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Navy Midshipmen vs Pittsburgh Panthers in NCAAF odds tilt

Pittsburgh PanthersNavy Midshipmen
4-2October 26, 2013, 01:00 | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium3-3

The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Navy and Pittsburgh on Saturday, with the host Midshipmen trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Backers of the Midshipmen have seen them go 3-3 and 4-2 ATS so far this season, while the Panthers are at 4-2 and 1-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Panthers are 3-3, while the Midshipmen are 2-4.

View Pittsburgh Panthers vs Navy Midshipmen Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Midshipmen in this game found them listed as 6.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Midshipmen rated this week at No. 86 and the Panthers sitting at No. 55. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 30-27 result in favor of the Midshipmen this week.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 35-24 winner as they battled Old Dominion at home. Pittsburgh failed to cover in the match as a 17-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Noah Copeland ran through the Toledo defense for 153 yards in Navy's last game, but the Midshipmen still lost a 45-44 decision at Glass Bowl.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Navy's No. 65-ranked offense, averaging 29.67 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 74 this week at 28.17 PPG. The Midshipmen aerial game is averaging 103.67 yards per game, less than the Panthers secondary allows through the air, 237.83 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Panthers feature the league's No. 41-rated road run defense, allowing 144.5 yards per game. Navy, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.

A few Panthers at Midshipmen trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-9-1 SU in its last 15 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Navy is 4-10-1 SU in its last 15 games
Navy is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Navy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Navy's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech, Saturday, November 2nd
Navy at Notre Dame, Saturday, November 2nd