Free Pick: Miami vs Pittsburgh College Football Picks, Predictions 10/17/20
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Pittsburgh Panthers (3-1) at Miami-FL Hurricanes (3-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami-FL Hurricanes -10 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers and The Miami Hurricanes meet Saturday in week 7 college football action at Hard Rock Stadium.
The Pittsburgh Panthers need a feel good win to rebound from back-to-back losses. The Pittsburgh Panthers have split their last six road games. Kenny Pickett is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 1,389 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Pickett has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. DJ Turner and Jordan Addison have combined for 628 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Taysir Mack has 13 receptions. The Pittsburgh Panthers ground game is averaging 125.4 yards per contest, and Vincent Davis leads the way with 242 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 18.2 points and 263.4 yards per game. SirVocea Dennis leads the Pittsburgh Panthers with 31 tackles, Patrick Jones II has seven sacks and Paris Ford has two interceptions.
The Miami Hurricanes look for their third home win to build on their 3-1 record. The Miami Hurricanes have won six of their last eight home games. D’Eriq King is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 857 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. King has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Brevin Jordan and Mark Pope have combined for 385 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Mike Harley has 15 receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 196.5 yards per contest, and Cam'Ron Harris leads the way with 314 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 25 points and 420.3 yards per game. Bubba Bolden leads the Miami Hurricanes with 27 tackles, Zach McCloud has two sacks and Al Blades Jr. has two interceptions.
The Panthers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hurricanes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games, 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games in October. The under is 15-4 in Panthers last 19 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Hurricanes last 5 conference games. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The road team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
The Miami Hurricanes said a lot of the right things after their beatdown against Clemson, but it's going to be interesting to see how they respond on the field. The Pittsburgh Panthers don't have the talent Miami has on either side of the ball, but they're physical and find ways to hang around even if it's ugly. Pittsburgh's two losses this season were decided by a combined two points. Three of the last five meetings between Pittsburgh and Miami were decided by single digits. Miami has also had issues putting away teams this season, as we saw against UAB and Louisville.
Give me Pittsburgh and the points.