Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Panthers (2-1) at Virginia Tech Hokies (2-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Lane Stadium)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -4.5 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers and Virginia Tech Hokies meet Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium.
The Pittsburgh Panthers look for a big road victory that would give them their third win of the year. Nate Peterman is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 428 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Peterman is currently fourth in the ACC in completion percentage. Tyler Boyd and J.P. Holtz have combined for 305 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Dontez Ford has three receptions. The Pittsburgh Panthers ground game is averaging 169 yards per contest, and Qadree Ollison leads the way with 305 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 23.7 points and 291.7 yards per game. Jordan Whitehead leads the panthers with 23 tackles, Nicholas Grigsby has two sacks and Terrish Webb has an interception.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies look for a win to put them a game above a .500 record. Brenden Motley is completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 770 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Motley has a touchdown pass in all four games this year. Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips have combined for 555 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Bucky Hodges has 10 receptions. The Virginia Tech Hokies ground game is averaging 205.7 yards per contest, and Travon McMillian leads the way with 209 yards on 26 carries. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 26 points and 375.3 yards per game. Chuck Clark leads the Hokies with 32 tackles, Woody Baron has two sacks and Adonis Alexander has two interceptions. Marshawn Williams is questionable and Sean Huelskamp is out for the first half.
The Panthers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October. The Hokies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games. The Panthers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
Virginia Tech has given up some points as of late and just lost shutdown cornerback Kendall Fuller to knee surgery. Pittsburgh is a physical team that has proven it can hang on the road, as it hung around with an OK Iowa squad. This game will come down to the wire and may be a little sloppy.
I'm taking the points.