Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 4 point favorites. The Hokies have an ATS record of 3-5-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Panthers have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-5-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/04/18 DB Bryce Watts Forearm is out indefinitely
11/04/18 DB Caleb Farley Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
11/04/18 LB Dylan Rivers Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
11/04/18 DL Jarrod Hewitt Leg is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
11/04/18 LB Rayshard Ashby Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
11/04/18 DL Xavier Burke Achilles is out indefinitely
10/22/18 OL D'Andre Plantin Left Team has left team
10/12/18 WR C.J. Carroll Personal has left team
09/24/18 QB Josh Jackson Leg is out indefinitely
09/23/18 DL Trevon Hill Dismissed is out for season
08/22/18 LB Alan Tisdale Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DB Jeremy Webb Achilles is out for season
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/04/18 DB V'Lique Carter Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 246. They have run 572 plays this season for 3,449 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Hokies average 6 yards per play, which is 54th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 174 1st downs this year, placing them 96th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech has run for 1,335 yards as a team, which ranks 89th in the country. They've run 308 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 48 times for 442 yards so far this season, which has them 95th in the nation in penalties. Ryan Willis has thrown for 1,539 yards this season. He has completed 121 passes on 204 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 139.8. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Virginia Tech is 58th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 227. They have surrendered a total of 3,373 yards on D, which is 52nd in Division 1. The Hokies are ranked 90th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 157 passes on 251 attempts against the Virginia Tech Hokies defense this season, placing them 45th and 31st in the country. The Virginia Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 1,951 yards through the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 324 attempts for 1,422 yards this year, putting them in 60th place in D-1 against the run. The Hokies have committed 38 penalties for 226 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia Tech is ranked 12th in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 121 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 105th in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 569 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The Hokies average 23 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,138. The Virginia Tech Hokies have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 100th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Virginia Tech Hokies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,847 yards on 43 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 39th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Panthers have run for 2,077 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in the nation. They've run 360 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 62 times for 606 yards so far this year, which has them 46th in the country in penalties. They are 79th in Division 1 in points scored with 247. They have run 566 plays this year for 3,309 yards, which ranks them 124th in the nation in total offense. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 64th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 165 1st downs this season, ranking them 111th overall as an offensive unit. Kenny Pickett has completed 121 throws while attempting 202 passes for a completion percentage of 59.9%. He has passed for 1,217 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 118.6.
The Pittsburgh Panthers rush defense has given up 340 attempts for 1,540 yards this season, putting them in 79th place in the country against the run. They have had 52 penalties for 411 yards on defense this year. That places them 23rd in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 85th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 274. They have given up a total of 3,749 yards on D, which is 85th in the nation. The Panthers are 102nd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 167 throws on 277 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, ranking them 67th and 59th in the country. The Pittsburgh Panthers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,209 yards in the air, which is 88th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Panthers have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 89th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 27 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,622 yards on 41 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 99th in the NCAA in punting average. Pittsburgh is 84th 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 19 kicks for 492 yards on special teams, which puts them 44th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 26 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,904.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers -4
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