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#863 Pittsburgh
Panthers
#864 Florida State
Seminoles

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

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Game Stats

Pittsburgh Panthers

8 - 19

11-11
ATS
4-18
O/U
62
PPG
72
OPPG

Florida State Seminoles

18 - 8

13-9
ATS
15-9
O/U
82
PPG
73
OPPG

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It’s a battle of ACC foes down in the Sunshine State. The Pitt Panthers make the long trip down the east coast as they visit the Florida State Seminoles Sunday evening. Pitt dropped their 14th straight game as they were defeated 81-58 at home by Boston College Tuesday night. Florida State snapped a two game skid as they beat #11 Clemson 81-79 in overtime at home Wednesday night. The Panthers own a 12-3 edge in the all-time series, including an 80-66 win at home in the last meeting on February 17, 2017.

Pitt Panthers Seek First Conference Win of Season

Pitt has been embarrassed on a regular basis but they hit a new low Tuesday night: they were blown out by 23 at home by Boston College, a team that hadn’t won an ACC road game in nearly three years. The Panthers fell to 8-18 overall and 0-14 in the ACC with the loss. Pitt led by two at the half but was outscored 24-6 in the first 10 minutes of the second half to end up in a blowout loss. The Panthers shot 41.7 percent from the field and went 11 of 25 from beyond the arc. Pitt turned the ball over 20 times and was pounded 43-22 on the glass: Parker Stewart had 16 points to lead the Panthers.

The Panthers are just 345th in the nation in scoring offense with 62.8 points per game. Pitt is 331st in rebounding with 31.9 boards per game and is 254th with 12.7 assists per contest. Defensively, the Panthers have been average, ranking 181st by allowing 72.6 points per contest. Jared Wilson-Frame leads the team’s active players with 12.6 points a night. Ryan Luther contributed 12.7 points plus 10.1 boards a night, Marcus Carr puts up 10.5 points plus 4.3 assists a night and Shamiel Stevenson is good for 8.6 points plus 4.5 rebounds per contest. Luther is done for the year with a stress reaction in his foot that isn’t recovering as quickly as expected. He will apply for a medical hardship. Khameron Davis, Jonathan Milligan, Terrell Brown and Parker Stewart are the only other players averaging more than 2.6 points a night for the Panthers this season. Pitt is shooting 41.3 percent from the floor as a team. The Panthers hit 7.9 three pointers a game and knock down 32.6 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc. Pitt is sinking only 69.7 percent of their chances at the stripe this year.

Florida State Seminoles Shoot to Build off Upset Win

Florida State was given a standing eight count in the second half but got off the mat to eventually knock out #11 Clemson. The Seminoles improved to 18-8 overall and 7-7 in the ACC with the victory. Florida State trailed by 12 at the half and by as many as 18 in the second half before rallying. The Seminoles were scoreless in the first three minutes of overtime before outscoring Clemson 11-5 in the final 1:55 of the contest. Florida State shot 52.5 percent from the field despite going five of 19 from three point range. The Seminoles forced 21 turnovers to overcome 17 of their own in addition to missing eight of 20 free throws: Trent Forrest led the team with 16 points off the bench in the win.

The Seminoles come into this one 25th in the nation in scoring offense with 82.8 points per game this season. Florida State is tied for 32nd with 39 boards a night while they rank tied for 60th by dishing out 15.6 assists per contest. The Seminoles have been slightly below average on the defensive end of the floor as they are tied for 208th in scoring defense by allowing 73.4 points per contest. Florida State shoots 47.3 percent from the field. The Seminoles are connecting on 8.3 three pointers a night while shooting 35.9 percent from three point range. Florida State has to be better at the free throw line than the 68.6 percent they are hitting this season. Terance Mann leads the Seminoles with 14.4 points plus six boards a night. Phil Cofer (13.3 points, 5.4 rebounds) and Braian Angola (13.2 points, 4.2 rebounds) each are scoring in double figures. CJ Walker, Mfiondy Kabengele, M.J. Walker, Chris Koumadje, Trent Forrest and PJ Savoy each put up at least 5.4 points a night for Florida State this season.

Trends:

Pitt

  • Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record
  • Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall
  • Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Atlantic Coast

Florida State

  • Seminoles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games

Pitt has been a train wreck and getting pounded on a regular basis in conference play. Only two of the Panthers’ losses in ACC action have come by single digits: on the flip side, they’ve lost seven conference games by at least 23 points. Florida State came up with a big win over Clemson that they should be able to use as a springboard down the stretch. The Seminoles are clearly the better team and Pitt is 0-8 on the road this season: look for Florida State to roll to the victory in this contest.

Pick: Florida State Seminoles

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