Pittsburgh vs. Canisius Prediction: Spread, Total Points, Moneyline Picks – Saturday, December 9, 2023

The Pittsburgh Panthers (6-3) face the Canisius Golden Griffins (6-4) as double-digit, 17-point favorites on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET on ACC Network. The over/under in the matchup is 150.

Pittsburgh vs. Canisius Odds

  • Pittsburgh odds to win: -2188
  • Canisius odds to win: +1013
  • Spread: Pittsburgh (-17)
  • Total: 150
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV: ACC Network
  • Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: Petersen Events Center
  • Who Will Win Pittsburgh vs. Canisius?

    Pittsburgh and Canisius Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

    When it has played as at least 17-point favorites this season, Pittsburgh is 2-0 against the spread.

    The Panthers and the Golden Griffins combine to average 10.9 more points per game than the over/under of 150 set for this game.

    Opponents of the two teams average a combined 11.8 fewer points per game (138.2) than this game’s over/under of 150 points.

    Pittsburgh’s average point total in outings this year is 148.3, 1.7 points fewer than the total in this game.

    The average over/under for Golden Griffins games this year is 0.7 more points than the point total of 150 in this outing.

    So far this season, the Panthers have compiled a 6-3-0 record against the spread.

    The Golden Griffins are 6-2-1 against the spread this season.

    Pittsburgh Stats & Insights

    Pittsburgh is outscoring opponents by 16.8 points per game with a +151 scoring differential overall. It puts up 82.6 points per game (42nd in college basketball) and allows 65.8 per contest (69th in college basketball).

    Pittsburgh prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 10.6 boards. It is collecting 43.3 rebounds per game (18th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.7 per outing.

    The Panthers hit 4.2 more threes per contest than the opposition, 10.4 (13th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 6.2.

    Pittsburgh’s 104.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 33rd in college basketball, and the 83.4 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 54th in college basketball.

    Canisius Stats & Insights

    Canisius puts up 78.3 points per game (115th in college basketball) while giving up 72.4 per contest (210th in college basketball). It has a +59 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 5.9 points per game.

    Canisius averages 39.9 rebounds per game (65th in college basketball) while conceding 36.8 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 3.1 boards per game.

    Canisius hits 9.2 three-pointers per game (47th in college basketball), 4.6 more than its opponents.

    Canisius averages 94.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (182nd in college basketball), and allows 87.4 points per 100 possessions (129th in college basketball).

    Pittsburgh Key Players to Watch

    Blake Hinson leads the Panthers in scoring, tallying 21.4 points per game to go with 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

    Pittsburgh’s leading rebounder is Ishmael Leggett averaging 6.6 boards per game and its best passer is Carlton Carrington and his 6.2 assists per game.

    Hinson makes more threes per game than any other member of the Panthers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 4.3 per contest.

    Leggett and Fede Federiko lead Pittsburgh on the defensive end, with Leggett leading the team in steals averaging 1.3 per game and Federiko in blocks averaging 2.0 per contest.

    Canisius Key Players to Watch

    Siem Uijtendaal is the top scorer for the Golden Griffins with 15.4 points per game. He also adds 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game to his stats.

    The Canisius leaders in rebounding and assists are Frank Mitchell with 9.9 rebounds per game (he also adds 12.7 points and 1.4 assists per game) and Tre Dinkins with 4.1 assists per game (he also tacks on 14.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game).

    Dinkins is the most prolific from deep for the Golden Griffins, hitting 3.0 threes per game.

    Uijtendaal (2.1 steals per game) is the steal leader for Canisius while TJ Gadsden (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.

    Pittsburgh vs. Canisius Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Canisius (+17)
  • Pick OU: Under (150)
  • Prediction:
    Pittsburgh 81, Canisius 67
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