The 14th ranked Panthers are off to their best start in 27 years led by quarterback Bill Stull and running back Dion Lewis. Pittsburgh is becoming a popular choice each week in college football odds.
College football betting lines have Pittsburgh favored by just over three touchdowns in this matchup against Syracuse. The Panthers are doing virtually everything right this college football betting lines season. Stull is the country’s third rated passer while Lewis is fourth in the country in rushing. Pittsburgh even leads the nation in sacks. The Pittsburgh offense is led by Lewis who is averaging 128.6 yards per game. Stull is also having a superb season which is a huge surprise considering he threw more interceptions than touchdowns a year ago. "A defense cannot serve two masters," Stull said. "If you try to stop our running game, we're going to be able to make some big plays through the air and vice versa."
Pittsburgh shouldn’t have much trouble in college football betting lines against a Syracuse team whose best offensive player quit the team this week. Wide receiver Mike Williams who leads the Big East with 106.6 yards per game quit the team on Monday. Williams has had off the field problems but on the field he has been a huge offensive force in college football betting lines for Syracuse. The Orange is having troubles in college football betting lines beyond just Williams. Head coach Doug Marone suspended running back Antwon Bailey, defensive end Torrey Ball and offensive guard Andrew Tiller for violating team rules.
Pittsburgh may have a tough time getting motivated this week in college football betting lines against a poor Syracuse squad. The Panthers have won the past four meetings in this series. Syracuse is 1-4 in college football odds in their last 5 games overall.
The Panthers are 5-1 vs. college football betting lines in their last 6 conference games and 6-2 in college football odds in their last 8 games as a favorite but they have not been a good team at home laying points as they are 3-8 in college football betting lines in their last 11 games as a home favorite.
Many of Syracuse’s games on the road are going under the college football betting lines. 7 of their last 10 on the road have gone under the college football betting lines. Four of the last five Pittsburgh home games have gone under the college football odds.