Virginia Tech vs. Pittsburgh Prediction

Virginia Tech vs. Pittsburgh, 11/21/20 College Football Week 12 Predictions

ACC rivals clash at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Saturday where the 4-4 Panthers host the 4-4 Virginia Tech Hokies at 4:00 p.m. ET. With the Hokies laying a field goal on the road and the total down to 54 after opening at 55.5, what’s the best play for bettors this afternoon?

Game Snapshot

335 Virginia Tech Hokies (-3) at 336 Pittsburgh Panthers (+3); o/u 54

Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA

4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 21, 2020

TV: ACC Network

Virginia Tech Hokies Game Notes

Virginia Tech HC Justin Fuente said on Monday that he expects senior RB Jalen Holston's role to continue to increase throughout the remainder of the season. The hamstring injury suffered by starter Khalil Herbert has opened the door for Holston (5'11/215) to earn a few more opportunities, and he made the most of his chances in Saturday's win over Louisville. The senior running back carried the ball just four times on the day, but he gained 36 yards and scored two touchdowns. Even with Herbert making strides in his recovery from a hamstring injury, as he rushed for 49 yards on eight carries last weekend, Holston stands to see his chances increase moving forward.

Pittsburgh Panthers Game Notes

Pitt senior QB Kenny Pickett completed 21-of-27 passes for 210 yards and rushed for 13 yards and a touchdown on three carries in Saturday's 41-17 win at Florida State. With it being reported earlier in the week that Pickett (6'2/220) was still limited in practice due to the left ankle injury that he suffered during an October 10 loss at Boston College, it came as a surprise that he was on the field at the start of Saturday's game. While the senior quarterback didn't throw a touchdown pass his impact on the Pitt offense was noticeable, and he also ran for a 10-yard score late in the second quarter. Getting Pickett back is huge for a Panther team that appeared to be spiraling in the wrong direction, and they'll look to keep the good times rolling next week at Georgia Tech.

Virginia Tech vs. Pittsburgh Betting Prediction

The Hokies are winless against the spread in their last six trips to Pittsburgh and are just 2-10 against the number in their last 12 games versus the Panthers overall. The underdog in this series is also 9-3 at the betting window in the last 12 meetings while the home team has cashed in seven of the previous nine meetings. Meanwhile, the Hokies are also just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall and have failed to cover in 24 of their last 32 games as a road favorite. On the other side, the Panthers are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games played in the month of November.


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