Pitt vs Virginia Tech Predictions Thread

Game time is 3:30 pm at our home field. Pitt favored by 14.5 points at this post time. Over/Under is 41.5 points so the odds makers have spoken. Here is a bit from CBS Sports:

Why Pittsburgh can cover

Pittsburgh should be laser-focused coming into this game following its stunning loss last week. The Panthers had won consecutive games by 21 points following their overtime loss to Tennessee, so they were likely expecting to cruise to another win against Georgia Tech. They are back at home for the third week in a row, making this a good scheduling spot for them. 

Virginia Tech has looked abysmal over its last two games, getting beat by three-plus touchdowns by West Virginia and North Carolina. The Hokies managed to score just 10 points in each of those games, which will make it difficult to cover the spread on Saturday. Virginia Tech has now covered just once in its last six games, and Pittsburgh has covered in eight straight home games against the Hokies. 

Why Virginia Tech can cover

Pittsburgh might still be in shock after what happened last week, and the fan base is not going to be energized for this game. The Panthers are also laying the tough number of -14.5, which is not an easy spread to cover with so many games landing exactly on 14. They have not covered the spread in any of their last five home games, including the first two of this homestand. 

Junior quarterback Grant Wells has dealt with some turnover issues, but he has also thrown for 983 yards and five touchdowns. Junior running back Keshawn King is averaging 6.1 yards per carry on 38 attempts, racking up 231 yards. 

I’m not so sure about this as the bookies are. I’ll go with VT pulling another upset on us 24-21.

Wild turkey, Meleagris gallapavo, sneaking up on cat

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