ACC foes will battle when the Pittsburgh Panthers (3-2) meet the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-3).
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 14.5 points, with bookmakers listing Pittsburgh as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Pittsburgh has -618 odds to pick up the win, while Virginia Tech is listed at +442 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 42.5 points.
How to Watch Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ACC Network
- Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Stadium: Acrisure Stadium
Pittsburgh is totaling 417.4 yards per game offensively this year (61st in the FBS), and are surrendering 324.0 yards per game (31st) on the other side of the ball. From an offensive standpoint, Pittsburgh ranks 52nd in the FBS with 33.0 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 69th in points allowed (324.0 points allowed per contest). Pittsburgh ranks 59th in pass offense (251.0 passing yards per game) and 38th in pass defense (198.8 passing yards allowed per game) this year. Pittsburgh ranks 62nd in run offense (166.4 rushing yards per game) and 51st in run defense (125.2 rushing yards allowed per game) this year. Pittsburgh is putting up a 38.8% third-down conversion rate on offense (73rd in the FBS), and ranks 54th on defense with a 35.6% third-down percentage allowed. With seven forced turnovers (61st in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (61st in the FBS), Pittsburgh’s even turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.
While Virginia Tech’s offense has been stuck in neutral, ranking 22nd-worst with 320.0 total yards per game, its defense ranks 24th-best with only 309.4 total yards allowed per contest. Virginia Tech has been struggling on offense, ranking 15th-worst in the FBS with 18.2 points per game. It has been better on defense, giving up 22.2 points per contest (50th-ranked). With 208.4 passing yards per game on offense, Virginia Tech ranks 97th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 47th, surrendering 209.4 passing yards per game. While Virginia Tech’s run offense has been sputtering, ranking 20th-worst with 111.6 rushing yards per game, its defense ranks 22nd-best with only 100.0 rushing yards surrendered per contest. Virginia Tech’s third-down defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks eighth-best in the FBS with a 25.7% third-down conversion rate allowed. In terms of offense, it is compiling a 36.5% third-down rate, which ranks 86th. After forcing four turnovers (114th in the FBS) and turning the ball over seven times (61st in the FBS) this season, Virginia Tech owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -3.
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech Betting Analysis
Pittsburgh Betting Insights
Pittsburgh has covered the spread one time over five games with a set spread. Pittsburgh is winless against the spread when it is 14.5-point or greater favorites (0-2). Pittsburgh games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this season. The Panthers have been the moneyline favorite four total times this season. They’ve finished 3-1 in those games. The Panthers have played as a moneyline favorite of -618 or shorter in just two games this season, and they split 1-1.
Hokies Betting Insights
Virginia Tech is 1-4-0 against the spread this season. Games involving Virginia Tech have yet to hit the over once this season. The Hokies have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Hokies have played as an underdog of +442 or more once this season and won that game.
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||53.3||55.0||46.5|
|Implied Total AVG||34.6||36.0||29.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-1||2-1||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-1||0-0|
|Point Total AVG||49.4||47.0||53.0|
|Implied Total AVG||30.6||30.7||30.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-1||1-0||0-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-2||0-1||0-1|
Players to Watch
- Calijah Kancey has helped lead the Panthers’ defense with 12 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks in five games.
- Sirvocea Dennis has helped spur the Panthers’ defense with 2.5 sacks to go along with 2.0 TFL and 18 tackles in five games.
- The Panthers’ defense has been aided by Erick Hallett, who has suited up for five games and amassed two interceptions to go along with 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.
- The Panthers’ defense has been aided by the contributions of Bangally Kamara, who has suited up for five games, recording 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL and 17 tackles.
- Dax Hollifield has been providing a big boost on defense, totaling 39 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended for the Hokies.
- In five games for the Hokies, Chamarri Conner has totaled 32 tackles and 1.0 TFL.
- Jaden Keller has been providing a big boost on defense, collecting 1.0 sack to go with 18 tackles for the Hokies.
- TyJuan Garbutt has recorded 2.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and nine tackles in five games for the Hokies.
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this matchup is Pittsburgh, and we expect that Pittsburgh will cover the spread (Pittsburgh -14.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 42.5 points.