Pittsburgh Panthers (1-1) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (1-1)
Pittsburgh Panthers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers 9/16/23 – College football fans will witness an exhilarating matchup when Pittsburgh Panthers and West Virginia Mountaineers clash in Week 3 of the NCAAF season, both teams currently standing at 1-1 and hoping to turn things in their favor. This match-up will take place Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, and fans can catch all of the action live on ABC.
The Pittsburgh Panthers enter this matchup hoping to overcome an uneven start and turn things around. Running back Daniel Carter has been essential in Pittsburgh’s rushing attack, amassing 17 attempts for 90 yards at an average of 5.3 yards per rush and providing reliable ground options. Also, watch for wide receiver Konata Mumpfield who has seven receptions totalling 87 yards with two receiving touchdowns to stretch the Mountaineers’ defense.
West Virginia Mountaineers also possess an even record yet have the advantage of playing at home. Their key asset is running back CJ Donaldson Jr., who has shown consistency across 31 rushing attempts for 137 yards on average at 4.4 yards per rush average; wide receiver Hudson Clement stands out with his massive 5 receptions totaling an incredible 177 receiving yards at an astonishing average catch of 35.4 yards per catch; making him an unpredictable threat to Panthers’ secondary. If you’re looking for the free NCAAF picks today, consider their matchups carefully.
Pittsburgh Panthers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium|
Phil Jurkovec QB vs. Garrett Greene QB
Phil Jurkovec has had a shaky start to the season for the Panthers. His current stats include 27 completions out of 55 attempts with 393 passing yards. While Jurkovec has managed 4 passing touchdowns and zero interceptions, he has been sacked six times, losing 50 yards in the process. He needs to show better decision-making and pocket presence. His completion percentage of 49.1% also leaves room for improvement, and he’ll be under pressure to perform against West Virginia.
On the other side, Garrett Greene has been fairly consistent for the Mountaineers, completing 26 out of 45 attempts for a total of 402 yards. With a completion percentage of 57.8% and 4 touchdowns, Greene’s passer rating sits at a commendable 162.1. Greene has displayed better poise under pressure, having been sacked only twice for a loss of 6 yards. His decision-making and quick releases could be the difference-maker in this game.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia Mountaineers -150, Total Odds: 47
The current betting odds favor the Mountaineers with a spread of -3 and a moneyline of -150. Considering West Virginia’s strong home record and the total odds set at 47, this game could be a close and potentially low-scoring affair.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Panthers are 5-2 Against The Spread (ATS) in their last 7 games and have consistently beaten the over/under with 6 of their last games going OVER the total. Pittsburgh is 6-1 Straight Up (SU) in their last 7 outings but have struggled against the Mountaineers historically, going 6-12 ATS. When playing on the road against West Virginia, they have a 1-4 SU record.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
West Virginia has a favorable trend, especially when playing at home against Pittsburgh with a 4-1 SU record. The Mountaineers are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games played in Week 3 and have been 4-1 ATS against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia’s last 6 games played in September.
Pittsburgh Panthers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Taking into account all the statistics, betting trends, and key players, this game looks to be an intriguing contest that could go either way. However, considering West Virginia’s strong home record and Pittsburgh’s struggles on the road against the Mountaineers, the smart pick seems to favor West Virginia.
Look out for the under given the total odds and both teams’ historical trends. A prop bet to consider would be Hudson Clement scoring a touchdown, given his explosive start to the season. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free expert sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: West Virginia 27, Pittsburgh 20.