Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
When: Thursday, November 14, 8:00 PM. ET.
The Pittsburgh Panthers will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday night.
Tar Heels Going For Seventh Consecutive Win Over PanthersThe Tar Heels are coming off a close loss to Virginia and have to win two of their remaining three games to become bowl eligible in their first season under Hall of Fame head coach Mack Brown. They have won their last six games against the Panthers and will try to make it seven wins in a row on Thursday night.
North Carolina has played well offensively, averaging 28.1 points per game. They do a great job throwing the ball, averaging 277.4 yards per game, which is 32nd in the country, and also run the ball well with a 168.4 yards per game average, which is 62nd in the country.
Sam Howell leads the team with 2,472 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and five interceptions, and will be needed at his best to get past the Panthers.
Defensively, the Tar Heels have a lot of work to do. The team is giving up 27.1 points per game and will need to play well against the pass if they want to win this game.
Panthers Going For Sixth Win In Seven GamesThe Panthers bounced back from their loss to Miami with a road win over Georgia Tech, thanks to another great defensive performance. They will try to pick up their second win in a row, which will give them their sixth win in their last seven games and snap their six-game losing streak to the Tar Heels when they play this week.
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Pittsburgh hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 20.9 points per game. However, they have done a good job throwing the ball, averaging 249.1 passing yards per game, and will cause problems for the Tar Heels, who have trouble stopping the pass.
Kenny Pickett has played well for the Panthers this season and leads the team with 1,952 yards, nine touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He has thrown four interceptions in his last two games and will need to do a better job protecting the ball if he wants to lead his team to victory.
Pittsburgh’s defense has been very good this season, holding opponents to 20.1 points per game. They held their last opponents to 10 points and will need to continue playing well to get the win on Thursday.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: North Carolina is:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Pittsburgh is:
- 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in November.
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week.