Pittsburgh Panthers (home) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (away)
Current records: Pittsburgh 5-4; Virginia Tech 4-4
What to Know
Pittsburgh are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 30.44 points per game before their next match. They will look to defend their home turf on Saturday against Virginia Tech at 4:30 p.m. Coming off of a win even when the odds were against them, Pittsburgh have to be feeling especially confident now that the spread is in their favor.
Pittsburgh were able to grind out a solid victory over Virginia last week, winning 23-13. Among those leading the charge for Pittsburgh was Darrin Hall, who rushed for 229 yards and 3 touchdowns on 19 carries.
Meanwhile, Virginia Tech came up short against Boston College, falling 21-31.
Pittsburgh's win lifted them to 5-4 while Virginia Tech's defeat dropped them down to 4-4. Virginia Tech's offensive line will need to gear up for a tough test against a Pittsburgh defensive front that amassed five sacks against Virginia, so we'll see if they are up to the task.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4:30 PM ET
- Where: Heinz Field, Pennsylvania
- TV: ESPN University
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $17.32
The Panthers are a solid 3.5 point favorite against the Hokies.
This season, Pittsburgh are 5-3-0 against the spread. As for Virginia Tech, they are 2-5-0 against the spread
Vegas was right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5 point spread, and stayed right there.
Virginia Tech have won 2 out of their last 3 games against Pittsburgh.
- 2017 - Virginia Tech Hokies 20 vs. Pittsburgh Panthers 14
- 2016 - Pittsburgh Panthers 36 vs. Virginia Tech Hokies 39
- 2015 - Virginia Tech Hokies 13 vs. Pittsburgh Panthers 17