Check out our week 11 Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse preview to see who we believe will win and cover in the Bronx.
- Pittsburgh’s defense ranks 107th in terms of points allowed.
- In terms of passing attempts, Syracuse ranks 71st.
PITTSBURGH VS SYRACUSE PREVIEW
The Panthers and Orange meet at Yankee Stadium at 3:30 p.m. ET in an NCAAF Week 11 battle. The game will be broadcast on ACCN on Saturday, November 11th.The Panthers are 2 point away favorites in this week’s Atlantic Coast battle. Can they win and cover the spread on the road?
PITTSBURGH VS. SYRACUSE MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Pittsburgh Panthers at Syracuse Orange
- Where: Bronx at Yankee Stadium
- Date: Saturday, November 11th
PITTSBURGH PREVIEW: CAN PITTSBURGH SECURE ANOTHER VICTORY?
As they prepare for this game, Pittsburgh has an overall record of 2-7. In their most recent game, they faced Florida State and were unable to secure a victory, falling to the Seminoles 24-7. Pittsburgh is 2-6 against the spread this season. The Panthers have been favored three times and underdog five times. Pittsburgh has a 5-3 over/under record this season. Their games have produced a total of 48.9 points on average, with the median over/under line being 45.7 points.
Against Florida State, the Panthers’ offense totaled 333 yards of offense. 89 yards came from the ground, while 244 came from the air. They were 0/11 on third down and only threw one touchdown. Christian Veilleux finished with a QB rating of 64.46 in the loss to Florida State, completing on 15 of 35 throws for 244 yards. Furthermore, he scored one touchdown in the game.
Pittsburgh’s defense surrendered 501 yards versus Florida State. This includes allowing 138 yards on the ground and 363 passing yards. Pittsburgh’s defense ranks 107th in points allowed per game, allowing 28.2 points per game. Teams have averaged 234.4 passing yards against them (ranked 109th in the country). They’ve given up 133.8 rushing yards, ranking them 63rd in college football.
SYRACUSE PREVIEW: CAN SYRACUSE FOLLOW UP WITH ANOTHER WIN?
The Syracuse Orange fell to 4-5 on the season after their most recent loss against Boston College. This season, Syracuse has been the favorite in three games and the underdog in five. Their current ATS record is 2-6. Syracuse has a 1-7 over/under record this season. Their games have produced a combined total of 47.9 points on average, with a usual over/under line of 52.9 points.
The Orange offense scored one rushing touchdown and gained 209 yards on 30 attempts against Boston College. Unfortunately, their passing attack was unable to hit the endzone, finishing with 37 yards on 17 pass attempts. Despite failing to complete a touchdown pass in the team’s loss to Boston College, quarterback Carlos Del Rio-Wilson managed to rush for one. His aggregate statistics comprised a 41.2% completion rate and 37 throwing yards.
Syracuse’s defense surrendered 356 yards of offense against Boston College. They gave up 165 yards in the passing game and 191 yards on the ground. This season, the Orange defense has allowed 154 running yards per game, ranking 114th. Opponents are averaging 240.6 passing yards per game against Syracuse, and opposition quarterbacks have an 80.9 passer rating. They presently rank 61st in the NCAA in points allowed.
PITTSBURGH VS SYRACUSE BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
Pittsburgh currently holds the advantage over Syracuse, having won their most recent meeting 19-9. Offensively, Pittsburgh produced 337 yards compared to Syracuse’s 145. Pittsburgh’s offense finished with 161 yards running and 176 yards passing.
Pittsburgh entered as a one-point favorite away, but the oddsmakers have already moved the line to -2 in their favor. Pittsburgh currently has an implied win percentage of 59% and a moneyline payout of -146. On the moneyline, Pittsburgh opened at -122. Syracuse opened at +102 and is now at +118, with an expected win percentage of 46%.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- Pittsburgh is 4-6 vs. the spread on the road.
- In their last five home games, Syracuse is 2-3 Against the Spread.
- Syracuse has an ATS record of 1-9 in the 10 most recent occasions they were the underdog.
- Pittsburgh is 5-5 vs. the spread in the last ten games when favored.
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