Boston College vs Pittsburgh NCAA Football Tips 11/30/2019
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -9
Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Panthers play the Boston College Eagles at Heinz Field on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Pittsburgh as 9-point favorites. The Eagles are 6-5-0 ATS and 8-3-0 when betting on the total. The Panthers are 3-8-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and took the loss by a score of 40-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Eagles was Dennis Grosel who went 9/20 with 63 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 1 pick on the day. AJ Dillon led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 56 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per carry. Kobay White was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 29 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 9.7 yards per reception for the game. The Eagles ran the football 43 times and racked up 128 yards earning them an average of 3.0 yards per rush. For the game, the Eagles earned a total of 11 1st downs and they totaled 2 penalties for 25 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. On the day, they ran 64 plays for a total of 191 yards. When discussing the defense, Boston College gave up 27 catches on 41 attempts totaling 249 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.9%. Overall, they gave up a total of 501 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. In the running game, the Eagles gave up 252 yards on 44 attempts which means they had an average of 5.7 yards per run allowed.
The Eagles head into this game 5-6 in 2019. For total yardage, they currently sit at 3rd in the ACC and 23rd in Division 1 with 5,023 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 31.4 points per game, ranking them 50th in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 267.7 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Eagles have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 32.8 points per game which has them at 13th in the ACC. When it comes to passing yards, the Eagles have allowed 2,078 yards. Teams are completing 65.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.5 yards per try. In regard to rushing yards, Boston College is giving up 190.7 yards per contest putting them 12th in the ACC and 97th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per carry putting them 11th in the ACC and 90th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 2,098 yards rushing through 11 games.
In their last outing, the Pittsburgh Panthers played the Virginia Tech Hokies and ended up taking the loss by a score of 28-0. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Panthers was Kenny Pickett who went 10/26 with 103 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game with no interceptions. V'Lique Carter paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 26 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 33 yards via 4 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.3 yards per run. Jared Wayne led the team in receiving yardage by earning 68 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 17.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Panthers ran the ball a total of 27 times and racked up a total of 60 yards which earned them an average of 2.2 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 55 plays for 177 yards. For the game, the Panthers racked up a total of 8 1st downs and they had 10 infractions for 67 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. On the defensive side of the ball, Pittsburgh allowed 10 catches on 14 tries totaling 153 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.4%. In the game, they conceded 263 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Panthers allowed 110 yards on 48 carries which means they had an average of 2.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Panthers head into this matchup 7-4. Pittsburgh needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 125.2 rushing yards per game, which has them at 113th in the country. As a team, they have a total of 1,377 rushing yards through 11 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Panthers average 372.3 yards per contest overall putting them 96th in college football and 12th in the ACC. The Panthers are conceding 21.5 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 31st in Division 1. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 237 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 92.6 yards per contest which puts them at 6th in D-1 and 1st in the ACC. This year, they have allowed a total of 1,019 yards on the ground and 8.8 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in Division 1. They are giving up 202.2 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Panthers sit in 4th in the ACC.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers -9
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