Virginia at Pittsburgh - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Cavaliers (1-3) at Pittsburgh Panthers (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -10 -- Over/Under: 45.5 See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and Pittsburgh Panthers meet Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.
The Virginia Cavaliers could use a road victory to rebound from a 1-3 start to the year. Matt Johns is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 989 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Johns has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Canaan Severin and Taquan Mizzell have combined for 590 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Keeon Johnson has four receptions. The Virginia Cavaliers ground game is averaging 93.7 yards per contest, and Mizzell leads the way with 157 yards on 46 carries. Defensively, UVA is allowing 38.3 points and 445.3 yards per game. Micah Kiser leads the Cavs with 39 tackles, Mike Moore has two sacks and Tim Harris has three pass deflections.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers look for their fourth victory and hope to build on their win over Virginia Tech. Nate Peterman is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 538 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Peterman and Chad Voytik have produced five touchdown passes. Tyler Boyd and Scott Orndoff have combined for 378 receiving yards and three touchdowns while J.P. Holtz has seven receptions. The Pittsburgh Panthers ground game is averaging 168.2 yards per contest, and Qadree Ollison leads the way with 427 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 21 points and 243.8 yards per game. Jordan Whitehead leads the Panthers with 28 tackles, Ejuan Price has three sacks and Terrish Webb has two interceptions. Colton Lively and Darrin Hall are questionable.
The Cavaliers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The favorite is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Virginia has been destroyed on the road this season and struggled to beat William & Mary in its only win of the year. Pittsburgh is not a bad team and has a defense that will give the Cavs major issues. I like Pitt by double digits here.