Free Week 12 Prediction: Tar Heels vs. Panthers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(4-5) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Pitt Panthers (6-3)
Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Pitt -4
NCAA Betting Total: 49
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Week twelve of the college football season has some early week showdowns inclduing two games taking place on Thursday night.
In this game the North Carolina Tar Heels make the trip to Heinz Field to take on the Pitt Panthers. The Tar Heels have won the last six games played between the two teams.
North Carolina Tar Heels
The North Carolina Tar Heels have had an up and down season but they have to feel like the future is really bright with this team.
Coming into this game they have a 4-5 record and that means they need to win two of their last three games to make a bowl game.
The offense is averaging 27.9 points per game while the defense is giving up 27.1 points per game and in this game the offense is going to need to be good.
They are led at quarterback by freshman Sam Howell who has been strong this year throwing for 2,472 yards, 26 touchdowns, and five interceptions.
They are facing a good defense that can create turnovers, so it’s going to be important that Howell does a good job of holding onto the ball.
On the other side of this matchup is the Pitt Panthers who has been involved in a lot of close games, but they have closed them out, and that has allowed them to win six games already.
In their last game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets it wasn’t the best looking game but they were still able to win 20-10.
On the season the Panthers are averaging 20.9 points per game while giving up 20.1 points per game but when they have had the most success it’s been because of the defense stepping up and making plays.
On offense one of the biggest issue the Panthers have had has been the turnovers. Starting quarterback Kenny Pickett has thrown nine touchdowns but eight interceptions. He needs to continue to push the ball down the field, but try to not turn the ball over.
Turnovers would keep the Tar Heels in this game, so the Pickett and the rest of the offense need to make sure they take good care of the ball.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 7-1 in UNC last 8 road games.
- Under is 8-2 in UNC last 10 Thu. games.
- Over is 8-3-1 in UNC last 12 conference games.
- Under is 7-1 in PITT last 8 conference games.
- Under is 8-2 in PITT last 10 games on grass.
- PITT are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
The Panthers have six wins, but I am still not sold on who good of team they really are and this feels like one that is close.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels ATS
I think the Panthers find a way to win this game late, but the Tar Heels will cover the spread.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Pitt 23 – North Carolina 20
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