Virginia Tech Hokies vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Heinz Field
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech (-2)
Hendon Hooker and the Virginia Tech Hokies (4-4) travel to Heinz Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Panthers (4-4). Virginia Tech opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 56.5.
The last time they took the field, the Virginia Tech Hokies faced the Miami Hurricanes and left there with a loss by a score of 25-24. Hendon Hooker went 19/29 with 202 yards via the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He threw 1 interception on the day. Hendon Hooker paced the team in rushing in this contest. He tore off a long run of 53 yards and he ran for 1 TD for this outing. He rushed for 59 yards via 21 carries which gave him an average of 2.8 yards per run. Tre Turner was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 86 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 17.2 yards per reception in this contest.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Virginia Tech Hokies have an average of 35.6 points per contest. As a team they hold an average of 262.8 yards in the run game ranking them 7th in the country. The Hokies currently have 3,617 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Virginia Tech has totaled 10 touchdowns via the pass and 24 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards through the air, the Hokies have given up 2,052 yds which puts them in 128th in the nation. During the season, they are giving up 450.4 yards per game putting them 109th in the country. The Hokies sit in 83rd in the country concerning team defense, giving up 30.8 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per run and 193.9 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of their 8 games played this year, they have yielded 256.5 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.3%. Overall, they have allowed 1,551 rushing yards through 8 games.
Hendon Hooker has completed 183 of his attempted career 289 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.3%. He is averaging 138.3 yards per outing. For his career, Hooker has thrown for 2,627 yards with 20 TD's and 6 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 158.4 with a touchdown rate of 6.9% and an interception rate of 2.1%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the football 230 times for a total of 987 yds.
In their last contest, the Pittsburgh Panthers took on the Florida State Seminoles and went home with the win by a score of 41-17. Vincent Davis paced the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 28 yards and he notched 1 TD for this contest. He rushed for 50 yards via 13 carries which gave him an average of 3.8 yards per tote. Jordan Addison led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 127 yards on 11 catches. He had an average of 11.5 yards per catch in this game. Kenny Pickett went 21/27 with 210 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Panthers currently sit 71st in D-1 with an average of 27.6 points per contest. Over the course of the season so far, the Panthers have earned 2,027 passing yards together with holding an average of 253.4 passing yards per outing, putting them at 46th in D-1. They have an average of 105.1 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 841 yards for this season. The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 358.5 yards per game which ranks them 93rd in college football. The Panthers are giving up 23.0 points per game, which has them 47th in D-1. In total, they have relinquished 184 points. Pittsburgh has surrendered a total of 630 yards via the ground game (78.8 yards per outing) in addition to 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this season. They have yielded 16 touchdowns through the air in addition to 217.8 yards per game, which has them sitting 59th in the nation.
In 36 contests in his career, Kenny Pickett has connected on 637 of his 1,052 tries for a total of 7,175 yds. He averages 199.3 yards per game through the air with a 124.9 quarterback rating. Pickett has thrown 34 TD's while tossing 19 picks in his career. He has rushed for 555 yards on 286 tries. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 3.2% and his interception rate is 1.8%.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers +2
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