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Against the Odds: Pitt a slight underdog to Duke

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Pitt heads into this weekend with a big game against Duke. As I wrote in the preview, if they want to keep their hopes alive for a bowl game, this one’s a pretty important contest.

But as has been pretty routine this year, the Panthers will likely enter the game as the underdog. The Panthers opened as a four-point underdog and while lines have come down a little from that to 2 12 on most sites, barring a drastic change, they will not come into this one favored.

I don’t have a major problem with the line but given that Pitt is getting the game at home, I think it’s much more like a Pick ‘Em. Duke is 5-2 while the Panthers are only 3-4 but Pitt has also faced a much more difficult schedule to date.

What do you think about the line for this weekend’s game? Would you favor the Panthers? Vote in the poll below.


What are your thoughts on this weekend’s line of -2 1⁄2 in favor of Duke?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Duke favored by too much
    (162 votes)
  • 14%
    Duke not favored by enough
    (67 votes)
  • 48%
    About right
    (218 votes)
447 votes total Vote Now

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