Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (-7.5)
Jeff Sims and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-5) host the Pittsburgh Panthers (4-4) at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, November 14, 2020. The odds on this game have Pittsburgh as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 51.
In their last contest, the Pittsburgh Panthers faced the Florida State Seminoles and went home with the win by a score of 41-17. Vincent Davis paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 28 yards and he notched 1 TD in this game. He rushed for 50 yards by way of 13 carries which gave him an average of 3.8 yards per carry. Jordan Addison led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 127 yards on 11 receptions. He notched an average of 11.5 yards per reception for the game. Kenny Pickett went 21/27 with 210 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game with no interceptions.
The Panthers currently have 2,868 yards in total this season. As a team they maintain an average of 105.1 yards in the run game ranking this team at 111th in college football. When it comes to scoring, Pittsburgh has compiled 9 touchdowns via the pass and 15 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Pittsburgh Panthers hold an average of 27.6 points per contest. The Panthers rank 42nd in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 23.0 points per contest. They are allowing 2.2 yards per rushing attempt and 78.8 rushing yards per contest on the year. For the season, they have allowed 630 yards on the ground through 8 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Panthers have conceded 1,742 yards which ranks them 113th in Division 1. During their 8 games, they are allowing 217.8 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 53.5%. Overall, they are giving up 296.5 yards per outing which ranks them 22nd in college football.
For his collegiate career, Pickett has thrown for a total of 7,175 yds with 34 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. Over the course of his time in college, he has left the pocket to run 286 different times totaling 555 yards. His quarterback rating is 124.9 with a touchdown rate of 3.2% and an interception percentage of 1.8%. He is averaging 199.3 yards per outing. Kenny Pickett has completed 637 of his career 1,052 passes for a completion percentage of 60.6%.
In their last outing, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took the field against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and left there with a loss by a score of 31-13. Jahmyr Gibbs led the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 13 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 61 yards on 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per carry. Jalen Camp led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 64 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 21.3 yards per catch for that game. Jeff Sims went 15/26 with 150 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with no picks.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Yellow Jackets have compiled 1,444 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 206.3 passing yards per game, ranking them 89th in the nation. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hold an average of 373.7 yards/game which is good for 87th in college football. They average 167.4 run yards per game and have run for 1,172 yards in total. In terms of how much they score, the Yellow Jackets currently sit 103rd in D-1 with an average of 21.4 points per game. The Yellow Jackets are conceding 39.7 points per game, ranking them 126th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 278 total points. Georgia Tech has conceded a total of 1,419 rushing yards (202.7 yards per game) as well as 16 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. They have yielded 19 touchdowns through the air in addition to 268.9 yards/outing, which puts them in 109th in the country.
During the 7 games in his career, Jeff Sims has completed 99 of 177 tries for a total of 1,346 yards. He averages 192.3 yards per game through the air with a 123.4 quarterback rating. Sims has thrown for 8 touchdowns while giving up 10 picks in his career. He has scampered for 277 yds on 81 tries. His TD rate on pass attempts is 4.5% and his interception percentage is 5.6%.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers -7.5
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