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    Israel Abanikanda will lead the Pittsburgh Panthers (3-2) into their game versus the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-3) at Acrisure Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET.

    The Hokies are expected to lose by at least two touchdowns (currently +14.5) against the Panthers (with an over/under of 43.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ACC Network
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Acrisure Stadium
    Panthers vs Hokies Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Panthers -14.5 -110 -111 43.5 -113 -109 -658 +444

    Pittsburgh Betting Insights

    • Virginia Tech has covered the spread once in five games this season.
    • Virginia Tech has not gone over a point total in five games with a set over/under.

    Pittsburgh Stats & Insights

    • Pittsburgh is compiling 417.4 yards per game on offense, which ranks 61st in the FBS. On defense, the Panthers rank 32nd, surrendering 324.0 yards per contest.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 52nd in scoring offense (33.0 points per game) and 70th in scoring defense (25.6 points allowed per game) this season.
    • Offensively, Pittsburgh ranks 59th in the FBS with 251.0 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 39th in passing yards allowed per contest (198.8).
    • On offense, Pittsburgh ranks 62nd in the FBS with 166.4 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 51st in rushing yards allowed per contest (125.2).
    • Pittsburgh is averaging a 38.8% third-down percentage on offense this year (73rd in the FBS), and is allowing a 35.6% third-down percentage (54th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Pittsburgh has forced seven total turnovers (61st in the FBS) this season and have turned it over seven times (61st in the FBS) for an even turnover margin, 100th-ranked in college football.

    Pittsburgh’s Best Players

    • Kedon Slovis has thrown for 997 yards (199.4 ypg) to lead Pittsburgh, completing 63.3% of his passes and tossing five touchdown passes compared to two interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Abanikanda, has carried the ball 93 times for 510 yards (102.0 per game), scoring six times.
    • Vincent Davis has carried the ball 38 times for 228 yards (45.6 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Jared Wayne has hauled in 19 receptions for 354 yards (70.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone one time as a receiver.
    • Konata Mumpfield has put up a 257-yard season so far with one touchdown, hauling in 24 passes on 40 targets.
    • Gavin Bartholomew’s 11 receptions have turned into 188 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Calijah Kancey has 3.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has 4.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Brandon Hill is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s racked up 19 tackles.
    • Erick Hallett has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.

    Virginia Tech Betting Insights

    • Virginia Tech is 1-4-0 against the spread this year.
    • Virginia Tech has not hit the over on a point total in five games with a set over/under.

    Virginia Tech Stats & Insights

    • On offense, Virginia Tech is a bottom-25 unit, putting up only 320.0 total yards per game (22nd-worst). On the bright side, it is thriving on the other side of the ball, allowing 309.4 total yards per contest (24th-best).
    • Virginia Tech has not been getting things done on offense, ranking 15th-worst in the FBS with 18.2 points per game. It has been more effective defensively, allowing 22.2 points per contest (50th-ranked).
    • Virginia Tech ranks 96th in the FBS with 208.4 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 47th with 209.4 passing yards allowed per game on defense.
    • Virginia Tech ranks 20th-worst in rushing yards per game on offense (111.6), but at least it has been playing well on the other side of the ball, ranking 22nd-best in rushing yards surrendered per contest (100.0).
    • Virginia Tech ranks 86th in the FBS with a 36.5% third-down conversion rate, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks eighth-best by surrendering a 25.7% third-down rate.
    • After forcing four turnovers (113th in the FBS) and turning the ball over seven times (61st in the FBS) this season, Virginia Tech owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -3.

    Virginia Tech’s Best Players

    • Grant Wells leads Virginia Tech with 979 yards on 95-of-157 passing with five touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 98 rushing yards (19.6 ypg) on 32 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • Keshawn King is his team’s leading rusher with 38 carries for 231 yards, or 46.2 per game. He’s found paydirt one time on the ground, as well. King has also chipped in with nine catches for 78 yards and one receiving touchdown.
    • Jalen Holston has collected 151 yards (on 47 attempts) with two touchdowns.
    • Kaleb Smith paces his squad with 250 receiving yards on 16 receptions with two touchdowns.
    • Nick Gallo has put together a 138-yard season so far. He’s caught 19 passes on 30 targets.
    • Stephen Gosnell has racked up 118 reciving yards (23.6 ypg) this season.
    • C.J. McCray paces the team with 2.0 sacks, and also has 1.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Virginia Tech’s top-tackler, Dax Hollifield, has 39 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Armani Chatman has a team-leading one interception to go along with seven tackles and one pass defended.
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