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Yellow Jackets vs Panthers Preview

Pittsburgh PanthersGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets
4-3November 02, 2013, 07:00 | Bobby Dodd Stadium5-3

The Panthers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Yellow Jackets in Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday in Week 10 action.

The Yellow Jackets currently sport a record of 5-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-3-1 ATS. The Panthers are 4-3 and 1-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Yellow Jackets post a 5-3 over under record this season, while the Panthers have gone 3-4 against the number.

View Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Yellow Jackets 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.)

The game pits the Yellow Jackets, currently No. 57 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Panthers, who rate No. 54 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 41-27 victory for the Yellow Jackets.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 24-21 loser on the road against Navy. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Panthers suffered a Week 9 loss against Navy in their last game, falling 24-21 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Last time we saw the Cavaliers, they had no answer for Zach Laskey as the Yellow Jackets rolled to a 35-25 victory at Scott Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgia Tech's No. 34-ranked offense, averaging 35.88 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 69 this week at 27.57 PPG. The Yellow Jackets aerial game is averaging 124 yards per game, less than the Panthers secondary allows through the air, 218.86 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Panthers feature the league's No. 59-rated road run defense, allowing 169.67 yards per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

A few Panthers at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgia Tech is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games
Georgia Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, Saturday, November 9th
Georgia Tech at Clemson, Thursday, November 14th