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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Syracuse Orange Underdogs vs Panthers at Pittsburgh

Syracuse Orange


Pittsburgh Panthers
Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Heinz Field

A key Week 13 battle has the visiting Syracuse Orange travelling to Pittsburgh on Saturday to face the Panthers.

Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans backing the Pittsburgh Panthers here saw them open at 5Dimes as -8-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

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Computer Prediction: Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 40-27 victory for the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Panthers sit at 4-6 (4-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Syracuse Orange are currently 3-7 (4-6 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Pittsburgh is 5-4-1 OU, and Syracuse is 2-8 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Syracuse injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Panthers rated this week at No. 67 and the Syracuse Orange sitting at No. 70.

How Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 31.5 PPG, against a Syracuse defense that ranks No. 39 this week at 23.4 PPG. The Pittsburgh aerial game is averaging 187.2 yards per game, less than the Syracuse Orange secondary allows through the air, 217 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Syracuse Orange feature the league's No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 90.33 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orange suffered a Week 11 loss against Duke in their last game, falling 27-10 at Carrier Dome.

James Conner ran through the North Carolina defense for 220 yards in Pittsburgh's last game, but the Panthers still lost a 40-35 decision at Kenan Stadium.

Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Odds Trends

Syracuse is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Syracuse's last 9 games
Syracuse is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Syracuse is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

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