Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 9/26/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Heinz Field
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville (+2.5)
Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Panthers host the Louisville Cardinals at Heinz Field on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Pittsburgh opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 53.
In their last contest, the Louisville Cardinals played the Miami Hurricanes and ended up taking the loss by a score of 47-34. Javian Hawkins paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this game. He scurried for 164 yards on 27 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.1 yards per carry. Tutu Atwell led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 114 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 14.3 yards per reception for the game. Malik Cunningham went 26/36 with 307 yards by way of passing and tossed 3 TD's. He tossed 1 interception for the contest.
The Cardinals have racked up 1,003 total yards for the year. As a team they average 176.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 27th in D-1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Louisville has earned 6 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning scoring, the Louisville Cardinals hold an average of 34.5 PPG. Regarding passing yards, the Cardinals are allowing 454 yards which has them ranked 35th in D-1. During the season, they are conceding 366.5 yards per outing which puts them 23rd in Division 1. The Cardinals sit in 43rd in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 34 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 139.5 yards on the ground per contest this year. In their 2 games played this year, they have surrendered 227 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 52.8%. In total, they have given up 279 rushing yards through 2 outings.
In their last outing, the Pittsburgh Panthers played the Syracuse Orange and ended up getting the win by a score of 21-10. Kenny Pickett went 25/36 with 215 yards by way of passing and completed 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception for the game. Vincent Davis paced the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 66 yards by way of 17 carries which gave him an average of 3.9 yards per tote. Jared Wayne was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 59 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 11.8 yards per reception in this outing.
In terms of the points being put on the board, the Panthers currently sit 17th in D-1 averaging 38 points per outing. For the year so far, the Panthers have compiled 524 yards through the air along with holding an average of 262 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 21st in the country. They have an average of 137 yards per game via the rush and have run for 274 yards in total. The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 399 yards per outing which ranks them 30th in the country. The Panthers are relinquishing 5 points per game, ranking them 6th in college football. Overall, they have conceded 10 total points. Pittsburgh has surrendered a total of 52 rushing yards (26 yards per contest) as well as 0 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. They have allowed 1 touchdown through the air and 128 yards per outing, which has them in 4th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +2.5
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