Pittsburgh Panthers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Demon Deacons (+3)
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-2) host the Pittsburgh Panthers (10-2) at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday. Wake Forest opens this contest as 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 72.5.
The Pittsburgh Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 10-2 this season. In their last game, the Panthers took the field against the Syracuse Orange and earned the victory with a final of 31-14. Rodney Hammond was the leader on the ground for the Panthers with 15 carries for 51 yards (3.4 yards per carry). Kenny Pickett connected on 28/38 with 209 yds through the air and 4 TDs. He had a QB rate of 149.4 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Against the rush, the Panthers conceded 25 yards on 30 attempts, which is 0.8 yards per rush surrendered. Pittsburgh allowed 17 completions on 24 tries for a total of 217 yds, and a completion rate of 70.8%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 72 plays which gave them a total of 334 yds. The Pittsburgh Panthers ran the ball 34 different times and accounted for 125 yards, which is an average of 3.7 yards per attempt.
The Panthers have earned 6,155 total yards for the season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Pittsburgh has amassed 41 touchdowns through the air and 22 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 14 different times. Pittsburgh has tallied 326 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 82 penalties for 794 yards. As a unit they maintain an average of 156.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 72nd in D-1. Regarding scoring, the Pittsburgh Panthers have an average of 42.8 points per contest.
The Panthers are ranked 56th in Division 1 in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 23.3 PPG. The opposition is running for 2.8 yards per tote and 92.7 rushing yards per game on the season. For the season, they have conceded 1,112 yards via the running game in 12 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Panthers are allowing 3,133 yards which ranks them 125th in the country. They have surrendered 261.1 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.2%. Overall, they have relinquished 353.8 yards/contest putting them at 54th in Division 1. They have yielded 22 touchdowns via the pass as well as 14 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Demon Deacons come into this matchup with a record of 10-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Demon Deacons went home victorious with a score of 41-10 when they played the Boston College Eagles. Sam Hartman (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 236 yds on 20/32 through the air while his quarterback rating was 149.1. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.4. Christian Turner ran the football 18 times for 51 yds, finishing the game with 2.8 yds per carry for Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons finished the game with a total of 413 yards while running 86 plays (4.8 yds per play). Wake Forest rushed the ball for 3.3 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 177 yards on 54 carries. Wake Forest surrendered 29 attempts on the ground for 163 yards (5.6 yards per rush). The Demon Deacons pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 25.0%, relinquishing 19 yds on 3 out of 12 through the air.
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Demon Deacons rank 3rd in Division 1 by tallying 42.9 points per game. For the season to this point, the Demon Deacons have thrown for a total of 3,786 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 315.5 passing yards per contest, ranking them 11th in college football. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 483.7 yards/outing, which ranks them 9th in D-1. The Wake Forest offense has accrued 634 penalty yds on 70 violations, which ranks 73rd in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Demon Deacons are conceding 29.1 PPG, which puts them 103rd in the nation. Wake Forest has conceded a total of 2,519 rushing yards (209.9 yards/game) and 22 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. In total, they have allowed 349 points in total. They have yielded 22 touchdowns from the passing game and 217.6 yards/outing, which has them ranked 61st in college football. The Demon Deacons defense has been on the field for 854 plays, which ranks 118th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons +3
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