NCAAF

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Pittsburgh Panthers

Virginia Tech
Hokies
5 - 2
Pittsburgh
Panthers
5 - 2
October 27, 2016, 7:00 PM EDT
 | Acrisure Field

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Virginia Tech
Hokies
5 - 2
Pittsburgh
Panthers
5 - 2
October 27, 2016, 7:00 PM EDT
 | Acrisure Field
  • Two 5-2 ACC teams will do battle in Week 10 when the Virginia Tech Hokies head to Pennsylvania to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field on Thursday night. This is an important divisional matchup that has historically produced close games. The average margin of victory in the last three games between these two schools is just 6.33 points.

    SHARK BITES
    • Virginia Tech is 1-8 ATS in its last nine games against Pittsburgh.
    • Pittsburgh is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games against its conference.
    • Virginia Tech is 2-5 SU and 1-6 ATS in its last seven games in Week 9.

    Both teams have left a little to be desired when it comes to covering the spread but the Panthers may be a good fade option in this one as they are 0-10 against the spread in their last 10 home games after winning their most recent home game and have not yet covered at home this year.

    Virginia Tech has dropped two straight games to Pittsburgh but will come into this matchup as the betting favorite. The Hokies have been the favorite in their last five games and have covered the spread in all but one of them. That ATS loss came in a straight-up loss to Syracuse in a game in which the Hokies were actually 23-point favorites.

    Jerod Evans was the key to the Hokies’ 37-16 victory over Miami and goes up against a Panthers squad that gives up 298.9 yards per game through the air – that ranks Pittsburgh 122nd out of 128 in passing yards allowed per game.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    Betting fans looking to back the visiting Virginia Tech Hokies in this one found them as -4-point favorites on the Sportsbook college football point spread at Sportsbook. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

    Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 37-28 win for the Hokies on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

    Virginia Tech Hokies vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    The Pittsburgh Panthers sport a record of 5-2 and 2-5 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Virginia Tech Hokies sit at 5-2 and 4-3 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 6-1 for the Panthers and 4-3 for the Hokies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Virginia Tech injuries news.

    According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 48-rated Pittsburgh Panthers and the No. 19-rated Virginia Tech Hokies in this matchup.

    Statistical Matchup

    The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 38.43 PPG, against a Virginia Tech defense that ranks No. 17 this week at 17.86 PPG. The Pittsburgh aerial game is averaging 178.86 yards per game, less than the Virginia Tech Hokies secondary allows through the air, 198.43 YPG per game.

    In comparing defenses, the Virginia Tech Hokies own the league's No. 45-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 156 yards per game when on the road. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 32 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    Miami-FL was unable to contain Travon McMillian in its last action Thursday and the result was a 37-16 Week 8 loss against the Hokies.

    In their last game, the Panthers were Week 7 Sportsbooks, coming out on top of the Cavaliers by a score of 45-31.

    Betting Trends
    • Virginia Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    • Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games
    • Virginia Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    • Pittsburgh is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
    • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
    • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

    Next Betting Matchups

    Virginia Tech at Duke, Saturday, November 5th
    Pittsburgh at Miami-FL, Saturday, November 5th

Power Ranking
Virginia Tech 111
Pittsburgh 33
Betting Odds Preview

Virginia Tech Hokies at Pittsburgh Panthers

A key Week 9 battle has the visiting Virginia Tech Hokies travelling to Pittsburgh on Thursday to face the Panthers.

The Pittsburgh Panthers sport a record of 5-2 and 2-5 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Virginia Tech Hokies sit at 5-2 and 4-3 ATS on the season.

Smart Chart
  • VTECH
  • 23.69
  • 25.31
  • -1.62
  • 176.38
  • 185.54
  • 224.15
  • 167.85
  • -0.08
  •  
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Passing Yards
  • Rush Yards
  • Passing Yards Allowed
  • Rushing Yards Allowed
  • Turnover Differential
  • PITT
  • 41.43
  • 23.64
  • 17.79
  • 337.36
  • 149.14
  • 264.29
  • 89.29
  • -0.5
Head to Head Summary

No data available.

Team Record
Virginia Tech Hokies
AllLast 3vs Conf
Record5-22-13-1
Home4-01-02-0
Away1-21-11-1
ATS4-32-13-1
ATS Home3-11-02-0
ATS Away1-21-11-1
Offense35.8629.3334.25
Defense17.8616.6712.50
Diff18.0012.6721.75
Team Record
Pittsburgh Panthers
AllLast 3vs Conf
Record5-23-02-1
Home4-02-01-0
Away1-21-01-1
ATS2-51-22-1
ATS Home0-40-20-1
ATS Away2-11-02-0
Offense38.4341.6739.33
Defense31.4330.6734.00
Diff7.0011.005.33
Head to Head Detail
Search NCAAF DatabaseTeamsScoreRush YardsPass YardsTotal YardsTurnovers
Oct 3, 2015PITT171661102761
VTECH139911003
Oct 16, 2014VTECH16262652911
PITT212101213312
Oct 12, 2013PITT9231872100
VTECH19762393150
Sep 15, 2012VTECH17592653244
PITT352542835371
Nov 8, 2003VTECH282691864554
PITT311433034463
Nov 2, 2002PITT282752084833
VTECH211301452753
Nov 3, 2001VTECH7151361514
PITT381482453931
Oct 28, 2000PITT34243113351
VTECH372831944772
Oct 30, 1999VTECH302951704650
PITT17-124274150
Sep 26, 1998PITT7291111403
VTECH27109972064
Betting Odds Trends
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Injuries
Virginia Tech Hokies
  • No Injuries
Injuries
Pittsburgh Panthers
  • No Injuries
Last 5 Games
Virginia Tech Hokies
DateOPPScoreSULineATSOff. RushOff. PassOff. TotalDef. RushDef. PassDef. TotalTOLocation
Oct 20, 2016MI-FL37-16W-4.5/52.5W/O25127252342323365-1Home
Oct 15, 2016SYRACU17-31L-23/65.5L/U1613074681564055611Away
Oct 8, 2016UNC34-3W-2.5/51W/U189752647358131-2Away
Sep 24, 2016E.CAR54-17W-13/57W/O16729546281362443-1Home
Sep 17, 2016BOST.C49-0W-6.5/39.5W/O2232534764480124-1Home
Pittsburgh Panthers
DateOPPScoreSULineATSOff. RushOff. PassOff. TotalDef. RushDef. PassDef. TotalTOLocation
Oct 15, 2016VIRGNA45-31W-3/61W/O209137346100278378-1Away
Oct 8, 2016GATECH37-34W-6.5/52L/O2151924072411303711Home
Oct 1, 2016MARSHL43-27W-17/58L/O252280532104240344-1Home
Sep 24, 2016UNC36-37L6.5/67W/O281140421184534710Away
Sep 17, 2016OKLAST38-45L2.5/57.5L/O290237527100540640-1Away
Offensive Comparison
Virginia Tech Hokies
Pittsburgh Panthers

Scoring

Points Scored

23.69 41.43

Last 3 Games

29.33 41.67

Yards Per Point

15.28 11.74

Overall Yards Gained

Total

361.92 486.5

Passing

176.38 337.36

Rushing

185.54 149.14

On Road vs. At Home Yards Gained

Total

378.8 542.14

Passing

168.40 393.14

Rushing

210.40 149.00
Defensive Comparison
Virginia Tech Hokies
Pittsburgh Panthers

Scoring Allowed

Points Allowed

25.31 23.64

Last 3 Games

16.67 30.67

Yards Per Point

15.28 11.74

Overall Yards Allowed

Total

392 353.58

Passing

224.15 264.29

Rushing

167.85 89.29

On Road vs. At Home Yards Allowed

Total

394 369.85

Passing

252.80 277.71

Rushing

141.20 92.14
Supergrid
StatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense23.699623.6443
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense168.40108277.71120
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense210.401692.1414
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense41.43325.3159
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense393.143252.8090
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense149.0088141.2035
Recent Form

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Power Stats
  • VTECH
  • 15.28
  • 15.49
  • -0.21
  •  
  • 13.25
  • 12.56
  • 0.69
  •  
  • 4.53
  • 4.54
  • -0.01
  • Yards Per Point
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Yards Per Pass
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Yards Per Rush
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • PITT
  • 11.74
  • 14.96
  • -3.21
  •  
  • 12.87
  • 12.25
  • 0.62
  •  
  • 3.98
  • 2.65
  • 1.33