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Panthers vs Orange Betting Matchup Report

Syracuse OrangePittsburgh Panthers
Dec 3, 12:00 PM | Grass of Heinz Field

Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD5-6

The Panthers will try to win and cover the spread at Heinz Field on Saturday when they get a visit from the Orange in Week 14 action.

The Panthers sport records of 5-6 and 6-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Orange sit at 5-6 and 3-8 ATS on the season. The over under records are 4-7 for the Panthers and 7-4 for the Orange.

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Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Panthers as 11.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Panthers, currently No. 57 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Orange, who rate No. 76 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 28-22 victory for the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 75-ranked offense (25.1 PPG) against a Orange defense that ranks No. 73 at 28.1 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 206.6 yards per game, less than the Orange give up through the air (258.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Orange feature the league's No. 52-rated road run defense, allowing 158.5 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 68 in rushing offense at home.

Syracuse lost its last outing, a 30-13 result against Cincinnati on November 26. Syracuse failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 43 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 21-20 result against West Virginia on November 25. Pittsburgh covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing in December are 5-2
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Orange at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Syracuse's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games
Syracuse is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Syracuse is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Syracuse
Pittsburgh is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home

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