Free Week 8 Prediction: Panthers vs Orange Odds
Week 8 College football betting sees the Pittsburgh Panthers taking on the Syracuse Orange Saturday October 24th at Carrier Dome Syracuse, NY. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Pittsburgh Panthers (5-1) vs. Syracuse Orange (3-3)
Date: Saturday, October 24th
Time: 12 PM
Venue: Carrier Dome Syracuse, NY
NCAA Football Spread: Pittsburgh -6.5
NCAA Betting Total:51.5
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Pittsburgh is back in the top 25 with a win in their last game and they are at 5-1 and are on top of the ACC Coastal Division (3-0). They are a 6.5-point road favorite facing a 3-3 Syracuse team that has lost 3 in a row after a solid 3-0 start.
Syracuse’s defense has been lit up lately, as in their last 3 games they have given up 34, 45, and 44 points respectively.
The last time these 2 teams met was in 2013 at Syracuse when the Panthers beat the Orange 17-16.
Pitt does not have a dynamic offense ranking 108th in passing yards per game and 69th in rushing yards per game, but they are led by their 17th ranked defense.
Panthers QB Nathan Peterman has not been putting up big numbers, but he has been playing well and has limited his mistakes with no INT, and with 6 TD, in his last 3 games.
Tyler Boyd (396 yards 4 TD) leads the WR corps, which has 4 players with at least 165 receiving yards.
Pitt RB Qadree Ollison (559 rushing yards 5 TD) has struggled in the last 2 games failing to average over 4 yards per game in each contest.
Syracuse ranks a decent 42nd in the nation in run defense, but they only rank 95th in pass defense and in their last game, a 44-38 3OT loss to Virginia, they 393 yards.
The Orange also do not have a dynamic offense ranking 110th in passing yards per game and 70th in rushing yards per game, but they have averaged 28 ppg in their last 3 games.
Freshman QB Eric Dungey has played pretty good in the last 2 games with 4 TD and only 1 INT. Steve Ishmael and Brisly Estime are his 2 main targets and they have combined for 467 receiving yards and 5 TD on the season.
Dingey is the 2nd leading rusher for the squad and leading rusher Jordan Fredericks has failed to rush for over 40 yards in each of his last 3 games.
Pitt ranks 12th in the nation defending the run and 36th defending the run.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
* Panthers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games.
* Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
* Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games.
* Orange are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss.
* Orange have an Over record of 6-0 in their last 6 games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
Pitt has covered the spread in their last 6 road games and that trend will continue facing Syracuse.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Pittsburgh ATS
The Panthers defense will play well and their offense will not have a problem facing a struggling Syracuse defense and Pitt will win and cover.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 27 Syracuse 13
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