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Against the Odds: Pitt favored against North Carolina

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Pitt takes on North Carolina this week and will enter the game as a favorite.

I expected the odds to be closer to even on this one given the two teams look pretty evenly matched up on paper. But, according to Oddshark, the Panthers opened as a six-point favorite and are still holding at about a 5 1/2-point favorite, give or take.

I mean, I don’t think that’s outrageous. Typically folks say that playing at home is worth about three points and, assuming that, that means odds makers have Pitt as a 2 1/2-point or 3-point favorite in this one. But given the Panthers’ terrible history in this game since joining the ACC, I could see it being lower, too, with gamblers scared off by Pitt.

What about you, what do you think about this week’s odds?

Poll

What do you think of this week’s line?

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    Pitt favored by too much
    (280 votes)
  • 6%
    Pitt not favored by enough
    (25 votes)
  • 26%
    The line is about right
    (108 votes)
413 votes total Vote Now

And if you’re thinking about going to the game, you can find tickets on StubHub. Plenty of good seats are still available at low prices.

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