Pittsburgh Panthers vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Hard Rock Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+9.5)
Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Panthers (3-2) travel to Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Miami Hurricanes (3-1). Miami opens this matchup as 9.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 51.5.
In the last game they played, the Pittsburgh Panthers took the field against the Boston College Eagles and left there with a loss by a score of 31-30. Vincent Davis led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 14 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this game. He ran for 46 yards by way of 17 carries which gave him an average of 2.7 yards per carry. Taysir Mack was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 76 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 19.0 yards per catch for that game. Kenny Pickett went 25/48 with 266 yards via the pass and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 1 interception for the game.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Pittsburgh Panthers have an average of 31.6 points per game. As a team they're averaging 125.4 yards on the ground which is 60th in the country. The Panthers currently have 2,048 total yards for the year. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Pittsburgh has earned 8 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns. Regarding yards through the air, the Panthers are giving up 1,057 yds which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. For the season, they are conceding 263.4 yards per contest which puts them 16th in the nation. The Panthers rank 22nd in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 18.2 PPG. They are allowing an average of 1.7 yards per rushing attempt and 52.0 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. In their 5 games, they are allowing 211.4 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 53.8%. For the year, they have allowed 260 rushing yards through 5 games.
Kenny Pickett has connected on 616 of his attempted career 1,025 throws for a completion percentage of 60.1%. He is averaging 199.0 yds per contest. For his collegiate career, Pickett has thrown for a total of 6,965 yards with 34 TD's and 19 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 124.4 with a touchdown percentage of 3.3% and an interception rate of 1.9%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 283 times for a total of 542 rushing yards.
In their last game, the Miami Hurricanes played the Florida State Seminoles and left there with a win by a score of 52-10. D'Eriq King went 29/40 with 267 yards by way of passing and added 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. D'Eriq King led the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 20 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 65 yards via 8 carries which meant he was running for 8.1 yards per carry. Mark Pope was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 60 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 12.0 yards per catch in this outing.
For the season thus far, the Hurricanes have compiled 918 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 229.5 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 46th in the nation. The Miami Hurricanes average 426.0 yards/game which has them ranked 32nd in Division 1. They hold an average of 196.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 786 yards overall. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Hurricanes are ranking 21st in D-1 scoring 36.8 points per game. The Hurricanes are giving up 25.0 points per game, which has them sitting 37th in the nation. This season, they have allowed 100 points in total. Miami has allowed the opposition a total of 698 yards rushing (174.5 yards per game) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have conceded 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 245.8 yards/contest, which has them ranked 50th in D-1.
In the 38 games in his college career, D'Eriq King has connected on 443 of 718 attempts for 5,779 yards. He averages 152.1 yds per game through the air with a 151.7 QB rating. King has passed for 56 touchdowns while giving up 12 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for 1,662 yds on 295 tries. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 7.8% and his interception rate is 1.7%.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers +9.5
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