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Pittsburgh PanthersWest Virginia Mountaineers
Nov 25, 7:00 PM | Turf of Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Pittsburgh Panthers vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

5-5TEAM RECORD7-3

The visiting Panthers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium against the Mountaineers.

This season the Mountaineers are 7-3 overall and 5-5 ATS against the number, while the Panthers are 5-5 and 5-5 ATS. As for the totals, West Virginia is 8-2 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 4-6.

View Pittsburgh vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Mountaineers, currently No. 40 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Panthers, who rate No. 71 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 38-31 victory for the Mountaineers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up West Virginia's No. 16-ranked offense (36.8 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 38 at 22.8 PPG. The Mountaineers passing attack has averaged 362.1 yards per game, more than the Panthers give up through the air (233 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Panthers own the league's No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 96 yards per game when on the road. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 94 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 21-14 winner as they battled Louisville on the road. Pittsburgh covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 35 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

West Virginia was a 24-21 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Cincinnati. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (45) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Before playing South Florida are 5-1

A few Panthers at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing West Virginia
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against West Virginia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of West Virginia's last 9 games
West Virginia is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
West Virginia is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Syracuse, Saturday, December 3
West Virginia at South Florida, Thursday, December 1

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