points and 3 assists on 4 of 8 shooting. Pittsburgh is good on both sides of the court hitting on 48.3% from the field and allows teams 38.9% shooting ranking in the top ten of college basketball in both categories.

The Golden Eagles are a perfect 13-0 on their home court. They are 8-3 against conference foes. At home against the Big East Marquette has no losses with wins against Connecticut, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Providence, South Florida and DePaul. They had their two game win streak snapped in a 63-55 road defeat on Monday to the Georgetown Hoyas as a +5 point underdog. The total came in at under 122 points. The Hoyas stormed to the 33-23 lead at the half. They shot 43.5% from the floor and hit on 4 of 13 from three. The Golden Eagles limit Georgetown to just 38.5% shooting and lose because they turn the ball over 19 times. Jamil Wilson had 13 points and 4 rebounds for Marquette in the loss. Marquette struggles this season from the three point line making just 29.5% ranking in the bottom third of college basketball.

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