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Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh - 11/17/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Panthers (6-4) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-5)
Date & Time Saturday November 17, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +8.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
CHSS
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CFB | Pittsburgh Panthers (6-4) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-5)
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The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet in week 12 college football action Saturday from BB&T Field. 

Pitt enters this game with a 6-4 record overall. The Panthers have fallen to Penn State, UNC, UCF and Notre Dame this year but taken out Albany, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Duke, Virginia and Virginia Tech. 

In the VT game, Pitt QB Kenny Pickett logged 162 yards and a TD, and Qadree Ollison went off for 235 yards and three scores off 16 carries. Maurice French led the Panthers receivers with 83 yards and a TD on two grabs. 

Over on the Wake Forest side, they’re 5-5 this year. The Deacons’ losses have come against Boston College, Notre Dame, Clemson, Florida State and Syracuse but they’ve taken out Tulane, Towson, Rice, Louisville and NC State. 

In the NC State game, Wake QB Jamie Newman put up 297 yards and three scores, while Cade Carney led the rush on 68 yards. Sage Surratt was the top receiver for the Deacons on 109 yards and eight catches. 

The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last four conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last four in November. Pitt is 5-0 ATS in their last five overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five on turf. 

Meanwhile, the Deacons are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 in November and 2-5 ATS in their last seven conference games. Wake is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 overall and 2-7 ATS in their last nine on turf. 

Pitt put on an offensive clinic in the Virginia Tech game, and they’re now sitting on a three-game win streak. The Panthers have actually looked quite good over their last five games, in sharp contrast to the shaky nature of their first five. 

Wake won’t just roll over though, especially after taking out NC State, so this should be a pretty darn good game. In the end however, I think Pitt has a slight edge in what should be a fun one to watch.

Pick:
Pittsburgh Panthers -8.5

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