North Carolina at Pittsburgh College Football Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
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Heinz Field is the venue for the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Pittsburgh Panthers on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 8.5 point favorites. The Panthers are 3-4-2 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-7-1. The Tar Heels are 2-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-5-0.
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Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 2-7-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-7-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-4-2 against the spread
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
10/28/17 QB Brandon Harris Undisclosed is "?"
10/28/17 OL Tyler Pritchett Undisclosed is "?"
10/28/17 DL Jordon Riley Undisclosed is "?"
10/28/17 RB Michael Carter Undisclosed is "?"
10/28/17 LB Dominique Ross Undisclosed is "?"
10/28/17 S Donnie Miles Undisclosed is "?"
10/27/17 RB Stanton Truitt Undisclosed is out for season
10/13/17 CB Corey Bell Jr. Undisclosed out for season
10/13/17 WR Devin Perry Undisclosed out for season
09/29/17 TE Carl Tucker Undisclosed out for season
09/29/17 DL Tyler Powell Undisclosed out for season
09/28/17 WR Austin Proehl Collarbone out for season
09/28/17 WR Rontavius Groves Knee out for season
09/22/17 T William Sweet Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 WR Thomas Jackson Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 S Jesse Cuccia Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 OL Luke Elder Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 TE Noah Turner Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 S D.J. Ford Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 RB Jacob Schmidt Undisclosed out for season
09/18/17 LB Andre Smith Knee out for season
09/01/17 RB Antwuan Branch Undisclosed out for season
08/30/17 C Tommy Hatton Left Team out for season
08/30/17 OL Jared Cohen Left Team out for season
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
10/28/17 LB Anthony McKee Jr. Upper Body is "?"
10/28/17 DB Avonte Maddox Shoulder is "?"
10/28/17 RB Chawntez Moss Undisclosed is "?"
10/28/17 WR Dontavius Butler-Jenkins Leg is "?"
10/28/17 FB George Aston Ankle is "?"
10/08/17 QB Max Browne Shoulder out for season
09/22/17 FB Colton Lively Upper Body out for season
09/22/17 WR Michael Vardzel Upper Body out for season
09/06/17 LB Quintin Wirginis Lower Body out indefinitely
08/25/17 WR Tre Tipton Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Carolina Tar Heels have run for 1,239 yards as a unit, which ranks 95th in the nation. They've run 328 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Tar Heels have been penalized on offense 70 times for 647 yards so far this year, which has them 16th in the country in penalties. They are 108th in Division 1 in points scored with 192. They have run 628 plays this year for 3,098 yards, which ranks them 81st in the nation in total offense. The Tar Heels average 4.9 yards per play, which is 114th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 162 1st downs this season, ranking them 109th overall as an offensive unit. Chazz Surratt has completed 105 throws while attempting 181 passes for a completion percentage of 58%. He has passed for 1,284 yards this year. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.
The Tar Heels rush defense has given up 405 attempts for 1,846 yards this season, putting them in 106th place in the country against the run. They have had 49 penalties for 427 yards on defense this year. That places them 45th in Division 1. North Carolina is 105th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 301. They have given up a total of 4,024 yards on D, which is 107th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 84th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 154 throws on 283 attempts against the North Carolina Tar Heels defense this season, ranking them 46th and 69th in the country. The North Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,178 yards in the air, which is 87th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Carolina Tar Heels have tried 10 field goals this year and made 6, which is 114th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. North Carolina Tar Heels kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,682 yards on 59 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NCAA in punting average. North Carolina is 51st in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 138 punt return yards and average 9.9 yards per return, which is 34th in D-1. They have returned 33 kicks for 782 yards on special teams, which puts them 8th in kick return yardage. The Tar Heels average 24 yards per kick return and they are 89th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,018.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Panthers are 95th in Division 1 in points scored with 218. They have run 623 plays this season for 3,274 yards, which ranks them 76th in the nation in total offense. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 5.3 yards per play, which is 97th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 175 1st downs this year, placing them 88th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 1,308 yards as a team, which ranks 84th in the country. They've run 340 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 39 times for 384 yards so far this season, which has them 117th in the nation in penalties. Ben DiNucci has thrown for 895 yards this season. He has completed 73 passes on 133 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 115.3. He averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw.
Pittsburgh is 72nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 251. They have surrendered a total of 3,825 yards on D, which is 93rd in Division 1. The Panthers are ranked 111th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 163 passes on 286 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, placing them 66th and 74th in the country. The Pittsburgh Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,375 yards through the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 309 attempts for 1,450 yards this year, putting them in 62nd place in D-1 against the run. The Panthers have committed 40 penalties for 319 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 8th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is ranked 41st in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 312 punt return yards and average 19.5 yards per return, which is 3rd in college football. They have returned 27 kicks for 496 yards on special teams, ranking 66th in kick return yardage. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,082. The Panthers have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 9, which is 81st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,890 yards on 43 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers -8.5
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