Pitt at Duke: 11/6/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Duke Blue Devils (3-5) vs Pittsburgh Panthers (6-2)
Game Info: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium)
Betting Odds: Duke Blue Devils +21 -- Over/Under: 63.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pitt Panthers and Duke Blue Devils face off on Saturday in an ACC conference showdown at Wallace Wade Stadium. Pitt has won the last five games played against Duke.
The Pitt Panthers currently sit with a 6-2 record overall but they are coming off a bad loss in their last game. In the last game against the Miami Hurricanes the defense gave up 38 points and that led to the four-point defeat. Pitt is averaging 43.9 points while the defense is giving up 21.9 points per game. Under center for Pittsburgh is Kenny Pickett and he has thrown for 2755 yards, 26 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Pitt is an elite offensive team but most importantly the defense is going to need to be strong in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Duke Blue Devils who sit with a 3-5 record overall and the last two games have been terrible. Two games ago they lost to Virginia 48-0 and in the last game against Wake Forest, they lost 45-7. Duke is averaging 24.5 points while the defense is giving up 33.3 points per game. Under center for Duke is Gunnar Holmberg and he has thrown for 1,860 yards, six touchdowns, and six interceptions. The top running back has been Mataeo Durant who has rushed for 973 yards and nine touchdowns.
Pitt is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games. Duke is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games. Pitt is 5-0 against the spread in their last five meetings against Duke.The over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings. The over is 9-3 in Pitt’s last 12 games as a favorite. The under is 4-0 in Duke’s last four games overall. The over is 13-4-1 in Duke’s last 18 home games.
This has been a series dominated by Pitt and it’s going to be no different in this game. Duke’s offense is going to struggle, and they are going to have issues against Pitt’s offense. Look for the Panthers to score at least 35 points, and that will be enough for Pitt to cover the spread.