Virginia at Pittsburgh College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Heinz Field is the venue for the game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 53.5. The Panthers are 2-4-2 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-6-1. The Cavaliers are 4-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-4-0.
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Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-6-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-4-2 against the spread
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
10/23/17 S Juan Thornhill Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/09/17 WR Ben Hogg Undisclosed out for season
10/02/17 LB Malcolm Cook Ankle out indefinitely
09/04/17 CB Tim Harris Wrist out for season
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
10/23/17 DB Avonte Maddox Shoulder injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/22/17 LB Anthony McKee Jr. Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/22/17 RB Chawntez Moss Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/22/17 WR Dontavius Butler-Jenkins Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/22/17 FB George Aston Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
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 Virginia Cavaliers have run for 864 yards as a unit, which ranks 114th in the nation. They've run 239 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 34 times for 309 yards so far this year, which has them 111th in the country in penalties. They are 90th in Division 1 in points scored with 183. They have run 530 plays this year for 2,696 yards, which ranks them 47th in the nation in total offense. The Cavaliers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 107th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 152 1st downs this season, ranking them 64th overall as an offensive unit. Kurt Benkert has completed 175 throws while attempting 281 passes for a completion percentage of 62.3%. He has passed for 1,806 yards this year. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 131.
The Cavaliers rush defense has given up 261 attempts for 1,105 yards this season, putting them in 55th place in the country against the run. They have had 37 penalties for 329 yards on defense this year. That places them 37th in Division 1. Virginia is 48th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 161. They have given up a total of 2,399 yards on D, which is 30th in the nation. The Cavaliers are 37th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 112 throws on 206 attempts against the Virginia Cavaliers defense this season, ranking them 29th and 37th in the country. The Virginia pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,294 yards in the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Cavaliers have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 107th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Virginia Cavaliers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,764 yards on 40 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NCAA in punting average. Virginia is 35th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 74 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 82nd in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 392 yards on special teams, which puts them 67th in kick return yardage. The Cavaliers average 25 yards per kick return and they are 90th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,162.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Panthers are 85th in Division 1 in points scored with 187. They have run 565 plays this season for 2,964 yards, which ranks them 46th in the nation in total offense. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 5.2 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 156 1st downs this year, placing them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 1,132 yards as a team, which ranks 68th in the country. They've run 300 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 33 times for 319 yards so far this season, which has them 114th in the nation in penalties. Ben DiNucci has thrown for 761 yards this season. He has completed 63 passes on 115 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 113.8. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw.
Pittsburgh is 99th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 237. They have surrendered a total of 3,511 yards on D, which is 118th in Division 1. The Panthers are ranked 122nd in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opposing offenses have completed 141 passes on 244 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, placing them 84th and 91st in the country. The Pittsburgh Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,163 yards through the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 278 attempts for 1,348 yards this year, putting them in 88th place in D-1 against the run. The Panthers have committed 37 penalties for 274 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is ranked 26th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 237 punt return yards and average 16.9 yards per return, which is 8th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 493 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 46th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,694. The Panthers have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 8, which is 55th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 62%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,780 yards on 40 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 20th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers -4
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