Thursday College Football Betting – Hurricanes and Panthers on ESPN

Two teams that have started off with disappointing 1-1 records meet in college football betting on Thursday night as Pittsburgh hosts Miami of Florida.

These two teams are former Big East rivals so even though Miami is in the ACC, this is still a rivalry game and an exciting one to bet on college football.  When this game ends, one team is going to have hope at 2-1 while the other is going to be feeling the heat.

Who Shows Up?  The Hurricanes are still ranked in the Top 20 while Pittsburgh is unranked.  Does Miami and their quarterback Jacory Harris show up and play well on the road or does Dion Lewis finally do something to show he is not a stiff?  Pittsburgh really wants to win this game as they have a lot of former Hurricanes on their coaching staff including head coach Dave Wannstedt. Whether they have enough talent is in debate. Pittsburgh lost their opener at Utah but bounced back against New Hampshire.  Miami is 1-1 but their loss was somewhat understandable since it came against number two Ohio State.

Where is Lewis? Pittsburgh running back Dion Lewis has just 102 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries this season. He is averaging a pathetic 2.9 yards per carry. He will need to have a big game if Pittsburgh is to have a chance against Miami. It would also help if quarterback Tino Sunseri can play well. He has already thrown two interceptions this season.

As you get ready to bet on college football at Sbgglobal there are a few trends to keep in mind with this game. This is the first meeting since 2003 between the two teams. The Hurricanes are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games. The Hurricanes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Big East. The Panthers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Panthers are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games in September.

If you want to bet the total in college football betting then remember that the Under is 7-0 in the Hurricanes last 7 vs. the Big East and the Under is 10-4 in the Panthers last 14 home games. Also keep in mind that the Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.