Pittsburgh Panthers vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-1)
The Pittsburgh Panthers (4-2) are headed to Cardinal Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Louisville Cardinals (3-3). Pittsburgh opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The total has been set at 56.5.
The Pittsburgh Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Panthers stepped onto the field against the Virginia Tech Hokies and took home the win by a score of 45-29. Kedon Slovis went 15/28 with 170 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 97.4 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Israel Abanikanda led the offense in rushing for the Panthers with 36 carries for 320 yards (8.9 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they ran 71 plays for 496 yards. The Pittsburgh Panthers ran the football 43 different times and accounted for 326 yards, which came out to an average of 7.6 yards per attempt. Against the run, the Panthers gave up 126 yards on 30 attempts, which calculates to 4.2 yards per rush surrendered. Pittsburgh gave up 25 pass completions on 47 attempts for 277 yards, and a completion rate of 53.2%.
When it comes to scoring, the Pittsburgh Panthers are sitting at 35.0 points per game. As a unit they average 193.0 yards on the ground which is 33rd in D-1. The Panthers have earned 2,583 yards in total over the course of this season. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Pittsburgh has totaled 7 passing touchdowns and 17 touchdowns on the ground. Pittsburgh has 138 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 47 penalties for 382 yds. They have turned the football over 8 different times.
The Panthers rank 66th in the nation when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 26.2 points per contest. The opposition is running for 3.9 yards per running attempt and 125.3 rushing yards per game for the campaign. During the season, they have conceded 752 rushing yards through 6 outings. Concerning passing yards, the Panthers have given up 1,271 yds which has them sitting in 27th in the country. They have yielded 211.8 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 53.5%. Overall, they have relinquished 337.2 yards per outing which puts them 27th in D-1. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns by air in addition to 9 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 3-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Cardinals went home victorious with a score of 34-17 against the Virginia Cavaliers. Brock Domann (1 TD) ended the contest with 275 yds on 17/30 through the air while his QB rate was 131.3. He tossed 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.2. Trevion Cooley ran the football 18 times for 77 yds, ending the game with 4.3 yards per carry for Louisville. Louisville ran the football for 4.3 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 198 yards on 46 carries. The Cardinals finished the game with a total of 473 yards and they ran 76 plays (6.2 yards per play). The Cardinals secondary allowed a completion rate of 70.6%, relinquishing 313 yards on 24 out of 34 through the air. Louisville gave up 25 rushing attempts for 6 yards (0.2 yds per rush).
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Cardinals are ranked 77th in D-1 holding an average of 27.7 points per outing. Over the course of the season thus far, the Cardinals have thrown for 1,380 yards through the air together with holding an average of 230.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 79th in the country. The Louisville Cardinals average 437.2 yards/game, ranking them 42nd in D-1. The Louisville offense has racked up 413 yds of penalties on 46 infractions, which is good for 47th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
The Cardinals are surrendering 22.3 points per contest, ranking them 40th in the nation. Louisville has allowed a total of 803 rushing yards (133.8 yards per contest) in addition to 7 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. This season, they have given up 134 points. They have conceded 10 touchdowns from the passing game and 227.5 yards/game, ranking them 62nd in the country. The Cardinals defense has been on the field for 381 plays, which is good for 14th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -1
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