Saturday, October 10, 2015
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The Virginia Cavaliers face the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48.5.
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Matt Johns finished his last game with 199 yards through the air for Virginia. He completed 12 passes out of 25 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. Daniel Hamm was the rushing leader for the Cavaliers last game. He carried the ball 8 times for an average of 3 yards per carry and ended with 22 yards. T.J. Thorpe led the team in receiving. He had a total of 75 yards on 1 receptions for an average of 75 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Virginia had 273 total yards on 66 plays. They gained 1 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 10 first downs on the game. The Cavaliers rushed for 40 yards by way of 33 carries.
Nathan Peterman finished his last game with 110 yards through the air for Pittsburgh. He completed 9 passes out of 15 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. Qadree Ollison was the rushing leader for the Panthers last game. He carried the ball 19 times for an average of 6 yards per carry and ended with 122 yards. Tyler Boyd led the team in receiving. He had a total of 48 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 10 yards per catch in the game. Pittsburgh had 276 total yards on 61 plays. They gained 8 rushing first downs, 6 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 15 first downs on the game. The Panthers rushed for 166 yards by way of 46 carries.
Virginia is averaging a total of 23 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 32.3 passes per game and completing 20 of them for a 62 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 255.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Cavaliers are averaging 93.8 rushing yards per game on 31.5 attempts per contest for an average of 3 yards per carry. They are also running 63.8 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 349.5 yards per contest. The Cavaliers manage 16.5 first downs per contest and they average a total of 60 penalty yards on 7.5 penalties.
Virginia allows 285.5 passing yards per game and 38.3 points per contest on defense. They give up 22.8 completions on 35.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.1. The Cavaliers allow an average of 159.8 rushing yards per game on 34.5 carries for a 4.6 average. Virginia allows 445.3 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play. They force 0 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 46.3 yards per game.
Pittsburgh is accumulating 27.5 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 22.3 passes per game and complete 14.8 of them for a 66.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 162.5 yards per game through the air as well. The Panthers rush for an average of 168.3 yards per contest on 40.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry for the season. They also run 62.8 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 330.8 yards in each contest. The Panthers are gaining 16.8 first downs per contest and they average 37 penalty yards on 5 penalties per game.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 172.5 passing yards and 21 points per contest. They give up 15.8 completions on 30.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.6 per game. The Panthers allow an average of 72.5 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Pittsburgh allows 245 total yards per game for an average of 4.1 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 52.3 yards in each contest.
Virginia Betting Trends
Virginia is 3-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Virginia has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 2-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/15 C Eric Tretlow Undisclosed out for season
09/07/15 OT Jake Fieler Undisclosed out for season
08/24/15 WR Umar Muhammad-Wyatt Knee out indefinitely
10/04/15 FB Colton Lively Leg "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/04/15 RB Darrin Hall Leg "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/03/15 OL Alex Paulina Shoulder out for season
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
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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