Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets host the Pittsburgh Panthers at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 60. The Yellow Jackets have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread. The Panthers have an ATS record of 0-2-1 while their over/under record is 1-2-0.
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Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 0-2-1 against the spread
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
09/17/17 WR Dontavius Butler-Jenkins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
09/17/17 FB George Aston Leg "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
09/17/17 DB Jordan Whitehead Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
09/17/17 DB Paris Ford Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
09/17/17 DB Phillipie Motley Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
09/06/17 LB Quintin Wirginis Undisclosed out for season
08/25/17 WR Tre Tipton Knee out for season
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
09/17/17 OL Andrew Marshall Leg expected to miss Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
09/17/17 LB David Curry Leg expected to miss Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
09/10/17 DL Kyle Cerge-Henderson Leg probable
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Panthers have run for 466 yards as a team, which ranks 78th in college football. They've run 132 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 12 times for 105 yards so far this season, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. They are 101st in the nation in points scored with 63. They have run 232 plays this season for 1,081 yards, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Panthers average 4.7 yards per play, which is 113th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 65 1st downs this year, placing them 49th overall as an offensive unit. Max Browne averages 5.1 yards per pass attempt and 4.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 43 passes on 66 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 107.1. He has thrown for 338 yards this season.
The Panthers rush defense has allowed 82 attempts for 398 yards this year, putting them in 65th place in D-1 against the run. Pittsburgh has committed 10 penalties for 90 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in college football. They are 117th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 113. They have surrendered a total of 1,445 yards on D, which is 113th in the country. The Panthers are ranked 128th in yards per play allowed with 8.1. Opposing offenses have completed 59 passes on 97 attempts against the Pittsburgh Panthers defense this season, placing them 80th and 76th in Division 1. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also given up a total of 1,047 yards through the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Panthers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 2, which is 80th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Pittsburgh Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 595 yards on 13 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 19th in Division 1 in punting average. Pittsburgh is ranked 88th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 66 punt return yards and average 16.5 yards per return, which is 11th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 189 yards on special teams, ranking 41st in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,336.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Yellow Jackets are 82nd in the country in points scored with 78. They have run 152 plays this year for 977 yards, which ranks them 125th in Division 1 in total offense. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets average 6.4 yards per play, which is 36th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this season, ranking them 97th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia Tech has run for 745 yards as a unit, which ranks 13th in college football. They've run 135 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. Georgia Tech has been penalized on offense 12 times for 107 yards so far this year, which has them 105th in the country in penalties. TaQuon Marshall has passed for 232 yards this year. He's completed 10 throws while attempting 16 passes for a completion percentage of 62.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 246.2. He averages 18.3 adjusted yards per throw and 14.5 yards per pass attempt.
Georgia Tech is 39th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 52. They have given up a total of 558 yards on D, which is 8th in D-1. The Yellow Jackets are 46th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 28 throws on 51 attempts against the Georgia Tech defense this season, ranking them 11th and 7th in the nation. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets pass defense has also surrendered a total of 294 yards in the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 60 attempts for 264 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the country against the run. The Yellow Jackets have had 7 penalties for 73 yards on defense this year. That places them 7th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia Tech is 65th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 12 punt return yards and average 2.4 yards per return, which is 101st in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 39 yards on special teams, which puts them 124th in kick return yardage. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets average 10 yards per kick return and they are 111th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,028. The Yellow Jackets have tried 3 field goals this year and made 1, which is 99th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Georgia Tech kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 9 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 258 yards on 6 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 51st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets -7.5
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