Ohio at Pittsburgh College Football Betting Tips 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Heinz Field is the venue where Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Panthers will take on the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday. Pittsburgh opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 55.
The last time they took the field, the Ohio Bobcats went up against the Rhode Island Rams and left there with a win by a score of 41-20. Running the show from under center for the Bobcats was Nathan Rourke who went 16/22 with 188 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Nathan Rourke paced the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 24 yards and he notched 1 TD in this game. He rushed for a total of 75 yards by way of 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.5 yards per tote. Tyler Tupa was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 49 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 16.3 yards per catch in this game.
The Bobcats come into this game with a record of 1-0 for 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 41 points per contest, which has them at 33rd in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 278 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the Mid-American Conference. For total yardage, they rank 3rd in the Mid-American Conference and 49th in the nation with 466 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Bobcats have compiled a total of 2 passing TDs and 3 rushing touchdowns. They are one of the dangerous teams in the Mid-American Conference and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Bobcats have one of the top tier defenses in the country allowing 20 points per contest, ranking them 5th in the conference and 55th in college football. In discussing rushing yards, Ohio is allowing 84 yards per game putting them 5th in the conference and 40th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per carry which has them at 8th in the conference and 72nd in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 84 rushing yards through 1 contest. When it comes to passing yards, the Bobcats have conceded 188 yards. Teams are completing 52.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per attempt. They have conceded 2 passing TDs and 0 rushing touchdowns.
In the last game they played, the Pittsburgh Panthers played the Virginia Cavaliers and added a loss to their record by a score of 30-14. A.J. Davis led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 16 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this contest. He racked up a total of 25 yards on 8 carries which gave him an average of 3.1 yards per run. A.J. Davis was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 65 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 32.5 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Panthers was Kenny Pickett who went 21/41 with 185 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He gave away 2 picks in this game.
The Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 0-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Panthers have one of the most lackluster offenses in Division 1. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Panthers are ranked 13th in the conference and 109th out of all the teams in the country with an average of 14 points per contest. Pittsburgh hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 78 yards per game, putting them 115th in college football. As a team, they have a total of 78 rushing yards through 1 contest, 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 263 yards per game overall putting them 115th in Division 1 and 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Panthers are giving up 30 points per contest which puts them at 8th in the ACC and 80th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the elite groups in the nation. They are allowing 181 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Panthers are ranked 3rd in the ACC. They have conceded 2 passing TDs this year. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 30 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are giving up 129 yards per contest which puts them at 72nd in D-1 and 7th in the conference. This year, they have conceded 129 yards on the ground and 1 rushing touchdown.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers -3.5
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