North Carolina at Pittsburgh - 10/29/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (6-1) at Pittsburgh Panthers (6-1)
College Football: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +3 -- Over/Under: 54.5 See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels and Pittsburgh Panthers meet Thursday at Heinz Field.
The North Carolina Tar Heels look for their second road win to string together seven straight wins. Marquise Williams is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 1,353 yards, nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. Williams has three passing touchdowns in his last three games. Quinshad Davis and Bug Howard have combined for 652 receiving yards and three touchdowns and Mack Hollins has 14 receptions. The North Carolina Tar Heels ground game is averaging 215.2 yards per contest, and Elijah Hood leads the way with 646 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, UNC is allowing 16.7 points and 349.9 yards per game. Donnie Miles leads the Tar Heels with 55 tackles, M.J. Stewart has three interceptions and Mikey Bart has three sacks. Nazair Jones, Tyler Powell and Tommy Hatton is questionable.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers look to remain unbeaten at home to string together five straight wins. Nate Peterman is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 1,111 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Peterman has five passing touchdowns in his last three games. Tyler Boyd and Dontez Ford have combined for 751 receiving yards and four touchdowns while J.P. Holtz has 13 receptions. The Pittsburgh Panthers ground game is averaging 171.7 yards per contest, and Qadree Ollison leads the way with 662 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Pitt is allowing 21.6 points and 308.3 yards per game. Jordan Whitehead leads the Panthers with 51 tackles, Matt Galambos has two interceptions and Ejuan Price has 3.5 sacks. Chris Wuestner, Terrish Webb and Reggie Mitchell are questionable.
The Tar Heels are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The Panthers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Tar Heels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Tar Heels have found their groove as of late, while Pittsburgh continues to struggle and relies way, way too much on one guy on the offensive end. North Carolina should win this game and cover the tiny number.