Pittsburgh Vs. Virginia: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 20, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

A pair of the nation’s top passing offenses meet when the No. 20 Pittsburgh Panthers (8-2, 5-1 ACC) bring college football’s third-ranked passing offense into a matchup with the Virginia Cavaliers (6-4, 4-2 ACC), who have the No. 1 passing offense. The Cavaliers (+455 moneyline odds to win) will visit the Panthers (-14.5) on November 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET. A total of 66 points has been set for the game by oddsmakers.

Before you make a bet on this game, take a look at this article for the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — from key metrics and player stats to betting trends and more.

This article uses odds updated as of November 20, 2021 at 2:03 PM ET. Browse all the latest odds for this matchup in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Pittsburgh Vs. Virginia Betting Odds

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Pittsburgh Offense Vs. Virginia Defense

Panthers Offense Stats (Rank) Cavaliers Defense
43.5 (4) Points/Gm 30.5 (97)
533.4 (2) Yards/Gm 462.0 (122)
373.1 (3) Pass Yards/Gm 239.8 (93)
160.3 (66) Rush Yards/Gm 222.2 (125)
9.2 (11) Yards/Pass 7.5 (80)
4.2 (71) Yards/Rush 5.8 (123)
48.0% (10) 3rd Down % 41.9% (96)
7 (22) Turnovers 6 (109)
7 (52) Sacks 2 (125)

Virginia Offense Vs. Pittsburgh Defense

Virginia Offense Stats (Rank) Pittsburgh Defense
35.3 (21) Points/Gm 22.7 (44)
518.5 (4) Yards/Gm 348.0 (44)
380.5 (1) Pass Yards/Gm 241.5 (94)
138.0 (84) Rush Yards/Gm 106.5 (16)
8.4 (31) Yards/Pass 7.2 (60)
4.7 (43) Yards/Rush 3.1 (8)
46.3% (18) 3rd Down % 32.1% (12)
12 (89) Turnovers 11 (34)
15 (120) Sacks 12 (20)

When Pittsburgh Has The Ball

  • The Panthers’ offense ranks second in the FBS in yards per game (533.4), while the Cavaliers rank 122nd in yards allowed (462.0).
  • Pittsburgh has the fourth-ranked offense in the FBS, averaging 43.5 points per game. Virginia’s defense is 97th, giving up 30.5 points per contest.
  • The 373.1 passing yards per game the Panthers average ranks them third in the FBS, while the 239.8 the Cavaliers allow ranks them 93rd in college football.
  • Pittsburgh has committed the 22nd-fewest turnovers in college football (7), and is playing the No. 109 team in terms of turnovers forced, Virginia (6).

When Virginia Has The Ball

  • The Cavaliers are 120th-ranked in college football in sacks conceded (15), and are up against the team ranked 20th in bringing down opposing quarterbacks, the Panthers (12).
  • The 380.5 passing yards per game Virginia averages ranks first in the FBS, while the 241.5 Pittsburgh allows ranks 94th in college football.
  • The Cavaliers have the 84th-ranked rushing offense in the FBS (138.0 yards per game). They face the Panthers’ 16th-ranked rushing defense, which allows 106.5 on the ground per game.
  • Virginia ranks 89th in college football, committing 12 turnovers this season, while Pittsburgh is 34th with 11 turnovers forced.
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Pittsburgh Betting Trends And Insights

  • Pittsburgh is 8-2-0 ATS this season.
  • When playing as at least 14.5-point favorites this season, the Panthers have an ATS record of 3-1.
  • In Pittsburgh’s 10 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total seven times.
  • Pittsburgh’s 10 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 66 points six times.
  • The Panthers have won seven of the nine games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (77.8%).

Virginia Betting Trends And Insights

  • Virginia has won five games against the spread this season, while failing to cover four times.
  • Virginia’s games have gone over the point total four out of nine times this year.
  • Virginia has played four games this season that finished with a combined score over 66 points.
  • The Cavaliers have entered the game as underdogs five times this season and won twice.

Pittsburgh Players To Watch

  • Kenny Pickett has thrown for 3,517 yards while completing 67.5% of his passes (260-of-385), with 32 touchdowns and four interceptions this year (351.7 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 83 times for 228 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 22.8 yards per game.
  • Israel Abanikanda has churned out a team-best 561 rushing yards (56.1 per game) and five touchdowns. He has tacked on 22 receptions for 185 yards (18.5 yards per game) and one TD.
  • So far this year Rodney Hammond Jr. has run for 354 yards on 61 carries (50.6 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns.
  • Jordan Addison has 60 catches, leading his team with 1,070 yards (107.0 ypg) while hauling in 11 touchdowns this season.
  • Jared Wayne has also tacked on 37 catches for 566 yards and four touchdowns this year. He puts up 62.9 receiving yards per game.
  • Taysir Mack has caught 27 passes for 461 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 57.6 yards per game this year.

Virginia Players To Watch

  • Brennan Armstrong has thrown for 3,557 yards while completing 64.3% of his passes (261-of-406), with 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions this year (395.2 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 81 times for 271 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 30.1 yards per game.
  • Wayne Taulapapa has rushed for a team-high 290 yards on 55 carries (36.3 yards per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Dontayvion Wicks has hauled in 44 receptions for 1,004 yards, best on his team, and nine touchdowns. He averages 100.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Keytaon Thompson has hauled in 59 catches for 756 yards (75.6 yards per game) and one touchdown.
  • Billy Kemp has totaled 621 yards on 65 receptions with six touchdowns, averaging 62.1 yards per game.

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