|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Tuesday, 24 February 2009 07:36|
College basketball betting line success has been with Pitt much of the year while Providence has struggled with their college basketball bets. The Pitt Panthers have long been regarded as one of the best teams on the college basketball betting line.
Pitt has not disappointed handicappers making college basketball bets on them as they had an overall mark of 24-2 straight up and 13-6-1 against the college basketball betting line.
Pitt has gone 5-3 against the college basketball betting line in road games this year and has had the hot hand with a mark of 7-1 against the college basketball betting line from January 19 through February 16. The Panthers were in a heated race for the top spot of the Big East conference with Connecticut, Marquette, and Louisville.
Pittsburgh’s strength against the college basketball betting line has been their balance on both offense and defense. The offense was ranked 30th in the nation while the defense ranked 49th.
Sam Young led Pitt in scoring with an average of 18.2 points per game. DeJuan Blair was another asset against the college basketball betting line as he led Pitt in rebounds with an average of 12.8 per game. Pitt easily won and covered the last meeting between these two teams 82-63 as 8.5-home favorites last season.
The Providence Friars were in the upper-middle of the Big East standings with an overall mark of 16-10 straight up and 9-13 on college basketball bets. Providence’s strength against the college basketball betting line is their 21st ranked offense.
Their defense, on the other hand, was ranked a dismal 321st and that is what has prevented them from sustaining success against the college basketball betting line.
Providence has not been a reliable home team against the college basketball betting line this season as they were just 4-7 against the spread. From January 31 through February 18 the Friars dropped 5 out of 6 games against the spread.
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