|NCAAF Picks: Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh College Football Odds & Spreads|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 07 November 2009 02:12|
Syracuse vs. PITT Pick
No. 14 Pittsburgh looks to remain unbeaten in the Big East Conference when the Panthers host Syracuse Saturday at Noon ET from Heinz Field.
Bet Syracuse at Pittsburgh
Syracuse is 3-5 on the season and 4-4 against the spread. The Orange covered the spread in their first three games but have failed to do some in four of their last five. Syracuse has had just one road game this season, but now finishes the season with three of four on the road.
The Panthers have large odds to cover at 21.5 points, but Syracuse has struggled defensively, especially against the pass, where the Orange are giving up 274 yards per-game. Bill Stull has 16 touchdown passes on the year, but his play has been aided by Dion Lewis, who had rushed for 1,029 yards and 11 scores. The Pitt defense should have no problems with the Syracuse offense, which has not been able to move the ball consistently. With the balance of offense and defense and Syracuse failing to cover the spread as of late, the Panthers seem like a strong play on Saturday to cover the 21.5-point spread odds.
SYRACUSE is 9-8 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH since 1992
SYRACUSE is 11-6 straight up against PITTSBURGH since 1992
6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
SYRACUSE is 2-0 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 2-0 straight up against SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
All games played at PITTSBURGH since 1992
PITTSBURGH is 5-3 against the spread versus SYRACUSE since 1992
SYRACUSE is 5-3 straight up against PITTSBURGH since 1992
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons.
SYRACUSE is 1-0 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 straight up against SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
[WR] 09/01/2009 - Daniel Bailey has left the team ( None )
[FS] 09/05/2009 - Dorian Graham out for season ( Shoulder )
[C] 11/04/2009 - Jim McKenzie is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U ( Hand )
[TE] 10/07/2009 - Nick Provo out for season ( Knee )
[WR] 11/02/2009 - Mike Williams has quit team ( Undisclosed )
[DE] 11/03/2009 - Jared Kimmel out for season. ( Knee )
[RB] 11/03/2009 - Antwon Bailey out indefinitely ( Suspension )
[OL] 11/03/2009 - Andrew Tiller out indefinitely ( Suspension )
No significant injuries.
Pittsburgh Panthers -21.5 Under 50