Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Total Pick

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Virginia Cavaliers, 10/31/18 Predictions & Preview

Will No. 23 Virginia have another low-scoring game when the Cavaliers play host to Pittsburgh on Friday night at 7:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

315 Pittsburgh at 316 Virginia

Friday, November 2, 2018

7:30PM ET – Scott Stadium

TV: ESPN2

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Virginia is favored at home, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -7 points against Pittsburgh. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 49 points. The public betting for this game currently has 58 percent going on Virginia at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Pittsburgh winning with offense

Pittsburgh is coming off a 54-45 win over Duke last weekend to move to 4-4 on the season. The Panthers are 3-1 in the ACC, 4-4 against the spread and 4-4 with the over/under total.

Pitt is averaging just 27.8 points and 374.8 yards per game on offense this season, but the Panthers have put up over 30 points in three of four wins and over 40 in two of those wins. Pitt has a strong run game, led by Qadree Ollison, who has run for 795 yards and seven touchdowns. Darrin Hall has added 429 rushing yards. Kenny Pickett has thrown for 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 32.6 points and 436 yards per contest. Their run defense is giving up 185 yards per contest.

UVA rolling

Virginia is coming off a 31-21 win over North Carolina last week for its third straight win and fifth win in six games. The Cavaliers are now 6-2 overall, 4-1 in the ACC, 7-1 against the spread and 4-4 with the over/under total.

The Cavaliers are tremendous on defense, holding opponents to just 18.8 points and 327.4 yards per game. Offensively, UVA is putting up 28.3 points and 390.8 yards per contest. The Cavs are led by their run game, which averages 186 yards per game. Jordan Ellis is leading the way with 683 yards rushing and seven touchdowns while Bryce Perkins has run for 575 yards and six scores. Perkins also has thrown for 1,623 yards and 15 touchdowns. Olamide Zaccheaus is the leading receiver with 56 catches for 690 yards and six touchdowns.

College Football Betting Trends

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has hit the under in eight of its last nine road games and the Panthers are 9-3-1 with the under in their last 13 Friday games.

Virginia

The Cavaliers have hit the over in four of their last five Friday games, but are 32-14 with the under in their last 46 games following a win.

Prediction:

Pittsburgh has had some big offensive showings, but the Panthers were also held to 14 by Notre Dame, 14 by UCF and 6 by Penn State. Virginia is a very solid defensive team and its offense likes to control the ball with the ground game. That aspect shouldn’t be difficult for the Cavs against a really poor Pitt run defense. The Panthers will get limited possessions and likely not succeed on a fair amount of them against this good defense. Look for the under to hit on Friday night.

College Football Prediction: Pittsburgh/Virginia Under 49

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