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Against the Odds: Pitt an underdog to Virginia Tech

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NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Pitt faces Virginia Tech on Saturday and both teams enter the game with a bit of an up and down year at 4-4. But despite the fact that it’s a home game for the Panthers, they will likely enter the game as a slight underdog.

The line opened with the Panthers as a two-point underdog and that line has since moved slightly to 3-3 12 points in most places.

That doesn’t seem crazy And honestly, you can probably make the argument for a slightly larger spread. The Hokies beat both NC State and Boston College handily — teams that the Panthers lost admittedly close games against. Virginia Tech also narrowly defeated Miami last time out, losing by a single point.

The Panthers, quite clearly, can win this game, as I wrote in the preview. But seeing the Hokies favored here isn’t a big surprise.

What do you think of this week’s odds? Vote in the poll below.

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What do you think of this week’s odds?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Virginia Tech favored by too much
    (25 votes)
  • 46%
    Virginia Tech not favored by enough
    (71 votes)
  • 37%
    The line is about right
    (57 votes)
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