The No. 17 Pittsburgh Panthers (6-1, 3-0 ACC), who have college football’s sixth-ranked passing offense, square off against the Miami Hurricanes (3-4, 1-2 ACC) and their 20th-ranked passing attack. The Panthers () and the Hurricanes ( to win on the moneyline) match up on October 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET. The contest’s total is currently listed at .
In this article we break down everything you need before placing a bet on the game, including key metrics, stats, insights, and the best available odds.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 26, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Pittsburgh Vs. Miami Betting Odds
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Pittsburgh Offense Vs. Miami Defense
|Panthers Offense||Stats (Rank)||Hurricanes Defense|
|45.3 (4)||Points/Gm||30.0 (97)|
|524.3 (6)||Yards/Gm||390.1 (81)|
|350.0 (6)||Pass Yards/Gm||245.0 (95)|
|174.3 (51)||Rush Yards/Gm||145.1 (64)|
|9.4 (10)||Yards/Pass||6.8 (44)|
|4.3 (64)||Yards/Rush||4.1 (69)|
|45.6% (31)||3rd Down %||41.4% (90)|
|4 (8)||Turnovers||5 (101)|
|6 (43)||Sacks||7 (78)|
Miami Offense Vs. Pittsburgh Defense
|Miami Offense||Stats (Rank)||Pittsburgh Defense|
|32.1 (40)||Points/Gm||19.6 (26)|
|433.4 (36)||Yards/Gm||316.1 (23)|
|282.1 (20)||Pass Yards/Gm||207.1 (45)|
|151.3 (76)||Rush Yards/Gm||109.0 (21)|
|7.7 (60)||Yards/Pass||6.6 (30)|
|4.2 (71)||Yards/Rush||3.4 (25)|
|41.3% (57)||3rd Down %||28.9% (8)|
|10 (94)||Turnovers||9 (27)|
|10 (87)||Sacks||11 (32)|
When Pittsburgh Has The Ball
- The Panthers offense is eighth-ranked in college football in terms of turnovers allowed (4), and are up against the 101st-ranked team in turnovers forced, the Hurricanes (5).
- Pittsburgh has the fourth-ranked offense in the FBS, averaging 45.3 points per game. Miami’s defense is 97th, allowing 30.0 points per contest.
- The 350.0 passing yards per game the Panthers average ranks them sixth in the FBS, while the 245.0 the Hurricanes give up ranks them 95th in college football.
- Pittsburgh’s offense ranks sixth in the FBS in yards per game (524.3), while Miami ranks 81st in yards allowed (390.1).
When Miami Has The Ball
- The Hurricanes rank 94th in college football, committing 10 turnovers this season, while the Panthers are 27th with nine turnovers forced.
- Miami’s pass protection has resulted in 10 sacks conceded, 41st-most in college football. Pittsburgh’s defense has compiled 11 (32nd-most).
- The Panthers allow 109.0 rushing yards per game (21st in the FBS). The Hurricanes’ running game ranks 76th in college football (151.3).
- Miami converts 41.3% of its third-down plays (57th in college football). Pittsburgh’s defense gives up third-down conversions at a 28.9% clip (eighth).
Pittsburgh Betting Trends And Insights
- Pittsburgh is 6-1-0 ATS this season.
- The Panthers have been favored by 9 points or more three times this season, and covered the spread in two of those games.
- Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the point total five out of seven times this season.
- In four games this season, Pittsburgh and its opponents have scored more than 61 combined points.
- The Panthers have been the moneyline favorite six total times this season. They’ve gone 5-1 in those games.
Miami Betting Trends And Insights
- Miami is 3-4-0 ATS this year.
- The Hurricanes have not covered the spread when an underdog by 9 points or more this season (in one opportunity).
- Miami’s games have gone over the point total three out of seven times this season.
- Miami and its opponents have combined to score more than 61 points in three of seven games this season.
- This season, the Hurricanes have been the underdog three times and won one of those games.
Pittsburgh Players To Watch
- Kenny Pickett has passed for 2,236 yards while completing 68.9% of his throws (168-of-244), with 23 touchdowns and one interception (319.4 yards per game). He’s also rushed 56 times for 192 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 27.4 yards per game.
- Israel Abanikanda has taken 78 attempts for a team-leading 403 rushing yards (57.6 yards per game) while scoring four touchdowns. He’s also caught 13 passes for 108 yards (15.4 receiving yards per game).
- Vincent Davis has rushed for 263 yards on 79 carries (37.6 yards per game), with three touchdowns on the ground this year.
- Jordan Addison has racked up 39 receptions for 670 yards, best on his team, and 10 touchdowns. He averages 95.7 receiving yards per game.
- Taysir Mack has added 369 yards on 22 catches and three touchdowns. He averages 52.7 receiving yards per game this year.
- Jared Wayne has 337 receiving yards on 23 receptions, with one touchdown, averaging 56.2 yards per game.
Miami Players To Watch
- Tyler Van Dyke leads his team with 1,062 passing yards (212.4 per game) and has a 58.8% completion percentage (70-of-119), throwing nine touchdown passes and three interceptions. He also has 51 rushing yards on 32 carries (with one touchdown), averaging 10.2 yards per game.
- Cam’Ron Davis has run for a team-leading 410 yards on 71 carries (68.3 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns. He also averages 19.8 receiving yards per game, grabbing 11 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown.
- Jaylan Knighton has 219 yards on 53 carries (73.0 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns. He also has eight catches for 156 yards (52.0 ypg) and two touchdowns.
- Charleston Rambo has 44 catches and paces his team with 548 receiving yards (78.3 ypg) while scoring four touchdowns.
- Keyshawn Smith has contributed with 24 catches for 270 yards this year. He averages 45.0 receiving yards per game.
- This season Mike Harley has caught 27 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 35.7 receiving yards per game.
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