Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Pittsburgh Panthers - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-2) at Pittsburgh Panthers (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -8 -- Over/Under: 53.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ACC Network
Heinz Field and the Pittsburgh Panthers take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets looked good in building a 3-0 record but have since dropped back to back contests following a 35-21 defeat to visiting Miami. The Jackets outgained the Hurricanes 381-355 but committed three turnovers with two fumbles ending up in their endzone. GT quarterback Justin Thomas completed 11-19 for 94 yards and a touchdown and interception with Dedrick Mills snagging a nine yard TD. The Yellow Jackets did most of their damage on the ground as expected with Mills leading the way with 99 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 19 touches while Clinton Lynch and JJ Green combined for 98 yards on nine carries but miscues were the difference.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers have shown the ability to move the chains and find the endzone consistently which was exactly what happened in week five’s 43-27 victory versus visiting Mar0shall as a 16.5 point favorite. The Panthers jumped to a 27-0 lead at the half before holding off a late Thundering Herd rally. Pitt racked up a 532-344 edge in yards with a 33 yard pick six as time expired to seal the win. The balanced Panthers received 280 passing yards from Nathan Peterman who connected on 17-23 and a pair of touchdowns with leading receiver Jester Weah hauling in seven passes for 176 yards including a 54 yard scoring strike. Chawntez Moss led Pittsburgh on the ground with 97 yards while Quadree Henderson added 57 yards.
The under is 4-0-1 in Georgia Tech’s last 5 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and Georgia Tech are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while Georgia Tech are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 4-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 4 games following a ATS loss and Pittsburgh are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game while the over is 4-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 4 games overall.
I’m going to back Georgia Tech because I know Pittsburgh will score but the Yellow Jackets will also score enough to cover…