Pitt has opened as a 7-point favorite for the Saturday’s road game against Georgia Tech, according to odds released on Sunday by BetOnline.ag.
The 4-4 Panthers are coming off a 41-17 win over Florida State that snapped a four-game losing streak. Pitt had started the season 3-0.
The Panthers are 1-5 against the spread this season, finally covering a line last weekend at Florida State, when they won by 14 as 1.5-point favorites. Pitt couldn’t cover as underdogs against Notre Dame and Miami, lost outright as favorites against Boston College & Miami, didn’t cover as a favorite against Syracuse, pushed against Louisville and had the opener against Austin Peay taken off the board.
The Yellow Jackets are 3-4 against the spread, covering as underdogs in all three instances, including hitting a 20.5 line in a 31-13 loss to Notre Dame on Oct. 31. Georgia Tech was off last weekend.
Saturday’s game will kick off under the lights at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta at 7 p.m., with 11,o00 fans expected to be in attendance.
Pitt and Georgia Tech have met 14 times overall, with the Panthers holding a 9-5 all-time advantage. Since the teams became conference foes in 2013, Pitt is 4-3 against the Yellow Jackets and has won four the last five games.