Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech College Football Picks & Parlay 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
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Lane Stadium/Worsham Field is the venue for the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 15.5 point favorites. The Hokies are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-6-1. The Panthers are 3-5-2 ATS and their over/under record is 2-7-1.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-7-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-5-2 against the spread
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-6-1 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-5-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/12/17 LB Anthony McKee Jr. Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/12/17 DB Avonte Maddox Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/12/17 WR Dontavius Butler-Jenkins Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/12/17 FB George Aston Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
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
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/12/17 CB Adonis Alexander Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/12/17 WR C.J. Carroll Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/12/17 TE Drake Delullis Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/12/17 RB Steven Peoples Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/12/17 OL Yosuah Nijman Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/03/17 WR Caleb Farley Knee is out for season
10/06/17 DB Divine Deablo Foot out for season
09/13/17 LB Tavante Beckett Legal problems out indefinitely
08/30/17 RB D.J. Reid Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Panthers have run for 1,573 yards as a unit, which ranks 72nd in the nation. They've run 385 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 40 times for 399 yards so far this year, which has them 124th in the country in penalties. They are 90th in Division 1 in points scored with 249. They have run 685 plays this year for 3,681 yards, which ranks them 79th in the nation in total offense. The Panthers average 5.4 yards per play, which is 89th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 200 1st downs this season, ranking them 77th overall as an offensive unit. Ben DiNucci has completed 84 throws while attempting 150 passes for a completion percentage of 56%. He has passed for 1,037 yards this year. He averages 6.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 117.5.
The Panthers rush defense has given up 341 attempts for 1,546 yards this season, putting them in 60th place in the country against the run. They have had 47 penalties for 384 yards on defense this year. That places them 10th in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 78th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 285. They have given up a total of 4,191 yards on D, which is 89th in the nation. The Panthers are 112th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 184 throws on 318 attempts against the Pittsburgh Panthers defense this season, ranking them 70th and 83rd in the country. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,645 yards in the air, which is 111th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Panthers have tried 16 field goals this year and made 10, which is 78th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Pittsburgh Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,074 yards on 47 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NCAA in punting average. Pittsburgh is 48th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 312 punt return yards and average 19.5 yards per return, which is 3rd in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 512 yards on special teams, which puts them 88th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,505.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hokies are 43rd in Division 1 in points scored with 315. They have run 750 plays this season for 4,129 yards, which ranks them 46th in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 5.5 yards per play, which is 84th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 219 1st downs this year, placing them 39th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech has run for 1,647 yards as a team, which ranks 62nd in the country. They've run 440 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 47 times for 438 yards so far this season, which has them 106th in the nation in penalties. Josh Jackson has thrown for 2,382 yards this season. He has completed 183 passes on 297 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.8. He averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Virginia Tech is 6th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 148. They have surrendered a total of 3,106 yards on D, which is 16th in Division 1. The Hokies are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 115 passes on 258 attempts against the Virginia Tech defense this season, placing them 3rd and 15th in the country. The Virginia Tech Hokies pass defense has also given up a total of 1,740 yards through the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 381 attempts for 1,366 yards this year, putting them in 35th place in D-1 against the run. The Hokies have committed 73 penalties for 551 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 68th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia Tech is ranked 1st in the nation in punt returns with 35. They've accumulated 386 punt return yards and average 11 yards per return, which is 27th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 483 yards on special teams, ranking 96th in kick return yardage. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 25 yards per kick return and they are 37th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,998. The Hokies have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 15, which is 27th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 68%. Virginia Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,168 yards on 51 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 50th in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Panthers +15.5 and under 54 total points
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