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Against the odds: Pitt underdogs to Virginia this weekend

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To date, Pitt has been favored against every opponent they've faced this season - Delaware, Boston College, Iowa, Akron, and Florida International. That all changes this week, however, as the Panthers head to Virginia to take on the Cavaliers this weekend.

Pitt enters the game as the underdog and the line is only getting bigger. The line for the game began with the Panthers as four point underdogs. That line has since expanded to 6 1/2-7 points as of Tuesday night.

It's easy to see why Pitt isn't favored in this one. I mean, losing to Akron will do that. And dating back to the second half of the Iowa game, the Panthers have looked flat out unimpressive for a game and a half. Virginia has the same record as Pitt (3-2), but has faced significantly better competition with both losses coming to ranked BYU and UCLA teams. The Cavaliers also own a win against ACC foe Louisville and were sharp in a 32-point win against Kent State this past weekend.

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