Pittsburgh Panthers vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Alumni Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (-3.5)
Phil Jurkovec and the Boston College Eagles (2-1) host the Pittsburgh Panthers (3-1) at Alumni Stadium on Saturday, October 10, 2020. The spread on this contest has Pittsburgh as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 44.5.
In their last contest, the Pittsburgh Panthers took the field against the NC State Wolfpack and ended up taking the loss by a score of 30-29. Kenny Pickett went 22/39 with 411 yards by way of the pass and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. Kenny Pickett paced the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 9 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for this contest. He racked up a total of 40 yards by way of 15 carries which had him averaging 2.7 yards per carry. DJ Turner led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 186 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 23.3 yards per reception in this contest.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Pittsburgh Panthers hold an average of 32.0 points per game. Offensively they're averaging 130.5 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 53rd in the nation. The Panthers have racked up 1,677 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Pittsburgh has earned 6 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns via the ground. The Panthers are sitting in 22nd in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 15.0 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.0 yards per rushing attempt and 57.5 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In total, they have given up 230 yards via the running game in 4 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Panthers have given up 699 yards which has them ranked 60th in the country. In their 4 games, they have given up 174.8 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 53.6%. During the season, they are conceding 232.3 yards/contest putting them 13th in college football.
For his career, Pickett has passed for 6,699 yards with 32 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 269 times for a total of 506 rushing yards. His QB rating is 125.2 with a touchdown percentage of 3.3% and an interception percentage of 1.8%. He is throwing for 197.0 yards per contest. Kenny Pickett has completed 592 of his attempted career 978 tosses for a completion percentage of 60.5%.
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles faced the North Carolina Tar Heels and went home in defeat by a score of 26-22. Phil Jurkovec went 37/56 with 313 yards by way of passing and added 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. David Bailey paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 28 yards via 7 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.0 yards per run. Hunter Long was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 96 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 10.7 yards per catch for that contest.
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Eagles are sitting 56th in college football by tallying 24.0 PPG. During this campaign so far, the Eagles currently sit at 823 passing yards in addition to an average of 274.3 passing yards per contest, ranking them 21st in the country. They maintain an average of 70.3 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 211 yards overall. The Boston College Eagles have an average of 344.7 yards per outing ranking them 60th in the country. Boston College has surrendered a total of 438 yards on the ground (146.0 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns on the ground this season. The Eagles are surrendering 17.7 points per game, which has them 24th in Division 1. This season, they have relinquished 53 points. They have allowed 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 223.7 yards/outing, which has them sitting 37th in Division 1.
In the 11 contests in his career, Phil Jurkovec has completed 92 of 135 attempts for a total of 1,045 yards. He averages 95.0 yds per game through the air with a 147.3 QB rating. Jurkovec has passed for 7 touchdowns while giving up 2 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has scampered for 183 yds on 52 tries. His touchdown percentage is 5.2% and his interception percentage is 1.5%.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers -3.5
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