Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Cavaliers (+4)
The Virginia Cavaliers (3-6) will try to beat the Pittsburgh Panthers (5-4) at Scott Stadium on Saturday. Pittsburgh is 4-point favorites. The over/under is 42.
The Pittsburgh Panthers head into this game 5-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Panthers faced off with the Syracuse Orange and earned the victory with a final of 19-9. Rodney Hammond Jr. was the rushing leader for the Panthers with 28 totes for 124 yds (4.4 yards per carry). Kedon Slovis went 16/23 with 176 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 125.1 and finished the contest with 1 pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Panthers conceded 25 yds on 25 attempts, which calculates to 1.0 yds per rush surrendered. Pittsburgh relinquished 8 completions on 23 attempts for 120 yards, and a completion rate of 34.8%. In all, they tallied 72 plays for 337 yards. The Pittsburgh Panthers ended up running the ball 48 different times and accrued 161 yards, which came out to an average of 3.4 yds per carry.
When it comes to scoring, the Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 29.2 points per outing. Offensively they're averaging 179.8 yards on the ground ranking them 48th in the nation. The Panthers have attained 3,613 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Pittsburgh has earned 7 passing touchdowns and 23 rushing touchdowns. Pittsburgh has accrued 189 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 68 infractions for 566 yds. They have surrendered the ball 15 times.
The Panthers rank 67th in Division 1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 25.8 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per tote and 109.4 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 985 rushing yards through 9 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Panthers have given up 1,969 yds which ranks them 55th in the country. They are giving up 218.8 yards per contest via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 55.0%. During the season, they are allowing 328.2 yards/contest putting them 26th in the nation. They have relinquished 15 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with a record of 3-6 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Cavaliers walked away with a loss by a score of 31-28 when they faced the North Carolina Tar Heels. Brennan Armstrong finished the game with 232 yds on 17/35 through the air while his QB rating was 98.5. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 6.6. Mike Hollins carried the ball 16 times for 75 yds, finishing the game with 4.7 yds per attempt for Virginia. The Cavaliers finished with 418 yards while they ran 74 plays (5.6 yards per play). Virginia rushed for 4.8 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 186 yards on 39 attempts. Virginia conceded 40 running attempts for 162 yds (4.1 yards per carry). The Cavaliers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 70.3%, surrendering 293 yds on 26 out of 37 through the air.
The Virginia Cavaliers maintain an average of 366.3 yards/game, which has them sitting 90th in D-1. The Virginia offense has racked up 617 yards of penalties on 69 infractions, ranking them 18th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. For the season thus far, the Cavaliers have thrown for a total of 2,058 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 228.7 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 77th in Division 1. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Cavaliers are sitting 122nd in the nation holding an average of 18.1 points per contest.
Virginia has yielded a total of 1,343 yards on the ground (149.2 yards per contest) in addition to 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this season. They have yielded 9 touchdowns via the pass and 204.0 yards per outing, which has them in 34th in the country. The Cavaliers defense has been on the field for 647 plays, which has them sitting 98th in Division 1. The Cavaliers are allowing 22.6 PPG, which has them sitting 42nd in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have given up 203 pts.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers -4
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