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2021 Pittsburgh Panthers Football Betting Predictions

June 15, 2021
by Joe Williams

2021 Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The Panthers actually fired out to a 3-0 start last season, and things were looking up through September. However, they had a gut-wrenching 30-29 loss at home to NC State, followed by a 31-30 overtime loss at Boston College to knock them off kilter.

QB Kenny Pickett suffered ankle injury prior to the Miami game, and the Panthers were dropped for a third straight game, 31-19. Notre Dame then waffled the Panthers at Heinz Field on Oct. 24, and the Panthers went from 3-0 to 3-4 in the blink of an eye. Pickett returned for the Florida State game to kick off November, and the Panthers got back on track with a 41-17 win in Tallahassee. They also belted Virginia Tech 47-14 to get to 5-4, and things were looking up again.

However, Clemson showed them how far they were from being a contender, humbling Pitt 52-17 in Death Valley. The Panthers finished with a winning record, though, topping Georgia Tech in Atlanta by a 34-20 score on Dec. 10. However, citing an "especially taxing" regular season, the Panthers opted out of making a bowl appearance.

The non-conference schedule doesn't look too daunting in September, with Massachusetts, Tennessee, Western Michigan and FCS New Hampshire on the slate. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Panthers at 3-1 after that schedule, and the Vols often struggle in those type of early-season matchups, so a Pitt win wouldn't be stunning in the Johnny Majors Bowl.

A pair of road games against the 'Tech' schools will be a good test to kick off ACC play. Unfortunately the Panthers will have to tangle with Clemson, but at least they get them in the Steel City, so you never know. They also get Miami at home the next week to close out October.

In November, road trips to potential cellar dwellers Duke and Syracuse should be wins, and they get Virginia, too. The biggest test will be a date against North Carolina, but it's another marquee opponent at home. This Pittsburgh team has the makings of a seven-win team, and perhaps even eight, if they can stay healthy and pull off an upset or two. The lean is to the OVER 7 wins, but go very lightly.

Preseason Best Bet: Over 7 Wins (-113)

2021 Pittsburgh Panthers Schedule

  • 09/04/2021 - vs. UMass
  • 09/11/2021 - at Tennessee
  • 09/18/2021 - vs. Western Michigan
  • 09/25/2021 - vs. New Hampshire
  • 10/02/2021 - at Georgia Tech
  • 10/16/2021 - at Virginia Tech
  • 10/23/2021 - vs. Clemson
  • 10/30/2021 - vs. Miami-Florida
  • 11/06/2021 - at Duke
  • 11/11/2021 - vs. UNC
  • 11/20/2021 - vs. Virginia
  • 11/27/2021 - at Syracuse

Win Total Odds

  • Over 7 -113
  • Under 7 -113


Pittsburgh Odds to win 2021 ACC Championship

Yes +5000

While the Panthers aren't a terrible team, they're not quite championship timber just yet. Still, head coach Pat Narduzzi's bunch will be jockeying with Virginia, Virginia Tech and perhaps Georgia Tech for the third spot behind Miami and North Carolina in the Coastal Division. But don't expect an ACC Championship Game appearance.

2021 ACC Betting Odds

Pittsburgh Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff

Yes +50000

The Panthers are going to be a scrappy bunch and a tough out, but they're not about to contend for a national title anytime soon.

Pittsburgh 2021 Heisman Contenders & Odds

Kenny Pickett +10000

Jordan Addison +15000

Pickett is a solid quarterback, but he isn't someone to seriously consider for the Heisman. He passed for 2,408 yards with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2020 while running for eight more scores. WR Jordan Addison is a good player, but he isn't great, either. Neither of the two should grab your attention.

2021 Heisman Trophy Betting Odds

2020 Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Results

  • 09/12/2020 - Austin Peay 0 at Pittsburgh 55 (-30.5) - Over, 48.5
  • 09/19/2020 - Syracuse 21 (+21) at Pittsburgh 10 - Under, 47
  • 09/26/2020 - Louisville 20 at Pittsburgh 23 (Push, -3) - Under, 53.5
  • 10/03/2020 - N.C. State 29 (+14) at Pittsburgh 30 - Over, 46
  • 10/10/2020 - Pittsburgh 30 at Boston College 31 (+6.5) - Over, 42.5
  • 10/17/2020 - Pittsburgh 19 at Miami-Florida 31 (-11.5) - Over, 47.5
  • 10/24/2020 - Notre Dame 45 (-10) at Pittsburgh 3 - Over, 43.5
  • 11/07/2020 - Pittsburgh 41 (-1.5) at FSU 17 - Over, 52.5
  • 11/21/2020 - Virginia Tech 14 at Pittsburgh 47 (+6.5) - Over, 52
  • 11/28/2020 - Pittsburgh 17 at Clemson 52 (-24) - Over, 58.5
  • 12/10/2020 - Pittsburgh 34 (-7.5) at Georgia Tech 20 - Under, 56
  • SU: 6-5
  • ATS: 4-6-1
  • O/U: 8-3
  • ATS-Home: 2-3-1
  • ATS-Road: 2-3
  • ATS-Favorite: 3-3-1
  • ATS-Underdog: 1-3

Betting on the 2021 Pittsburgh Panthers

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