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Cavaliers visit Pittsburgh Panthers in Week 9 College Football Betting Clash

The Pittsburgh Panthers host Virginia on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-4-2 ATS mark against the 5-2 Cavaliers in NCAA college football betting action at Heinz Field.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Pittsburgh Panthers pegged as -4-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 28-24 result in favor of the Panthers. 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.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh battles the Virginia Cavaliers, currently with a 5-2 mark (4-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 1-6-1 for the Panthers and 3-4 for the Virginia Cavaliers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Virginia injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Panthers sit at No. 65 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Virginia Cavaliers are at No. 90 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 98-ranked offense, averaging 23.38 PPG, against a Virginia defense that ranks No. 48 this week at 23 PPG. The Pittsburgh aerial game is averaging 229 yards per game, more than the Virginia Cavaliers secondary allows through the air, 184.86 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Virginia Cavaliers own the league's No. 31-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 120.5 yards per game when on the road. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 110 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Virginia was hammered in its last outing, as Boston College ran up a 41-10 score against them at Scott Stadium.

Duke was unable to contain Darrin Hall in its last action Saturday and the result was a 24-17 Week 8 loss against the Panthers.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • Virginia is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, November 4th
Pittsburgh home to North Carolina, Thursday, November 9th