Pittsburgh at Syracuse College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Carrier Dome is the venue for the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 61. The Orange are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-4-0. The Panthers are 1-3-1 ATS and their over/under record is 1-3-1.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-3-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-3-1 against the spread
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
10/01/17 LB Anthony McKee Jr. Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
10/01/17 WR Dontavius Butler-Jenkins Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
10/01/17 FB George Aston Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
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
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
10/01/17 DE Jake Pickard Knee "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/01/17 WR Jamal Custis Arm "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/01/17 DL Josh Black Leg "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/01/17 DL Kendall Coleman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
09/10/17 CB Antwan Cordy Leg out indefinitely
08/30/17 OL Aaron Roberts Knee out for season
08/30/17 DB Devon Clarke Eligibility out for season
08/29/17 C Donnie Foster Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Panthers have run for 572 yards as a unit, which ranks 99th in the nation. They've run 185 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 17 times for 156 yards so far this year, which has them 123rd in the country in penalties. They are 79th in Division 1 in points scored with 122. They have run 353 plays this year for 1,795 yards, which ranks them 39th in the nation in total offense. The Panthers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 105th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 100 1st downs this season, ranking them 49th overall as an offensive unit. Max Browne has completed 53 throws while attempting 81 passes for a completion percentage of 65.4%. He has passed for 426 yards this year. He averages 4.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 108.7.
The Panthers rush defense has given up 172 attempts for 889 yards this season, putting them in 99th place in the country against the run. They have had 18 penalties for 145 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 109th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 158. They have given up a total of 2,206 yards on D, which is 111th in the nation. The Panthers are 126th in yards per play allowed with 7.2. Opponent offenses have completed 78 throws on 136 attempts against the Pittsburgh Panthers defense this season, ranking them 48th and 48th in the country. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,317 yards in the air, which is 112th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Panthers have tried 6 field goals this year and made 3, which is 101st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Pittsburgh Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,077 yards on 23 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 4th in the NCAA in punting average. Pittsburgh is 39th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 184 punt return yards and average 20.4 yards per return, which is 6th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 349 yards on special teams, which puts them 30th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 49th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,328.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Orange are 35th in Division 1 in points scored with 165. They have run 425 plays this season for 2,301 yards, which ranks them 11th in the nation in total offense. The Syracuse Orange average 5.4 yards per play, which is 89th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 121 1st downs this year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Syracuse has run for 716 yards as a team, which ranks 68th in the country. They've run 191 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 36 times for 303 yards so far this season, which has them 24th in the nation in penalties. Eric Dungey has thrown for 1,052 yards this season. He has completed 105 passes on 166 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 124.8. He averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Syracuse is 72nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 122. They have surrendered a total of 1,788 yards on D, which is 72nd in Division 1. The Orange are ranked 39th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 92 passes on 166 attempts against the Syracuse defense this season, placing them 79th and 94th in the country. The Syracuse Orange pass defense has also given up a total of 1,128 yards through the air, which is 83rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 182 attempts for 660 yards this year, putting them in 63rd place in D-1 against the run. The Orange have committed 31 penalties for 293 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 96th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Syracuse is ranked 13th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 62 punt return yards and average 5.2 yards per return, which is 81st in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 382 yards on special teams, ranking 25th in kick return yardage. The Syracuse Orange average 26 yards per kick return and they are 15th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,745. The Orange have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 10, which is 8th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Syracuse kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,113 yards on 24 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 8th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Orange college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers +2
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