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    The Pittsburgh Panthers (2-4) are in action on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET at Truist Field versus the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-3).

    The Demon Deacons are small favorites (-1.5) in their game against the Panthers, with the over/under being 47.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Demon Deacons are -124 and the Panthers are +104.)

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    Game Info for Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ACC Network
    • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Truist Field
    Wake Forest vs Pittsburgh Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Wake Forest -1.5 -110 -110 47.5 -110 -110 -124 +104

    Wake Forest Pick Insights

    • Wake Forest is 2-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 1.5-point favorites this season, Wake Forest is 1-2 against the spread.
    • Each Wake Forest five games with a set total this season have finished under or pushed the over/under.

    Wake Forest Stats & Insights

    • Wake Forest is putting up 367.8 yards per game offensively this season (87th in the FBS), and are surrendering 359 yards per game (54th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Wake Forest is averaging 23.5 points per game offensively this year (98th in the FBS), and is surrendering 23 points per game (49th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Wake Forest ranks 77th in pass offense (227.2 passing yards per game) and 74th in pass defense (227.7 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Offensively, Wake Forest ranks 87th in the FBS with 140.7 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 57th in rushing yards allowed per contest (131.3).
    • Defensively, Wake Forest has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 17th-best by surrendering a 31.8% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 79th (38.8% third-down percentage).
    • Wake Forest has forced 10 total turnovers (45th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 13 times (116th in the FBS) for -3a turnover margin of -3, 98th-ranked in college football.

    Wake Forest’s Best Players

    • Mitch Griffis has 1,197 yards passing for Wake Forest, completing 58.6% of his passes and recording nine touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 79 rushing yards (13.2 ypg) on 71 carries.
    • Demond Claiborne has carried the ball 85 times for a team-high 375 yards on the ground and has found the end zone three times as a runner.
    • Justice Ellison has been handed the ball 56 times this year and racked up 288 yards (48 per game).
    • Jahmal Banks’ leads his squad with 374 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 36 catches (out of 56 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Taylor Morin has caught 26 passes for 334 yards (55.7 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Wesley Grimes’ 16 grabs have yielded 299 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Jacob Roberts has racked up five sacks to lead the team, while also picking up six TFL and 36 tackles.
    • Wake Forest’s leading tackler, Dylan Hazen, has 36 tackles, three TFL, and one sack this year.
    • DaShawn Jones has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 16 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    Pittsburgh Betting Insights

    • Pittsburgh has covered the spread twice in six opportunities this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 1.5-point underdogs this year, the Panthers are 1-2 against the spread.
    • Pittsburgh games have hit the over in five out of six opportunities (83.3%).

    Pittsburgh Pick Insights

    • Pittsburgh’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, generating 304.8 total yards per game, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 27th with 325.3 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 89th in the FBS with 25.8 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 69th with 25.2 points given up per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • From an offensive perspective, Pittsburgh is accumulating 193.8 passing yards per contest (106th-ranked). It ranks 34th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (202.7 passing yards surrendered per game).
    • Pittsburgh ranks 18th-worst in rushing yards per game (111), but it has been better defensively, ranking 41st in the FBS with 122.7 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Pittsburgh is putting up a 34.7% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (106th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering a 36.2% third-down rate (51st-ranked) on defense.
    • With seven forced turnovers (94th in the FBS) and seven turnovers committed (35th in the FBS) this season, Pittsburgh ranks 63rd in the FBS with a turnover margin of 0.

    Pittsburgh’s Best Players

    • Phil Jurkovec has thrown for 818 yards (136.3 yards per game) while completing 50.9% of his passes and recording six touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
    • Rodney Hammond is his team’s leading rusher with 57 carries for 246 yards, or 41 per game. He’s found the end zone three times on the ground, as well.
    • C’Bo Flemister has racked up 45 carries and totaled 177 yards with two touchdowns while also gaining 92 yards through the air with one touchdown.
    • Gavin Bartholomew’s 291 receiving yards (48.5 yards per game) lead the team. He has 14 catches on 18 targets with one touchdown.
    • Konata Mumpfield has caught 23 passes and compiled 279 receiving yards (46.5 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Jerrod Means has racked up 217 reciving yards (36.2 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Bam Brima paces the team with three sacks, and also has three TFL and 10 tackles.
    • Donovan McMillon, Pittsburgh’s tackle leader, has 25 tackles this year.
    • A.J. Woods has a team-leading one interception to go along with 13 tackles and one pass defended.
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