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Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Week 12 Betting Preview, 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 Lane Stadium against the Hokies.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Virginia Tech Hokies in this game found them listed as -15.5-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

A 40-18 result in favor of the Hokies was the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Tech Hokies currently sport a record of 7-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-5 ATS. The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-6 and 3-5-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Virginia Tech Hokies post a 3-6-1 over under record this season, while the Pittsburgh Panthers have gone 2-7-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Virginia Tech Hokies) and the No. 93 (Pittsburgh Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Virginia Tech Hokies No. 46-ranked offense (31.5 PPG) against a Pittsburgh Panthers defense that ranks No. 77 at 28.5 PPG. The Virginia Tech Hokies passing attack has averaged 248.2 yards per game, less than the Pittsburgh Panthers give up through the air (264.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Pittsburgh Panthers feature the league's No. 90-rated road run defense, allowing 198.75 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 65 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Darrin Hall ran through the North Carolina defense for 121 yards in Pittsburgh's last game, but the Panthers still lost a 34-31 decision at Heinz Field.

The Hokies suffered a Week 11 loss against Georgia Tech in their last game, falling 28-22 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 3-7-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Virginia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Virginia Tech is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games
  • Virginia Tech is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Miami-FL, Friday, November 24th
Virginia Tech at Virginia, Friday, November 24th