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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Pittsburgh Panthers 11/14/2019 Picks, Odds and Previews
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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Pittsburgh Panthers 11/14/2019 – The fate of the Pittsburgh Panthers will depend on various scenarios. Either way, the only thing they can do right now is to continue their winning ways. Pittsburgh faces the North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday with NCAAF heavily favoring them. Despite an impressive season, the stinging loss of the Panthers to the Virginia Cavaliers may weigh heavily. They need to win their remaining games and hope Virginia loses to Virginia Tech this Thanksgiving. At stake for the Panthers is a shot at the division title. The Tar Heels are out of contention but still have a slim chance of gaining bowl eligibility. Pittsburgh will be looking to win over North Carolina since 2009.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Pittsburgh Panthers 11/14/2019
North Carolina Tar Heels
The odds are a bit stacked on the North Carolina Tar Heels this Thursday. They are coming off a loss to Virginia but still have a shot at bowl eligibility. To accomplish that, the Tar Heels need to improve on the defensive end. They are allowing opposing teams 27.1 points per game, meaning they need to do more against Pittsburgh. North Carolina is playing well on the offensive end, averaging 28.1 points per game. They are also averaging 277.4 yards per game on air and 168.4 yards per game when running the ball.
Players to watch: S. Howell QB 174 CMP 299 ATT 2,472 YDS 58.2 CMP% 8.3 AVG 68 LNG 26 TD 5 INT; J. Williams RB 132 ATT 738 YDS 5.6 AVG 40 LNG; M. Carter RB 123 ATT 629 YDS 5.1 AVG 50 LNG; D. Brown WR 32 REC 679 YDS 21.2 AVG 62 LNG; D. Newsome RB 46 REC 647 YDS 14.1 AVG 47 LNG
There are big stakes on the line for the Pittsburgh Panthers this Thursday. Pittsburgh goes for back-to-back wins to keep their division title hopes alive. Work needs to be done on the offensive end for the Panthers. Quarterback Kenny Pickett has been doing great but needs to take better care of the ball. Pittsburgh is averaging only 20.9 points per game but has made up for it with 249.1 passing yards per game. The good news is that they are performing well on the defensive end. They are limiting to just 20.1 points per game. However, their defensive line will be put to test by North Carolina’s vaunted offensive machine.
Players to watch: K. Pickett QB 197 CMP 323 ATT 1,952 YDS 61 CMP% 6 AVG 74 LNG 9 TD 8 INT; A. J. Davis WR 89 ATT 407 YDS 4.6 AVG 22 LNG; T. Sibley Jr. RB 50 ATT 249 YDS 5 AVG 33 LNG; t. Mack WR 53 REC 610 YDS 11.5 AVG 48 LNG; M. Ffrench WR 75 REC 606 YDS 8.1 AVG 74 LNG
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Numbers
North Carolina Tar Heels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 6 games.
Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Picks
NCAA football point spreads pick the Pittsburgh Panthers to win over the North Carolina Tar Heels this Thursday. The Panthers are predicted to win via a score of 31.0-24.6 covering the spread and the total going over.