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PITTSBURGH (13-4) AT VILLANOVA (11-5) 
 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLinePF/PASUATSO/UFG%FT%3PT%FG%FT%3PT%
729: PITTSBURGH
730: VILLANOVA
129.0
+4.5
73.2 / 54.2
71.1 / 66.9
13-4
11-5
5-6
10-3
6-1
5-5
49.9
40.8
67.0
71.9
35.3
33.6
39.8
40.4
73.6
68.6
31.5
36.0
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Rating
 EstimateEdge
PITTSBURGH-3 
VILLANOVA  
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
PITTSBURGH - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
in all games5-635-39219-2096-136-32156-14713-463-27366-153
in all lined games5-635-39219-2096-136-32156-1477-447-27284-152
when the total is 120 to 129.50-47-1231-394-013-645-270-48-1145-27
as a favorite4-526-34147-1434-129-25123-1036-341-19229-67
as a road favorite of 3.5 to 6 points0-01-37-100-02-27-90-02-210-7
in road games1-114-1180-752-010-1451-531-113-1282-77
in road lined games1-114-1180-752-010-1451-531-113-1280-77
in a road game where the total is 120 to 129.50-14-38-91-04-311-70-13-49-9
against conference opponents1-321-22148-1384-020-23101-1061-322-21172-119
in January games1-210-1062-553-011-943-381-211-976-45
on Wednesday games1-110-742-321-06-925-282-115-569-22
after a conference game1-222-20147-1333-019-2398-1071-223-19179-111
off a loss against a conference rival1-111-960-502-08-1233-351-19-1166-48
when playing against a team with a winning record2-424-32173-1685-030-24130-1262-433-26230-136
when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games0-017-17112-1030-017-1784-920-018-16127-93

VILLANOVA - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
in all games10-329-41231-2215-537-29166-15211-545-36319-188
in all lined games10-329-41231-2215-537-29166-1528-536-36271-187
when the total is 120 to 129.50-02-316-200-04-122-140-02-321-15
as an underdog6-211-1891-842-417-1057-564-46-2455-123
as a home underdog of 3.5 to 6 points1-11-23-30-21-21-41-11-23-3
in all home games4-214-1899-923-216-1367-636-228-12183-52
in home lined games4-214-1899-923-216-1367-634-221-12142-52
in a home game where the total is 120 to 129.50-00-15-70-01-08-40-00-18-4
against conference opponents3-016-24137-1431-024-15109-882-117-25152-133
in January games3-014-662-651-013-549-312-111-1074-57
on Wednesday games2-16-1051-401-17-632-292-19-865-30
after a conference game2-014-24135-1410-021-16105-942-117-24152-132
off a loss against a conference rival0-07-1557-690-014-946-420-08-1568-61
when playing against a team with a winning record6-319-33177-1633-327-21131-1215-521-34194-165
when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games1-08-18108-1020-012-1383-850-16-21103-111
versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games1-09-1342-440-011-1039-400-17-1641-48
versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game4-317-1977-770-417-1569-554-417-2286-77
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games13-4-9.55-66-173.233.849.9%34.554.226.939.8%26.9
Road Games3-2-23-24-069.633.046.7%32.656.625.640.2%31.4
Last 5 Games2-3-10.51-34-064.431.243.4%31.459.827.243.0%31.0
Conference Games1-3-10.51-34-065.731.543.7%29.764.030.044.1%33.5
PITTSBURGH Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)73.233.828-5549.9%5-1435.3%13-1967.0%34121816794
vs opponents surrendering67.431.424-5543.8%6-1833.9%13-2067.3%341014177144
Team Stats (Road Games)69.633.026-5546.7%7-1642.0%11-1669.1%331117197103
Stats Against (All Games)54.226.919-4739.8%5-1731.5%11-1673.6%2779174144
vs opponents averaging68.632.424-5643.5%6-1933.4%13-1969.1%351013187134
Stats Against (Road Games)56.625.620-4940.2%4-1625.6%13-1876.1%31109175144

VILLANOVA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games11-5+0.210-35-571.133.940.8%38.466.929.040.4%33.2
Home Games6-2-24-23-273.034.241.2%39.968.630.941.3%32.5
Last 5 Games4-1+2.23-01-074.636.439.4%39.665.428.639.6%35.0
Conference Games2-1+2.23-01-073.335.339.0%43.070.329.041.6%33.3
VILLANOVA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)71.133.922-5440.8%7-2033.6%20-2871.9%381112198164
vs opponents surrendering65.630.724-5741.5%6-1832.0%13-1969.2%371013186144
Team Stats (Home Games)73.034.223-5741.2%7-2231.6%19-2870.1%401213189164
Stats Against (All Games)66.929.022-5440.4%8-2236.0%15-2268.6%33714228154
vs opponents averaging66.731.324-5741.5%6-1932.9%13-2067.6%361013177134
Stats Against (Home Games)68.630.922-5441.3%9-2338.5%15-2168.8%32715219164
Average power rating of opponents played: PITTSBURGH 71.4,  VILLANOVA 72.2
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1997
PITTSBURGH is 13-8 against the spread versus VILLANOVA since 1997
PITTSBURGH is 12-9 straight up against VILLANOVA since 1997
11 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1997
Games over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 3-0 against the spread versus VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 3-0 straight up against VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at VILLANOVA since 1997
VILLANOVA is 5-3 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH since 1997
VILLANOVA is 5-3 straight up against PITTSBURGH since 1997
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1997
Games played at VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 against the spread versus VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 straight up against VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

 Shooting   3pt shotsFree ThrowsRebounds 
DateTeamsScoreLineResultHalfFGM-APctFGM-APctFTM-APctTot.OFFTO
2/5/2012VILLANOVA70144.5 Over2823-6435.9%6-1931.6%18-2378.3%361611
 PITTSBURGH79-8.5SU ATS4022-5143.1%8-1844.4%27-3187.1%37915
3/5/2011VILLANOVA50134.5 Under1819-5137.3%7-2231.8%5-1050.0%2399
 PITTSBURGH60-9.5SU ATS2217-4141.5%3-933.3%23-2688.5%36913
2/12/2011PITTSBURGH57138SU ATS2318-4639.1%1-1010.0%20-3066.7%28710
 VILLANOVA54-2.5 Under2718-5036.0%3-1520.0%15-2075.0%361212
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring VILLANOVA in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 46.9% of the time since 1997. (160-181)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 53.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (32-28)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in VILLANOVA games 53% of the time since 1997. (192-170)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in VILLANOVA games 51.8% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (29-27)
No Edge.
 
As indicated by the movement of the total, the betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 46.7% of the time since 1997. (127-145)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 52.4% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (33-30)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in VILLANOVA games 49.3% of the time since 1997. (134-138)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in VILLANOVA games 49.1% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (28-29)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
PITTSBURGH
[G] 01/15/2013 - Tray Woodall is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Villanova ( Concussion )
[C] 12/28/2012 - Malcolm Gilbert expected to transfer ( Undisclosed )
[G] 11/13/2012 - John Johnson has left the team ( None )
VILLANOVA
No significant injuries.
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