Pittsburgh at Boston College 10/10/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh at Boston College 10/10/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Adam Richins-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Panthers (3-1) at Boston College Eagles (2-1)

College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Alumni Stadium)

The Line: Boston College Eagles +3.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pitt Panthers and Boston College Eagles face off on Saturday in an ACC college football showdown at BC Alumni Stadium. 

The Pitt Panthers were able to come away with hard fought wins in their first three games of the season but in the last game against NC State their defense struggled giving up 30 points and their offense wasn't able to make up for it as they lost by a point. This is a Panthers team that leans on their defense and in this game they need that defense to be better. Under center Pitt is led by Kenny Pickett who has thrown for 1,123 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions. On defense this season Pitt is giving up 57.5 yards per game on the ground. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Boston College Eagles who won their first two games of the season before losing their last game against North Carolina. In that game against UNC, Boston College was 14 point underdogs, but Boston College lost by only four points. This isn’t an Eagles offense that is going to put up 40 points a game, which puts a lot of pressure on the defense. Boston College is currently averaging 24 points per game while their defense is giving up 17.7 points per game. One thing that Boston College hasn’t been able to get going has been the run game averaging only 70.3 yards per game on the ground. 

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The under is 15-3 in Pitt’s last 18 road games. Pitt is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games played in October. Boston College is 20-7 against the spread in their last 27 games played in October. The under is 7-3 in Boston College’s last 10 games as a home underdog. 

Boston College struggles to run the ball and it isn’t going to get any easier against Pitt which means they are going to have become one dimensional. That will be the difference as Boston College struggles to score and the Pitt Panthers will cover the spread. In terms of the total it's a lean to the under. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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