Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse Orange (15-12) at Pittsburgh Panthers (15-13)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)

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The Syracuse Orange (15-12, 8-8 CONF) and the Pittsburgh Panthers (15-13, 6-11 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, February 26th for an ACC conference matchup at the Peterson Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time. 

Syracuse is coming off a comeback 79-72 home victory over Georgia Tech in their last game. That win snaps a three-game losing streak for Syracuse, a streak that basically ended any real NCAA Tournament hopes for Syracuse via an at large bid. Pitt is coming off a 59-56 home loss to Virginia in their last game. Pitt has now lost four games in a row, and they are currently five games under .500 in conference play. 

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Syracuse scores 74.0 points per game on 43.5 percent field goal shooting this season. Syracuse’s leading scorer is F Elijah Hughes, who scores 18.6 points per game. The leading rebounder for Syracuse is F Bourama Sidibe, who earns 6.7 rebounds per game. Syracuse allows 69.7 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +4.3 scoring differential so far this season. Syracuse also earns 35.5 rebounds, 14.2 assists, 4.4 blocks, and 7.3 steals per game as a team.

Pittsburgh scores 65.5 points per game on 40.6 percent field goal shooting this season. Pittsburgh’s leading scorer and rebounder is G Justin Champagnie, who scores 12.3 points per game and earns 7.1 rebounds per game. Pitt allows 64.4 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +1.1 point differential so far this season. Pittsburgh also earns 34.4 rebounds, 12.7 assists, 3.5 blocks, and 7.7 steals per game as a team. 

Syracuse is 12-15 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Syracuse is also 6-2 against the spread on the road so far this season. Pittsburgh is 12-16 against the spread this season and 2-8 against the spread in their last ten games. Pitt is also 7-10 against the spread at home so far this season.

Syracuse is the better team in this matchup, that much is certainly true. The Orange have had a very weird season in terms of inconsistencies, but I like them to pull out a nice road win over a Pitt team that has fallen off the rails a bit. Syracuse is the pick for me. 

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Ronald’s Pick Syracuse -0 (Pick Em)

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