Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orange (+11)
The Pittsburgh Panthers (9-2) are headed to Carrier Dome on Saturday where they will take on the Syracuse Orange (5-6). Syracuse opens this game as 11-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 58.5.
The Pittsburgh Panthers head into this matchup 9-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Panthers took on the Virginia Cavaliers and went home with a win by a final score of 48-38. Kenny Pickett connected on 26/41 with 340 yards passing and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 155.5 and ended the game with 2 picks. Rodney Hammond was the best rusher for the Panthers with 15 totes for 66 yds (4.4 yds per attempt). When all was said and done, they tallied 80 plays which gave them a total of 509 yds. The Pittsburgh Panthers ran the rock 38 times and tallied 169 yards, which came out to an average of 4.4 yards per tote. On the ground, the Panthers gave up 27 yds on 24 attempts, which is an average of 1.1 yds per run surrendered. Pittsburgh conceded 36 pass completions on 51 attempts for a total of 487 yds, and a completion rate of 70.6%.
The Panthers have earned 5,821 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Pittsburgh has earned 37 passing touchdowns and 22 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 13 different times. Pittsburgh has amassed 306 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 77 infractions for 739 yds. As a team they average 159.1 yards on the ground which ranks them 69th in Division 1. Concerning scoring, the Pittsburgh Panthers hold an average of 43.9 points per game.
Concerning yards through the air, the Panthers have given up 2,916 yds which has them sitting in 122nd in D-1. They are allowing 265.1 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 60.8%. During this campaign, they are granting 363.9 yards/contest which has them ranked 65th in the nation. They have granted 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 14 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing 3.0 yards per running attempt and 98.8 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Overall, they have conceded 1,087 rushing yards through 11 games. The Panthers rank 63rd in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 24.1 points per contest.
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The Orange step onto the field holding a record of 5-6 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Orange took a defeat with a final score of 41-17 when they played the NC State Wolfpack. Garrett Shrader walked away from the contest with 63 yds on 8/20 passing while his quarterback rate was 56.5. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 3.2. Garrett Shrader carried the football 17 times for 70 yds, finishing the game with 4.1 yards per attempt for Syracuse. The Orange finished the game with 236 yds and they ran 54 plays (4.4 yards per play). Syracuse ran for 5.2 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 170 yards on 33 attempts. Syracuse surrendered 30 rush attempts for 96 yds (3.2 yds per carry). The Orange secondary conceded a completion rate of 70.8%, relinquishing 303 yards on 17 for 24 passing.
The Syracuse Orange average 378.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 89th in college football. The Syracuse offense has 626 yds of penalties on 75 violations, which ranks 40th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the year so far, the Orange have thrown for 1,612 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 146.5 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 124th in the nation. When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Orange are ranked 88th in the country maintaining an average of 25.9 PPG.
Syracuse has allowed a total of 1,408 yards rushing (128.0 yards per game) and 12 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have surrendered 18 touchdowns through the air as well as 203.8 yards/game, which has them sitting 42nd in college football. The Orange defense has been on the field for 701 plays, which is good for 34th in D-1. The Orange are surrendering 25.9 PPG, which has them ranked 78th in the country. In total, they have allowed 285 total points.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Orange college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange +11
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