NCAAF Matchup - Panthers Lobos Odds Preview
New Mexico Lobos vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds
Heinz Field will feature Panthers vs. Lobos on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 3 action.
The Panthers sit at 0-1 (0-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lobos are currently 1-1 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 1-0 OU, and New Mexico is 1-1 OU.
Betting Line: The Lobos were listed as 20.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 122-rated Panthers and the No. 106-rated Lobos in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 27--1 win for the Lobos on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 118-ranked offense (13 PPG) against a Lobos defense that ranks No. 79 at 28 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 201 yards per game, more than the Lobos give up through the air (178 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Lobos feature the league's No. 63-rated road run defense, allowing 280 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 97 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, New Mexico was a 42-35 winner on the road against Texas El Paso. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (77) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kasey Carrier went over the 100-yard mark (291) in his team's latest effort as New Mexico defeated Texas El Paso by a score of 42-35 on Saturday.
Pittsburgh was a 41-13 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida State. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (54) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Devin Street did much of the damage, producing 141 receiving yards but Pittsburgh managed to defeat the Panthers 41-13 at Heinz Field.
New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
A few Lobos at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Mexico's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 6 games
New Mexico is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New Mexico is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
New Mexico home to UNLV, Saturday, September 28
Pittsburgh at Duke, Saturday, September 21