Odds and Info ESPN Virginia Tech vs. Pittsburgh Picks

Here is dissection of the key metrics used by sports betting experts in football handicapping in the contest between Virginia Tech vs. Pittsburgh on ESPN. Streaming video is on WatchESPN.

The offshore betting line is Pittsburgh anywhere from a (-1) to (-2) with a total mostly as 45 at sports books. Passing yards per completion says the more productive passing squad is Pittsburgh by .6. Betting specialists employ yards per point, a number that on the offensive side of the ball favors the Panthers by .2. headshot6

Pro bettors says the must-bet football pick is service out of Pittsburgh is the top regional specialist in sports betting. They dominate picks for or against Pittsburgh area pro and college teams hitting close to 60 percent over any time period of Steelers, Pirates, Pitt, West Virginia, and Duquesne. Thursday Night College Football Game of the Year VA Tech/Pittsburgh side on the MasterLockLine exclusively now only at OffshoreInsiders.com

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 VA Tech by .2.

In juxtaposing yards per reception statistics, the margin on defense puts the positive checkmark in the column of Pittsburgh by 3.3. The often overlooked yards per point defensive advantage is possessed by Virginia Tech forcing 1.7 more. Get the Jets-Patriots, Virginia Tech-Pittsburgh, Utah-Oregon State podcast preview in famed scorephone style. The net turnover ratio edge belongs to Virginia Tech by two.

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.

Also public betting percentages see 63 percent betting on Virginia Tech against the spread and 79 percent on the Hokies to win outright. A small majority of 54 percent are betting the under (source). The team that is better running the ball according to rushing yards per attempt is Pittsburgh Panthers by 1.2.


About the Author

Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com, the top sports betting site in the world. Email: contact@joeduffy.net

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