Pittsburgh Panthers vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Devils (+21)
Wallace Wade Stadium is the site where the Duke Blue Devils (3-5) will go up against the Pittsburgh Panthers (6-2) on Saturday. Duke opens this game as 21-point dogs. The over/under is 63.5.
The Pittsburgh Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 6-2 for this season. In their last contest, the Panthers played the Miami Hurricanes and went home with a loss by a final score of 38-34. Kenny Pickett went 39/55 with 519 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 160.9 and ended the game with 2 picks. Kenny Pickett led the offense in rushing for the Panthers with 9 totes for -10 yds (-1.1 yds per carry). The Pittsburgh Panthers ended up rushing 23 different times and totaled 68 yds, which earned them an average of 3.0 yds per carry. When all was said and done, they ran 79 plays which gave them a total of 587 yds. Pittsburgh relinquished 32 pass completions on 42 attempts for 426 yards, and a completion rate of 76.2%. In the running game, the Panthers conceded 73 yds on 25 attempts, which averages out to 2.9 yards per run surrendered.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 43.9 points per game. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 158.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 76th in the nation. The Panthers have racked up 4,233 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Pittsburgh has earned 27 touchdowns via the pass and 17 rushing touchdowns. Pittsburgh has a total of 224 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 58 penalties for 577 yds. They have surrendered the football 8 different times.
When it comes to passing yards, the Panthers have allowed 1,892 yds which has them ranked 86th in college football. They are giving up 236.5 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 58.3%. Overall, they are conceding 341.3 yards/contest ranking them 48th in the country. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 11 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt and 104.8 rushing yards per contest for the season. In total, they have allowed 838 running yards through 8 games. The Panthers rank 54th in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 21.9 PPG.
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The Blue Devils come into this game with a record of 3-5 for this season. For their last game, the Blue Devils took a defeat with a final score of 45-7 when they faced the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Gunnar Holmberg finished the contest with 110 yds on 10/18 through the air while his QB rating was 106.9. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 6.1. Mataeo Durant ran the ball 20 times for 103 yds, ending the game with 5.2 yards per attempt for Duke. The Blue Devils finished the contest with 315 yards and they ran 62 plays (5.1 yds per play). Duke ended up running for 4.2 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 160 yds on 38 attempts. Duke conceded 42 rushing attempts for 266 yds (6.3 yds per rush). The Blue Devils pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 61.0%, surrendering 411 yds on 25 out of 41 through the air.
The Duke Blue Devils have an average of 454.5 yards per game, which has them sitting 25th in D-1. The Duke offense has compiled 516 yds of penalties on 54 violations, which is good for 47th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. For the season to this point, the Blue Devils currently sit at 2,035 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 254.4 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 47th in college football. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Blue Devils are 91st in D-1 holding an average of 24.5 PPG.
Duke has given up a total of 1,434 yards via the ground game (179.3 yards per game) as well as 15 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have allowed 18 touchdowns from the passing game and 294.5 yards/game, which puts them in 137th in the country. The Blue Devils defense has taken the field for 578 plays, which ranks 106th in D-1. The Blue Devils are giving up 33.3 points per game, which puts them 124th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 266 pts.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Devils +21
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