|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 09 February 2009 12:58|
College basketball betting handicappers know what a powerhouse that Pittsburgh is but West Virginia is playing for their college basketball life. Pittsburgh is a guarantee to make the college basketball betting “Big Dance” this upcoming March but the Mountaineers of West Virginia have no guarantees and must win big the rest of the college basketball regular season to stand a chance for an invite.
With Bob Huggins as coach it would be dangerous to count out the Mounties as few coaches are better motivators and strategists. West Virginia has also had good college basketball betting momentum as of late as they have gotten the cash in three of their last four games.
The Mounties are coming off a powerful performance on December 7 in which they clobbered Providence 86-59 as 11.5-point home chalks. West Virginia has an overall college basketball betting record of 16-7 straight up and 9-11 against the spread. The Mounties have broken even on the road with a mark of 4-4 against the spread.
They have also broken even as pups with a record of 4-4 when getting points. West Virginia’s college basketball betting strength is their defense which is ranked 28th overall in the nation. Da’Sean Butler has been their leading scorer with an average of 17.8 points per game.
The Pitt Panthers are recognized throughout college basketball betting as a Final Four contender. That being said the Panthers have slowed down a little bit with their toughest stretch of the college basketball betting season as they have gone 5-2 straight up and 4-3 against the spread in their last 7 games.
Still, Pitt is a powerhouse that is balanced on both ends of the court. The Panthers have lost just 6 out of 17 games against the spread this season. Sam Young, Levance Fields, and DeJuan Blair have been the main ingredients in the Panthers college basketball betting success. Pitt upset West Virginia 79-67 as 1-point road dogs on January 25.
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