Pittsburgh at Penn State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Beaver Stadium is the venue for the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 20 point favorites. The total has been set at 67.5. The Nittany Lions are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0. The Panthers are 0-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
08/25/17 FB George Aston Leg out indefinitely
08/25/17 DB Jordan Whitehead Suspension expected to miss first 3 games of the season (eligible to return 9/23 vs Georgia Tech)
08/25/17 LB Quintin Wirginis Suspension expected to miss first 3 games of the season (eligible to return 9/23 vs Georgia Tech)
08/25/17 WR Tre Tipton Knee out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
09/04/17 DE Shareef Miller Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
09/02/17 OL Andrew Nelson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
08/31/17 CB John Reid Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Panthers have run for 208 yards as a unit, which ranks 52nd in the nation. They've run 53 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. They are 77th in Division 1 in points scored with 28. They have run 77 plays this year for 348 yards, which ranks them 108th in the nation in total offense. The Panthers average 4.5 yards per play, which is 100th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 24 1st downs this season, ranking them 59th overall as an offensive unit. Max Browne has completed 17 throws while attempting 24 passes for a completion percentage of 70.8%. He has passed for 140 yards this year. He averages 6.7 adjusted yards per throw and 5.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 133.6.
The Panthers rush defense has given up 26 attempts for 107 yards this season, putting them in 58th place in the country against the run. They have had 5 penalties for 45 yards on defense this year. That places them 47th in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 63rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 21. They have given up a total of 418 yards on D, which is 80th in the nation. The Panthers are 117th in yards per play allowed with 7.2. Opponent offenses have completed 18 throws on 32 attempts against the Pittsburgh Panthers defense this season, ranking them 57th and 66th in the country. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also surrendered a total of 311 yards in the air, which is 100th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 81 yards on 2 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 77th in the NCAA in punting average. Pittsburgh has returned 3 kicks for 71 yards on special teams, which puts them 47th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 72nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 485.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions are 27th in Division 1 in points scored with 52. They have run 65 plays this season for 569 yards, which ranks them 29th in the nation in total offense. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 8.8 yards per play, which is 9th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 24 1st downs this year, placing them 58th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Penn State has run for 247 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in the country. They've run 34 times, averaging 7.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Nittany Lions have been penalized on offense 5 times for 45 yards so far this season, which has them 83rd in the nation in penalties. Trace McSorley has thrown for 280 yards this season. He has completed 18 passes on 25 attempts for a completion percentage of 72%. His quarterback rating this year is 184.5. He averages 11.2 yards per pass attempt and 11 adjusted yards per throw.
Penn State is 7th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 0. They have surrendered a total of 159 yards on D, which is 15th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 2.5. Opposing offenses have completed 14 passes on 29 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, placing them 38th and 47th in the country. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also given up a total of 86 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 34 attempts for 73 yards this year, putting them in 33rd place in D-1 against the run. The Nittany Lions have committed 9 penalties for 84 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 105th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Penn State is ranked 7th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 130 punt return yards and average 26 yards per return, which is 8th in college football. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 20 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the country in all-purpose yards with 719. The Nittany Lions have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 1, which is 65th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Penn State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 100 yards on 2 punts, averaging 50 yards per punt. That places them 10th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nittany Lions -20
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