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Against the Odds: Pitt favored against Georgia Tech

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NCAA Football: Miami at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, Pitt is the favorite to win this weekend’s game against Georgia Tech.

I’ve seen some varying numbers out there but the Panthers appear to have opened as nine or ten-point favorites in the game. That number came down to around eight but the clear indication here is that Pitt is expected to win.

As I wrote in the preview, both offenses have struggled to score points. That could mean that trying to pick this game while factoring in the spread is a bit difficult. And if Pitt had shown even a wee bit more offensively than the 12 points they mustered against Miami, I would expect this number to be larger.

The reality is, though, that expecting Pitt to score a ton of points and cover and sort of big number is just way too unpredictable at this point — even against the likes of Georgia Tech, which has really struggled this season. I think the number could be higher but understand why it is not.

What about you? Assuming Pitt at -8, what do you think of this week’s line?

Poll

What do you think of this week’s odds?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Pitt not favored by enough
    (53 votes)
  • 45%
    Pitt is favored by too much
    (141 votes)
  • 37%
    The line is about right
    (116 votes)
310 votes total Vote Now

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