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Pittsburgh Favored by -6.5 Against Syracuse on Saturday - Week 8 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

The visiting Pittsburgh Panthers hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Carrier Dome against the Orange.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Pittsburgh Panthers opened as -6.5-point favorites in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Panthers to win this game on Saturday 21-18. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Syracuse bring a 3-3 record (4-2 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 5-1 Pittsburgh Panthers, who are 4-2 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Syracuse go 6-0 so far and the Panthers go 3-2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Syracuse vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 106-rated Syracuse Orange and the No. 38-rated Pittsburgh Panthers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Syracuse's No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 32.17 PPG, against a Pittsburgh defense that ranks No. 39 this week at 21.83 PPG. The Syracuse aerial game is averaging 172 yards per game, more than the Pittsburgh Panthers secondary allows through the air, 167.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Pittsburgh Panthers feature the league's No. 33-rated road run defense, allowing 134.25 yards per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, ranks No. 61 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Panthers were Week 7 winners, coming out on top of the Yellow Jackets by a score of 31-28.

In their last game, the Orange were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 44-38 score against Virginia.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Syracuse is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Syracuse is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse's last 5 games
  • Syracuse is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to North Carolina, Thursday, October 29th
Syracuse at Florida State, Saturday, October 31st