Where: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA
When: Saturday, January 18, 12:00 PM. ET.
The Pittsburgh Panthers will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday afternoon.
Tar Heels Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing StreakThe Tar Heels haven’t played well this season and face the possibility of missing out on the NCAA tournament if they do not dominate down the stretch. They have lost their last three games and will be trying to put an end to their streak and pick up their third win in their last 10 games when they face the Panthers.
North Carolina is averaging 70.8 points per game. The team is shooting 40 percent from the field and 29 percent from three-point range. They finished with 76 points in their last game and will need a similar performance to give themselves a chance to win this game.
Brandon Robinson led the way for the Tar Heels with 27 points and four rebounds. Armando Bacot finished with 21 points and five rebounds, while Garrison Brooks added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels
Robinson was involved in a car accident during the week and his status for this game is unclear.
The Tar Heels are an average defensive team, giving up 70.9 points per game. They gave up 79 points in their last game and will need a significantly better performance if they want to beat the Panthers.
Panthers Going For Second Win In Five GamesThe Panthers have also struggled over the last week, losing three of their last four games. Their only win during the stretch came against the Tar Heels and they will be going for the season sweep when they play on Saturday.
Pittsburgh has struggled offensively, averaging 66.3 points per game. The team is shooting 41 percent from the field and 29 percent from three-point range. They finished with 68 points in their last game and will need a better performance to give themselves a chance to win this game.
Trey McGowens led the way for the Panthers with 24 points and four rebounds. Justin Champagnie finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Xavier Johnson added 11 points and five assists for the Panthers.
Pittsburgh has also played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 61.7 points per game. They gave up 73 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to pick up the win.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: North Carolina is:
- 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games.
- 1-2 ATS in their last 3 road games.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Pittsburgh is: N/A