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2020 Pittsburgh Panthers Football Betting Predictions


Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Odds & Forecast

2020 Pittsburgh Win Total Odds

Pittsburgh 2020 wins: Over 6.5 (-155) or Under 6.5 (+125)

Seven wins was where Pittsburgh landed in the 2019 regular season, and you've got to lay significant chalk on them in 2020 if you believe the Panthers will be at least as good as that in the 2020 Win Totals Odds. Pitt fans and Pennsylvania bettors may be disappointed they don't get a chance to avenge their 2019 loss to Penn State, but that does save them from one tough match-up. They get to avoid Clemson this year which is always a good sign for any ACC team, but they do have to go to Miami, to Florida State, to North Carolina, and to Virginia in conference play. It's not hard to figure that those contests are in the high likelihood category of Pittsburgh tripping up.

Pittsburgh Panthers Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sept. 5 vs. Miami (Ohio)
  • Week 2 - Sept. 12 at Marshall
  • Week 3 - Sept. 19 vs. Richmond
  • Week 4 - Sept. 26 vs. Duke
  • Week 5 - Oct. 3 at Miami (FL)
  • Week 7 - Oct. 17 vs. Notre Dame
  • Week 8 - Oct. 24 vs. Georgia Tech
  • Week 9 - Oct. 31 at Florida State
  • Week 10 - Nov. 6 vs. Virginia Tech
  • Week 11 - Nov. 14 at North Carolina
  • Week 12 - Nov. 21 at Virginia
  • Week 13 - Nov. 28 vs. Syracuse

That's not even mentioning that a national title contender like Notre Dame comes to town this year, and a early season trip to Marshall might not be a walk in the park for the Panthers. Getting back to a Bowl game is the goal for Pittsburgh again, and a 6-6 win season is probably where they end up. This number is where it should be in the sense that you've probably got to lay the wood and take 'over' 6.5, but if it was juiced the same way to the 'under' on a 7.5 total, you'd likely be best to pay the price and go 'under' that too.

The Pittsburgh Panthers aren't expected to challenge for the ACC title but a winning record is very possible according to the oddsmakers. (AP)

2020 Pittsburgh Game of the Year Odds

The Panthers only have three prices posted in the Game of the Year Odds betting market, and they might not be the ones you'd expect to see.

  • Week 4 - Duke at Pittsburgh (-9.5)
  • Week 10 - Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (PK)
  • Week 11 - Pittsburgh (+7.5) at North Carolina

Pittsburgh's late-September date hosting Duke has the Panthers laying nearly double digits at home (-9.5), they are about a -1.5 home favorite against Virginia Tech at the beginning of November, and then are +7.5 road dogs for the game at North Carolina a few weeks later. Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Miami are the three teams with better odds then the Panthers in terms of winning the Coastal Division in the ACC this year, so without question those games will be of the utmost importance for Pittsburgh in 2020.

Pittsburgh Odds to win ACC Coastal Division in 2020

Yes (+800)

Miami (+100) is expected to be in a three-way battle with UNC (+300) and Virginia Tech (+400) for this division and the right to challenge Clemson in the ACC title game. As a program, Pitt has played spoiler plenty of times before, but going up and leapfrogging three teams may be hard. But an 8-1 price could be a nice payday if the Panthers significantly outperform expectations and do take down the Coast Division.

Pittsburgh Odds to win ACC Championship

Yes (+2500)

The reasonable expectations for even the most devout Pittsburgh fan has to end at winning the division, as chances are nobody is taking the ACC from Clemson in 2020. If Pitt were to get to the title game and they'd have support from those wanting to believe it's simply not a dream, but laying this future odds to win the ACC Championship makes little to no sense at this time. Ride Pittsburgh to win the Coastal Division first, take the points with them in some contests as underdogs, and then see where your bankroll and the Panthers themselves stand at the end of November.

Pittsburgh Odds to Make 2020-21 College Football Playoff

Yes (+5000)

Another future bet that's brief to talk about here, as Pitt won't keep themselves from slipping up enough times to get to the end of the year with two or fewer losses, nor would a 3-4 loss Pittsburgh team get in even with a win over Clemson in the ACC Championship. Barring an extremely successful season across the board, Pittsburgh isn't really on the radar of legitimate college football playoff contenders.

Pittsburgh Odds to Win 2020-21 College Football Playoff

Yes (+25000)

You can't win the national championship if you don't get to the playoffs first, and that's just not going to be in the cards for this Pitt Panthers team in 2020. The future odds to win the College Football Playoff for the Pittsburgh Panthers are high for a reason.

Pittsburgh Panthers – Postseason Forecast

A juiced season win total to the over 6.5 suggests quite a bit about the Panthers prospects in 2020, as it does appear they will be going to a Bowl game somewhere again over the holiday season. How prestigious that postseason game turns out to be is up to the Panthers not struggling/coughing up games they should win, and potentially pulling off an upset or two.

Eight or nine wins is probably the peak for this team which would put them playing closer to New Years, but it will be a Bowl game between Christmas and New Year's that the Panthers find themselves in.

Pittsburgh Panthers Season Prediction

Pittsburgh has been a program that's been befuddling at times because of their nature to show up in some big games and upset teams, while coughing away games they should easily win throughout the course of a season. Determining which of those games they will be for the Panthers is the challenge that's doomed for failure, and not worth the stress long term.

Generally my thoughts with Pittsburgh is to consider taking the points with them when they are underdogs, and look to steer clear or potentially even fade them when they are chalk. The 2019 campaign saw them go 3-2 against the spread (ATS) as an underdog of any price, while they were 4-4 ATS as a favorite overall. The school went 2-3 straight up (SU) last season when catching points. Pitt was 1-3 ATS in games where they were laying more than -4 a favorite, and the lone win was by the hook in a 20-10 win over Georgia Tech.

That's the general path I'm looking to take with the Panthers in 2020, as outside of them potentially winning their Coastal Division in the ACC at +800, there aren't any other futures worthy of consideration. Going 'over' the win total does come close, but again, if feels much more like a coin flip then that price would suggest.

Pittsburgh 2019 Betting Recap

2019 had its ups and downs for the Pitt Panthers football program, as a 8-5 straight-up (SU) record thanks to a win in the Quick Lane Bowl. One of the highs was being the first team to beat UCF in a regular season game since 2016, while the biggest low was probably getting blanked by Virginia Tech to finish the regular season with two straight losses.

2019 Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Results
Date Opponent Closing Line Total Result ATS
Aug 31 Virginia Cavaliers 2.5 46.5 Lost 14 - 30 Loss  /  Under  
Sep 7 Ohio Bobcats -4 55 Won 20 - 10 Win  / Under  
Sep 14 @Penn State Nittany Lions 17 53 Lost 10 - 17 Win  /  Under  
Sep 21 Central Florida Knights 10 61 Won 35 - 34 Win  / Over  
Sep 28 Delaware Blue Hens -26.5 50.5 Won 17 - 14 Loss  / Under  
Oct 5 @Duke Blue Devils 3.5 47.5 Won 33 - 30 Win  / Over  
Oct 18 @Syracuse Orange -4 53.5 Won 27 - 20 Win  / Under  
Oct 26 Miami-Florida Hurricanes -4.5 42.5 Lost 12 - 16 Loss  / Under  
Nov 2 @Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -9 44 Won 20 - 10 Win  /  Under  
Nov 14 North Carolina Tar Heels -4 49 Won 34 - 27 Win  /  Over  
Nov 23 @Virginia Tech Hokies 3.5 44 Lost 0 - 28 Loss / Under  
Nov 30 Boston College Eagles   -8.5 51.5 Lost 19 - 26   Loss  /  Under  
Dec 26 @Eastern Michigan Eagles   -12.5 51 Won 34 - 30   Loss  / Over  

That's typically how seasons go for the Pitt Panthers as they always have a game or two where they step up and play up to the level of their competition – perhaps even beating them – while there is always a game or two where they step down to the level of their foe and make it quite a struggle to get a win, if they get one at all. Head coach Pat Narduzzi is hoping they more of the former in 2020.

Betting on the 2020 Pittsburgh Panthers

Where can I bet on the 2020 Pittsburgh Panthers football team?

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Legal Wagering in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has both legal brick and mortar and online sportsbooks available for bettors in the state and one of the markets available is college football. Along with wagering on Pittsburgh, bettors can wager on Penn State and Temple as well.

What other College Football bets are available?

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What’s Pittsburgh's point spreads for each of their games?

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