Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-3.5)
Acrisure Stadium is the location where the Pittsburgh Panthers (4-4) will try to defeat the Syracuse Orange (6-2) on Saturday. Pittsburgh opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 51.
The Syracuse Orange come into this matchup with a record of 6-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Orange went up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 41-24. Carlos Del Rio-Wilson connected on 11/22 with 190 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 128.5 and walked away from the contest with 1 interception. Sean Tucker was the leader on the ground for the Orange with 16 totes for 60 yds (3.8 yds per carry). The Syracuse Orange ran the rock 25 times and recorded 61 yds, which is an average of 2.4 yds per attempt. In all, they tallied 61 plays which gave them a total of 286 yds. Syracuse gave up 9 pass completions on 19 tries for a total of 116 yds, and a completion rate of 47.4%. In the running game, the Orange conceded 246 yards on 56 tries, which is an average of 4.4 yards per run surrendered.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Syracuse Orange are sitting at 32.6 PPG. As a team they average 164.5 yards via the ground game ranking them 59th in Division 1. The Orange have attained 3,167 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Syracuse has compiled 15 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns on the ground. Syracuse has amassed 174 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 70 infractions for 540 yds. They have surrendered the football 9 different times.
The Orange are ranked 19th in the nation in terms of team defense, allowing 18.4 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 138.6 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In total, they have given up 1,109 rushing yards through 8 games. Regarding passing yards, the Orange have allowed 1,316 yards which puts them in 4th in Division 1. They have yielded 164.5 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.4%. Overall, they have relinquished 303.1 yards/game putting them at 16th in college football. They have given up 6 touchdowns by air in addition to 11 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 4-4 for this year. In their last game, the Panthers took a defeat with a final score of 42-24 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Kedon Slovis ended the game with 236 yards on 14/31 through the air while his QB rate was 109.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 7.6. Israel Abanikanda ran the ball 26 times for 127 yds, ending the game with 4.9 yards per attempt for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh ended up running for 4.4 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 131 yards on 30 carries. The Panthers finished the contest with a total of 367 yds on 61 plays (6.0 yds per play). The Panthers passing defense allowed a completion rate of 75.6%, surrendering 388 yds on 34 out of 45 passing. Pittsburgh conceded 30 rush attempts for 86 yards (2.9 yds per carry).
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Panthers are sitting 61st in Division 1 averaging 30.5 points per game. Over the course of the season to this point, the Panthers have racked up 1,819 passing yards in addition to an average of 227.4 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 80th in D-1. The Pittsburgh Panthers have an average of 409.5 yards per game, which has them sitting 63rd in the nation. The Pittsburgh offense has accrued 487 yards of penalties on 59 infractions, which has them sitting 28th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Panthers are relinquishing 27.9 points per contest, which has them sitting 78th in D-1. Pittsburgh has allowed the opposition a total of 960 rushing yards (120.0 yards/game) and 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. Overall, they have surrendered 223 pts. They have given up 15 touchdowns through the air as well as 231.1 yards/outing, which has them sitting 68th in the country. The Panthers defense has been on the field for 530 plays, ranking them 41st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers -3.5
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