Syracuse at Pittsburgh College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Heinz Field is the venue for the game between the Syracuse Orange and the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 4.5 point favorites. The Panthers are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-3-0. The Orange are 4-0-1 ATS and their over/under record is 2-3-0.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 4-0-1 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
09/30/18 DB Devon Clarke Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
09/30/18 TE Gabe Horan Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
09/30/18 DE Jake Pickard Knee is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
09/30/18 LB Lakiem Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
09/30/18 LS Matt Keller Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
09/30/18 TE Ravian Pierce Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
09/20/18 WR Ed Hendrix Lower Body is out for season
08/30/18 DL Zach Morton Knee is out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
09/30/18 DB Phil Campbell lll Illness is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Syracuse Orange have run for 1,173 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in the nation. They've run 234 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 34 times for 259 yards so far this year, which has them 43rd in the country in penalties. They are 12th in Division 1 in points scored with 221. They have run 403 plays this year for 2,404 yards, which ranks them 39th in the nation in total offense. The Orange average 6 yards per play, which is 61st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 115 1st downs this season, ranking them 37th overall as an offensive unit. Eric Dungey has completed 84 throws while attempting 134 passes for a completion percentage of 62.7%. He has passed for 1,013 yards this year. He averages 8.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 145.4.
The Orange rush defense has given up 184 attempts for 816 yards this season, putting them in 85th place in the country against the run. They have had 36 penalties for 255 yards on defense this year. That places them 60th in Division 1. Syracuse is 54th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 107. They have given up a total of 2,013 yards on D, which is 95th in the nation. The Orange are 90th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 90 throws on 164 attempts against the Syracuse Orange defense this season, ranking them 77th and 92nd in the country. The Syracuse pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,197 yards in the air, which is 97th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Syracuse Orange have tried 14 field goals this year and made 13, which is 1st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 93%. Syracuse Orange kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,058 yards on 23 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 11th in the NCAA in punting average. Syracuse is 34th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 217 punt return yards and average 21.7 yards per return, which is 10th in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 238 yards on special teams, which puts them 52nd in kick return yardage. The Orange average 20 yards per kick return and they are 16th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,859.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Panthers are 94th in Division 1 in points scored with 112. They have run 312 plays this season for 1,716 yards, which ranks them 111th in the nation in total offense. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 5.5 yards per play, which is 88th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this year, placing them 100th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 958 yards as a team, which ranks 44th in the country. They've run 189 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 40 times for 379 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the nation in penalties. Kenny Pickett has thrown for 743 yards this season. He has completed 76 passes on 122 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.4. He averages 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 5.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Pittsburgh is 108th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 160. They have surrendered a total of 2,153 yards on D, which is 109th in Division 1. The Panthers are ranked 107th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses have completed 79 passes on 140 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, placing them 49th and 57th in the country. The Pittsburgh Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,149 yards through the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 202 attempts for 1,004 yards this year, putting them in 110th place in D-1 against the run. The Panthers have committed 29 penalties for 236 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 46th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is ranked 50th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 110 punt return yards and average 12.2 yards per return, which is 41st in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 254 yards on special teams, ranking 44th in kick return yardage. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 83rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,080. The Panthers have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 1, which is 129th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 13 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 992 yards on 26 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 111th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orange -4.5
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