Pittsburgh at Wake Forest College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons host the Pittsburgh Panthers at BB&T Field on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 8.5 point favorites. The Demon Deacons have an over/under record of 6-4-0 and they are 3-7-0 against the spread. The Panthers have an ATS record of 6-4-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-7-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
10/29/18 DL Keyshon Camp Upper Body is out for season
10/10/18 LB Quintin Wirginis Knee is out for season
10/10/18 TE Tyler Sear Personal has left team
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
11/11/18 WR Kendall Hinton Hip is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
11/11/18 DB Peyton Woulard Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
11/05/18 QB Sam Hartman Leg is out for season
09/26/18 LB Nate Mays Foot is out for season
09/06/18 OL Justin Herron ACL is out for season
09/05/18 DB Coby Davis Knee is out for season
09/05/18 DL Elontae Bateman Medical is out for season
08/20/18 RB Tyler Bell Undisclosed is out for season
08/04/18 LB Chase Monroe Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/04/18 LB Jeff Burley Knee is out for season
07/15/18 RB Arkeem Byrd ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Panthers have run for 2,569 yards as a team, which ranks 9th in college football. They've run 396 times, averaging 6.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 67 times for 671 yards so far this season, which has them 46th in the country in penalties. They are 60th in the nation in points scored with 299. They have run 613 plays this season for 3,963 yards, which ranks them 122nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Panthers average 6.5 yards per play, which is 19th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 181 1st downs this year, placing them 108th overall as an offensive unit. Kenny Pickett averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 128 passes on 213 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 123.7. He has thrown for 1,379 yards this season.
The Panthers rush defense has allowed 388 attempts for 1,732 yards this year, putting them in 80th place in D-1 against the run. Pittsburgh has committed 55 penalties for 445 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 24th in college football. They are 83rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 296. They have surrendered a total of 4,181 yards on D, which is 91st in the country. The Panthers are ranked 88th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 190 passes on 315 attempts against the Pittsburgh Panthers defense this season, placing them 79th and 79th in Division 1. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also given up a total of 2,449 yards through the air, which is 90th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Panthers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 9, which is 84th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Pittsburgh Panthers kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,672 yards on 42 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 93rd in Division 1 in punting average. Pittsburgh is ranked 82nd in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 119 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 63rd in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 525 yards on special teams, ranking 47th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 26 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,607.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Demon Deacons are 44th in the country in points scored with 318. They have run 842 plays this year for 4,543 yards, which ranks them 61st in Division 1 in total offense. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 5.4 yards per play, which is 92nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 250 1st downs this season, ranking them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wake Forest has run for 2,197 yards as a unit, which ranks 25th in college football. They've run 491 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. Wake Forest has been penalized on offense 43 times for 453 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. Jamie Newman has passed for 372 yards this year. He's completed 29 throws while attempting 48 passes for a completion percentage of 60.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 142. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
Wake Forest is 111th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 358. They have given up a total of 4,849 yards on D, which is 119th in D-1. The Demon Deacons are 105th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 253 throws on 395 attempts against the Wake Forest defense this season, ranking them 129th and 128th in the nation. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,817 yards in the air, which is 124th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 390 attempts for 2,032 yards this season, putting them in 104th place in the country against the run. The Demon Deacons have had 59 penalties for 524 yards on defense this year. That places them 50th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Wake Forest is 4th in the country in punt returns with 28. They've totaled 333 punt return yards and average 11.9 yards per return, which is 37th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 441 yards on special teams, which puts them 72nd in kick return yardage. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 20 yards per kick return and they are 21st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,317. The Demon Deacons have tried 16 field goals this year and made 13, which is 36th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. Wake Forest kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,502 yards on 61 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 77th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons +8.5
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