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
The Panthers are 7-1 on the season and 5-2 against the spread. Pitt’s lone loss was a 38-31 defeat at N.C. State. Pittsburgh is 4-0 at home and covered in two of them. Pitt has beaten the Orange is six of the last seven meetings.
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.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Pittsburgh 21.5-point home favorites over Syracuse on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 50.
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.
College Football Week 10 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
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
Week 10 College Football Injury Report
[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.
Syracuse at Pittsburgh Current Odds
Syracuse Orange +21.5 Over 50
Pittsburgh Panthers -21.5 Under 50
Bet Syracuse at Pittsburgh
Posted: 11/7/09 7:12AM ET