Virginia Tech Hokies vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-14)
The Virginia Tech Hokies (2-3) are headed to Acrisure Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Pittsburgh Panthers (3-2). Pittsburgh opens this game as 14-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 44.
The Virginia Tech Hokies come into this game with a record of 2-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Hokies faced the North Carolina Tar Heels and took a loss by a score of 41-10. Keshawn King led the offense in rushing for the Hokies with 9 attempts for 52 yds (5.8 yards per carry). Grant Wells finished 16/26 with 139 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 98.8 and finished the game with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Hokies gave up 160 yards on 32 tries, which is 5.0 yds per rush surrendered. Virginia Tech allowed 27 completions on 41 tries for 367 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.9%. In all, they tallied 70 plays for 273 yards. The Virginia Tech Hokies ran the football 35 times and recorded 99 yds, which earned them an average of 2.8 yards per attempt.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 18.2 points per contest. Offensively they have an average of 109.4 yards via the ground game which is 112th in D-1. The Hokies have earned 1,593 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Virginia Tech has amassed 5 touchdowns via the pass and 5 rushing touchdowns. Virginia Tech has a total of 90 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 43 infractions for 345 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 times.
The Hokies are ranked 51st in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 22.2 PPG. They are allowing an average of 3.1 yards per rush on the ground and 100.8 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During the season, they have given up 504 rushing yards through 5 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Hokies are giving up 1,047 yards which has them sitting in 55th in the country. They have given up 209.4 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 58.8%. During this campaign, they are surrendering 310.2 yards per contest which has them sitting 24th in college football. They have yielded 5 touchdowns by air in addition to 5 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Panthers went home defeated by a final of 26-21 when they played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Vincent Davis carried the football 15 times for 80 yards, finishing the contest with 5.3 yards per carry for Pittsburgh. Kedon Slovis (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 305 yards on 26/45 through the air while his quarterback rating was 132.3. He tossed 1 interception and his Y/A was 6.8. Pittsburgh surrendered 44 rush attempts for 232 yds (5.3 yards per carry). The Panthers passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 40.7%, surrendering 102 yds on 11 for 27 passing. The Panthers finished the contest with a total of 411 yards on 76 plays (5.4 yards per play). Pittsburgh rushed for 3.4 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 106 yds on 31 carries.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Panthers are ranking 53rd in the country maintaining an average of 33.0 points per game. For the year thus far, the Panthers have earned 1,255 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 251.0 passing yards per contest, ranking them 61st in the nation. The Pittsburgh Panthers hold an average of 417.4 yards per game, ranking them 62nd in the country. The Pittsburgh offense has accrued 306 penalty yds on 38 violations, which has them sitting 25th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team.
The Panthers are relinquishing 25.6 points per contest, ranking them 70th in college football. Pittsburgh has surrendered a total of 626 yards rushing (125.2 yards per contest) and 7 touchdowns on the ground for the year. This season, they have given up 128 points. They have allowed 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 198.8 yards/game, which has them in 38th in the nation. The Panthers defense has participated in 321 plays, which is good for 47th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hokies +14
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