Pittsburgh Panthers vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+6.5)
The Pittsburgh Panthers (7-4) are hitting the road to Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the Miami Hurricanes (5-6). Miami opens this game as 6.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 44.
The Pittsburgh Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 7-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Panthers stepped onto the field against the Duke Blue Devils and walked away with a win by a score of 28-26. Kedon Slovis connected on 15/32 with 190 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 94.6 and ended the game with 2 picks. Israel Abanikanda was the rushing leader for the Panthers with 17 attempts for 113 yards (6.6 yds per attempt). At the end of the game, they ran 65 plays which converted into 310 yds. The Pittsburgh Panthers ended up running the ball 33 different times and recorded 120 yds, earning them an average of 3.6 yds per carry. Against the run, the Panthers gave up 63 yards on 27 tries, which averages out to 2.3 yds per run allowed. Pittsburgh gave up 24 completions on 45 attempts for 290 yds, and a completion rate of 53.3%.
The Panthers have racked up 4,320 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Pittsburgh has compiled 9 touchdowns through the air and 25 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 17 times. Pittsburgh has a total of 226 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 85 infractions for 728 yards. As a team they maintain an average of 175.2 yards via the ground game which is 52nd in the nation. Regarding scoring, the Pittsburgh Panthers hold an average of 29.3 points per outing.
The Panthers are ranked 46th in college football regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 24.1 PPG. They are giving up 3.2 yards per rush and 94.5 rushing yards per contest on the season. For the season, they have allowed 1,040 rushing yards through 11 contests. Regarding yards through the air, the Panthers have given up 2,411 yds which puts them in 59th in the country. They have allowed 219.2 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 54.5%. During the season, they are giving up 313.7 yards per outing ranking them 16th in the nation. They have yielded 19 touchdowns via the pass as well as 11 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Hurricanes come into this game with a record of 5-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Hurricanes went home defeated by a final of 40-10 when they faced the Clemson Tigers. Jacurri Brown finished the contest with 53 yds on 6/13 passing while his quarterback rate was 65. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 4.1. Jacurri Brown carried the football 10 times for 22 yards, walking away from the game with 2.2 yds per carry for Miami. The Hurricanes finished the game with a total of 98 yds while they ran 42 plays (2.3 yards per play). Miami ran the football for 1.3 yards per tote, finishing with 30 yds on 24 carries. Miami allowed 48 rushing attempts for 207 yards (4.3 yds per rush). The Hurricanes secondary gave up a completion percentage of 66.7%, relinquishing 240 yds on 24 for 36 passing.
The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 365.5 yards per contest, ranking them 85th in college football. The Miami offense has totaled 640 penalty yards on 77 violations, which has them ranked 31st in the nation in terms of making mistakes. Over the course of the season to this point, the Hurricanes have compiled 2,589 yards via the pass as well as an average of 235.4 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 62nd in Division 1. Concerning putting points on the board, the Hurricanes are sitting 92nd in college football averaging 24.3 points per contest.
The Hurricanes are surrendering 25.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 58th in Division 1. Miami has surrendered a total of 1,473 rushing yards (133.9 yards/game) as well as 15 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this season. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 279 points. They have conceded 17 touchdowns through the air and 230.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 75th in the country. The Hurricanes defense has been on the field for 699 plays, ranking them 29th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hurricanes +6.5
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