Saturday, October 3, 2015
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The Pittsburgh Panthers take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday at Lane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 52.
Pittsburgh was led in passing last game by Nathan Peterman, who finished with 219 yards through the air. He went 20 for 29 on the game, good for a 69% completion percentage. Darrin Hall led the Panthers in rushing with 38 yards. He averaged 3 yards per carry on his 14 rushing attempts for the game. Tyler Boyd led the team in receiving. He had a total of 131 yards on 10 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Pittsburgh got a total of 15 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 12 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 58 total plays for 282 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 55 yards on 27 attempts.
Virginia Tech was led in passing last game by Brenden Motley, who finished with 281 yards through the air. He went 20 for 35 on the game, good for a 57% completion percentage. Brenden Motley led the Hokies in rushing with 85 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 19 rushing attempts for the game. Isaiah Ford led the team in receiving. He had a total of 95 yards on 8 receptions for an average of 12 yards per catch in the game. Virginia Tech got a total of 20 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 10 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 77 total plays for 439 yards for the game. The Hokies ran for 158 yards on 42 attempts.
Pittsburgh is averaging 31 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 16.7 passes per game on 24.7 attempts for a 67.6 percent completion percentage and average 180 yards in the passing department per game. The Panthers are averaging 169 rushing yards per game on 38.7 attempts per contest for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. They also run 63.3 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 349 yards per game. The Panthers are averaging 17.3 first downs per game and they accumulate 29.3 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties.
Pittsburgh gives up 23.7 points per contest and an average of 199.7 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 18 completed passes on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.9. The Panthers allow 93.7 rushing yards per game on 27.7 carries for a 3.4 average per play. Pittsburgh allows 293.3 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 56.3 yards per game.
Virginia Tech is putting 36.3 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 17.5 passes per game on 29.3 attempts for a 59.8 percent completion percentage and average 247.5 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Hokies rush for an average of 205.8 yards per contest on 45.8 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry for the season. They also run 75 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 453.3 yards per game. The Hokies get an average of 20.8 first downs per game and they average 85 penalty yards per game via 9.5 penalties.
Virginia Tech surrenders 26 points per game and 169.8 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 11.3 completed passes per game on 25 attempts for a completion percentage of 45. The Hokies allow 205.5 rushing yards per contest on 37.5 carries for a 5.5 average per rush. Virginia Tech allows 375.3 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play. They force 2.8 turnovers per contest and 7.3 penalties for 71 yards in each contest.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 2-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 4-0-0 against the over/under so far this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/15 RB James Conner Knee out for season
08/26/15 RB Rachid Ibrahim Achilles out for season
08/21/15 DL Hez Trahan Personal has left team
08/13/15 OL Jaryd Jones-Smith Knee out for season
09/15/15 LB Andrew Motuapuaka Knee out indefinitely
09/15/15 RB Marshawn Williams Knee out indefinitely
09/07/15 QB Michael Brewer Shoulder expected to miss 4-8 weeks
08/24/15 LB Holland Fisher Personal has left team
08/24/15 CB Shawn Payne Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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