Pittsburgh at Virginia College Football Picks and Predictions 11/2/2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
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Scott Stadium is the venue for the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 7.5 point favorites. The Cavaliers are 7-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-0. The Panthers are 4-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-4-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-1-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
10/28/18 DL Jaylen Twyman Foot is questionable Friday vs Virginia
10/28/18 DB Phil Campbell lll Illness is questionable Friday vs Virginia
10/28/18 WR Taysir Mack Foot is questionable Friday vs Virginia
10/10/18 LB Quintin Wirginis Knee is out for season
10/10/18 TE Tyler Sear Personal has left team
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
10/28/18 LB Jordan Mack Undisclosed is probable Friday vs Pittsburgh U
10/28/18 LB Malcolm Cook Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Pittsburgh U
09/24/18 DE Richard Burney Undisclosed is out for season
09/24/18 DL John Kirven Retired is out indefinitely
09/04/18 OL Tyler Fannin Foot is out for season
09/04/18 DL Cassius Peat Left Team is out for season
09/04/18 LB Dominic Sheppard Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Panthers have run for 1,823 yards as a unit, which ranks 23rd in the nation. They've run 318 times, averaging 5.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 55 times for 534 yards so far this year, which has them 45th in the country in penalties. They are 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 224. They have run 510 plays this year for 2,994 yards, which ranks them 121st in the nation in total offense. The Panthers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 60th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 149 1st downs this season, ranking them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. Kenny Pickett has completed 114 throws while attempting 188 passes for a completion percentage of 60.6%. He has passed for 1,156 yards this year. He averages 5.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 121.
The Panthers rush defense has given up 314 attempts for 1,496 yards this season, putting them in 94th place in the country against the run. They have had 42 penalties for 331 yards on defense this year. That places them 15th in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 95th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 261. They have given up a total of 3,500 yards on D, which is 93rd in the nation. The Panthers are 106th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 150 throws on 253 attempts against the Pittsburgh Panthers defense this season, ranking them 69th and 70th in the country. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,004 yards in the air, which is 90th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Panthers have tried 10 field goals this year and made 7, which is 85th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Pittsburgh Panthers kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,435 yards on 37 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 111th in the NCAA in punting average. Pittsburgh is 67th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 103 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 71st in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 452 yards on special teams, which puts them 40th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 27 yards per kick return and they are 88th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,550.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cavaliers are 76th in Division 1 in points scored with 226. They have run 539 plays this season for 3,122 yards, which ranks them 91st in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Cavaliers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 66th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 165 1st downs this year, placing them 79th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia has run for 1,484 yards as a team, which ranks 56th in the country. They've run 315 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 34 times for 311 yards so far this season, which has them 123rd in the nation in penalties. Bryce Perkins has thrown for 1,623 yards this season. He has completed 137 passes on 217 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 141.4. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Virginia is 20th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 150. They have surrendered a total of 2,619 yards on D, which is 23rd in Division 1. The Cavaliers are ranked 51st in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 142 passes on 251 attempts against the Virginia defense this season, placing them 56th and 66th in the country. The Virginia Cavaliers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,715 yards through the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 239 attempts for 904 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in D-1 against the run. The Cavaliers have committed 47 penalties for 435 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 54th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia is ranked 2nd in the nation in punt returns with 25. They've accumulated 188 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 85th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 385 yards on special teams, ranking 61st in kick return yardage. The Virginia Cavaliers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,695. The Cavaliers have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 9, which is 69th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Virginia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,327 yards on 32 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 73rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cavaliers -7.5
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