3/3/2008 Pittsburgh at West Virginia Free Picks by John Martin Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Monday, 03 March 2008 07:26

The Pittsburgh Panthers take on the West Virginia Mountaineers Monday and John Martin suggests putting 1 unit on WVU to cover the spread. Oddmakers from online sportsbook Bodog opened the betting line at West Virginia –5.5, but the line has since risen to West Virginia -6.

Martin writes: West Virginia is 12-3 at home this season, scoring a blistering 80 points per game. They are allowing just 60 points per game at home, a point differential of 20 points per game. The Mountaineers are coming into this game with serious revenge on their minds following a tough 1-point loss at Pittsburgh earlier this season. They will get that revenge in a blowout home victory tonight. West Virginia is on the bubble right now and must win this game tonight to basically seal the deal on an Big Dance birth. West Virginia is 8-1 ATS in home games after 2 straight games committing 11 or less turnovers over the last 2 seasons. Pittsburgh is 10-22 ATS in road games after a win by 6 points or less since 1997. Cash in with West Virginia as the favorite.

Public betting information shows that of the 3,580 wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 55% of bettors like Pittsburgh to cover the 6-point spread against West Virginia. Accuscore has West Virginia as a 66% favorite.

Some trends to consider for tonight’s game:

-W VIRGINIA is 24-12 ATS (+10.8 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.

-PITTSBURGH is 3-2 against the spread versus W VIRGINIA over the last 3 seasons

-PITTSBURGH is 5-1 straight up against W VIRGINIA over the last 3 seasons

-5 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

-Pittsburgh: 6-0 Under Away off BB conference wins

-West Virginia: 9-1 Under as a home favorite of 3.5 to 6 points

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