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VILLANOVA (18-11) AT PITTSBURGH (22-7) 
 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLinePF/PASUATSO/UFG%FT%3PT%FG%FT%3PT%
821: VILLANOVA
822: PITTSBURGH
OFF
-9.5
68.4 / 64.7
69.4 / 54.6
18-11
22-7
17-9
12-11
9-10
9-8
41.7
47.3
71.8
66.3
34.3
35.0
39.9
38.9
67.7
71.4
36.5
29.7
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
VILLANOVA  
PITTSBURGH-8 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
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 games17-936-47238-2279-1041-34170-15718-1152-42326-194
in all lined games17-936-47238-2279-1041-34170-15715-1143-42278-193
as an underdog10-515-2195-873-718-1358-597-89-2858-127
as a road underdog of 9.5 to 12 points0-01-310-50-02-26-50-00-43-12
in road games8-314-1888-843-417-1264-536-615-2083-99
in road lined games8-314-1888-843-417-1264-535-613-2077-98
against conference opponents10-623-30144-1495-528-20113-939-724-31159-139
in March games0-02-538-430-03-433-370-02-543-38
when playing with 5 or 6 days rest2-04-321-240-12-312-174-08-137-16
after a conference game9-621-30142-1474-525-21109-999-724-30159-138
revenging a home loss vs opponent4-16-726-260-32-914-252-35-926-27
off a loss against a conference rival3-310-1860-721-215-1147-443-311-1871-64
when playing against a team with a winning record11-724-37182-1675-729-25133-12510-926-38199-169
when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games6-413-22113-1062-414-1785-895-511-25108-115
versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games6-314-1647-471-412-1440-444-511-2045-52
versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game9-622-2282-801-818-1970-598-821-2690-81

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 games12-1142-44226-2149-839-39159-15422-772-30375-156
in all lined games12-1142-44226-2149-839-39159-15416-756-30293-155
as a favorite9-1031-39152-1487-632-30126-10814-549-21237-69
as a home favorite of 9.5 to 12 points1-36-616-202-27-520-122-28-430-7
in all home games5-718-2599-953-421-1673-5815-347-12235-44
in home lined games5-718-2599-953-421-1673-589-331-12156-43
against conference opponents8-828-27155-1437-723-30104-11310-631-24181-122
in March games0-07-746-420-08-639-410-09-558-30
after a conference game8-729-25154-1386-722-30101-11410-532-22188-114
off a win against a conference rival4-515-1590-864-314-1468-746-320-10115-65
after allowing 60 points or less6-717-2187-894-516-1862-6414-433-14162-54
when playing against a team with a winning record8-930-37179-1738-733-31133-13310-741-29238-139
when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games6-523-22118-1083-720-2487-998-326-19135-96
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.
VILLANOVA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games18-11+4.617-99-1068.431.941.7%36.764.728.639.9%33.1
Road Games7-7-0.19-44-568.432.942.4%36.165.829.140.4%32.6
Last 5 Games3-2+0.72-32-263.226.841.7%32.262.830.043.4%30.8
Conference Games9-7+6.610-65-566.730.642.0%36.263.628.239.7%33.1
VILLANOVA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)68.431.922-5241.7%6-1934.3%19-2671.8%371012197154
vs opponents surrendering64.829.923-5641.5%6-1832.0%13-1969.4%351013186144
Team Stats (Road Games)68.432.922-5142.4%6-1735.7%19-2573.7%36912206164
Stats Against (All Games)64.728.621-5339.9%7-2036.5%15-2267.7%33813218153
vs opponents averaging67.231.224-5642.6%6-1833.1%14-2068.9%351013177134
Stats Against (Road Games)65.829.121-5340.4%7-2037.0%15-2367.9%33813218144

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games22-7-12.612-119-869.432.047.3%35.354.627.138.9%28.6
Home Games15-3-125-73-471.433.148.6%36.952.826.438.1%26.6
Last 5 Games3-2-63-21-360.026.641.4%31.654.628.837.3%33.8
Conference Games10-6-13.68-87-764.630.043.4%34.757.327.939.2%31.6
PITTSBURGH Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)69.432.026-5447.3%5-1435.0%14-2066.3%351216177114
vs opponents surrendering65.830.323-5542.4%6-1833.1%13-1968.3%351013187143
Team Stats (Home Games)71.433.126-5448.6%4-1331.8%14-2167.2%371217167105
Stats Against (All Games)54.627.119-4838.9%5-1729.7%12-1771.4%29810175144
vs opponents averaging68.131.724-5643.1%6-1833.1%14-2069.1%351013177134
Stats Against (Home Games)52.826.418-4738.1%5-1731.7%11-1669.9%2779185143
Average power rating of opponents played: VILLANOVA 76.6,  PITTSBURGH 74.7
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 14-8 against the spread versus VILLANOVA since 1997
PITTSBURGH is 13-9 straight up against VILLANOVA since 1997
12 of 15 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1997
Games over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 4-0 against the spread versus VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 4-0 straight up against VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at PITTSBURGH since 1997
PITTSBURGH is 8-0 against the spread versus VILLANOVA since 1997
PITTSBURGH is 8-0 straight up against VILLANOVA since 1997
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1997
Games played at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 2-0 against the spread versus VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 2-0 straight up against VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

 Shooting   3pt shotsFree ThrowsRebounds 
DateTeamsScoreLineResultHalfFGM-APctFGM-APctFTM-APctTot.OFFTO
1/16/2013PITTSBURGH58-4.5SU ATS2218-4936.7%3-1520.0%19-2673.1%39715
 VILLANOVA43129 Under2314-4431.8%5-1631.2%10-1471.4%27118
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 PITTSBURGH in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in VILLANOVA games 52.5% of the time since 1997. (196-177)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in VILLANOVA games 49.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (33-34)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 46% of the time since 1997. (162-190)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 47.9% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (34-37)
No Edge.
 
No total has been posted for this game.
Key Player Injuries
VILLANOVA
No significant injuries.
PITTSBURGH
[C] 03/03/2013 - Steven Adams "?" Sunday vs. Villanova ( Ankle )
[C] 12/28/2012 - Malcolm Gilbert expected to transfer ( Undisclosed )
[G] 11/13/2012 - John Johnson has left the team ( None )
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