Friday's contest between the Pittsburgh Panthers (3-0) and the Jacksonville Dolphins (2-1) at Petersen Events Center has a good chance to be a lopsided matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 84-64 and heavily favors Pittsburgh to secure the victory. Game time is at 7:00 PM ET on November 17.

According to our computer prediction, Pittsburgh projects to cover the 15.5-point spread in its matchup versus Jacksonville. The total is currently listed at 140.5, and the two teams are projected to exceed it.

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Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: ACC Network Extra
  • Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: Petersen Events Center
  • Line: Pittsburgh -15.5
  • Point Total: 140.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Pittsburgh -2000, Jacksonville +1000

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Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Pittsburgh 84, Jacksonville 64

Spread & Total Prediction for Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh

  • Pick ATS: Pittsburgh (-15.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (140.5)

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Jacksonville Performance Insights

  • Because of Jacksonville's offensive struggles last year, ranking 14th-worst in the country with 63.3 points per game, it was forced to lean on its defense, which ranked 18th-best in college basketball by giving up 62.6 points per game.
  • The Dolphins averaged 30.7 boards per game last season (248th-ranked in college basketball), and they ceded just 27.0 rebounds per contest (10th-best).
  • Jacksonville averaged 13.0 assists per game, which ranked them 179th in the nation.
  • The Dolphins, who were 84th in college basketball with 10.9 turnovers per game, forced 8.8 turnovers per contest, which was worst in the country.
  • The Dolphins drained 6.9 treys per game (229th-ranked in college basketball) last season, while putting up a 34.0% three-point percentage (183rd-ranked).
  • Jacksonville ceded 8.3 three-pointers per game (300th-ranked in college basketball). It allowed opposing teams to shoot 32.0% (73rd-ranked) from downtown.
  • Jacksonville took 61.3% two-pointers and 38.7% threes last season. Of the team's buckets, 70.8% were two-pointers and 29.2% were threes.

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