On Thursday night, Pittsburgh will try to take out Virginia Tech – who they beat seven times in eight games – when they lock horns in this ACC Coastal Division showdown, and sports software services believe that this game should provide plenty of entertainment. Pittsburgh also want to end a losing streak of three games overall after Virginia beat them 24-19 a couple of weeks back, and the Panthers will be the underdogs by 5.5 points.
Sportsbooks all over the country opened Virginia Tech’s betting line with the Hokies being the favorites at Heinz Field by 2.5 points.
Virginia Tech’s fans were very happy see their Hokies win their last games on the road, going 3-1 ATS. They also happen to be 5-1 SU in their last six games on the road against opponents in the ACC. the Hokies were able to win their last two meetings after they dropped two consecutive home games before the team’s bye week.
Now the Hokies are fresh from a 34-17 win over North Carolina as the favorites on-the-road by 2.5 points, putting an end to an ATS slip in three games. When that game took place, the Hokies had a lead of 24-3 at halftime before they were outscored in the third quarter 14-10.
Last year, the Hokies’ start against the Panthers was a similar one, as they had a lead of 10-0 when the first quarter finished, and 16-3 when the third one was over, when they defeated Pittsburgh 19-9 as the favorites by seven points.
In the last six games that they played, the dog is 5-1 ATS, and the Panthers were able to use this to their advantage against the Hokies outside of their defeat last year. Pittsburgh, in their last five games played against West Virginia, are and 6-1 ATS and 4-1 SU in their last seven meetings. The Panthers only have to get rid of any thoughts about the bad performances they recently made, and instead concentrate on having a strong finish to the season.
Pittsburgh are set to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Duke Blue Devils at home after this meeting as part of a run of five games, with the team playing four of these at home – a factor that can prove to be an advantage for the team. Sports software services believe that if they’re able to win, things could change, and they could make it pretty far.