Here is dissection of the key metrics used by sports betting experts in football handicapping in the contest between Virginia vs. Pittsburgh. The offshore betting line is the Panthers (-5).
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The team that is better running the ball according to rushing yards per attempt is Pittsburgh by 1.1. Passing yards per completion says the more productive passing squad is Pittsburgh by 9.3. Betting specialists employ yards per point, a number that on the offensive side of the ball favors the Panthers by 9.3.
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Now it’s time to focus on the numbers that the betting counselors cherish from a defensive standpoint. Yards per rush says the tougher defense is Pittsburgh by .1. In juxtaposing yards per reception statistics, the margin on defense puts the positive checkmark in the column of Virginia by 1.6. The often -verlooked yards per point defensive advantage is possessed by The net turnover ratio edge belongs to Virginia by four.
Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.