Virginia Cavaliers (1-3) at Pittsburgh Panthers (3-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 10, 2015, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -10 -- Over/Under:
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The Pittsburgh Panthers will try to win their second ACC game in a row when they host Virginia this weekend.
Pittsburgh started off conference play with a big win on the road against Virginia Tech 17-13. Quarterback Nathan Peterman went 9/15 for 110 yards and a touchdown. Running back Qadree Ollison had a big day on the ground carrying the ball 19 times for 122 yards and a touchdown. Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd led the Panthers with 5 catches for 48 yards. Pittsburgh Defense played will causing the Hokies to turn the ball over 3 times and only allow a total of 100 yards. Terrish Webb, Mike Caprara, and Avonte Maddox each recorded an interception. Pittsburgh will try to win back-to-back ACC games as they host Virginia this week.
Virginia was blown out last week at home against the Boise State Broncos 56-14 making their record 1-3. Quarterback Matt Johns struggled going 12/25 for 199 yards and 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Daniel Hamm led the Cavaliers in rushing yards with 22 on 8 carries. T.J. Thorpe led the team in receiving with 1 big catch for 75 yards and a touchdown. Taquan Mizzell also added 5 catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. Virginia turned the ball over 5 times and allowed 447 total yards. You will not win many games doing that. Virginia will try to turn things around when they take on Pittsburgh this weekend.
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-0-2 against the spread in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. Virginia is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game. Pittsburgh is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 home games. The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
The Virginia Cavaliers have not looked good so far this season and i see this continuing against Pittsburgh. The Panthers are coming off a big win against Virginia Tech and should have no problem with Virginia this week. Take Pittsburgh to cover the spread.