|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on NCAAFCollege football will feature one of its greatest rivalries Friday in the Big East NCAAF betting matchup between visiting Pitt and West Virginia. College football fans have seen quite a turnaround at Pitt as the Panthers have a NCAAF betting record of 9-1 straight up and 6-3 against the spread.
Pitt controls its own college football destiny as they can win the Big East title by beating West Virginia and then Cincinnati the following week. The Panthers are 3-1 with the NCAAF betting board on the road this year and have covered 3 out of their last 4 college football betting matchups. Their last college football game was November 14 when they defeated Notre Dame 27-22 but failed to cover as 5.5-point home favorites.
The West Virginia Mountaineers have a college football record of 7-3 straight up but just 3-6 against the spread. The Mounties are 1-4 against the spread at home this year. West Virginia is coming off a tough college football loss at Cincinnati on November 13 by a score of 21-24 as 9.5-point road dogs.
Pitt ranks an impressive 16th in college football for points scored and has a balanced attack. Quarterback Bill Stull has completed 66% of his passes for 2115 yards with a phenomenal 18/4 touchdown to interception ratio. Running back Dion Lewis is one of the best in college football as he has rushed for 1291 yards, a 5.8 yards per carry average, and 13 touchdowns. Receiver Jonathan Baldwin has also had a fine college football season with 40 catches for 840 yards and 5 touchdowns. Pitt also features a solid defense that ranks 19th in the nation for points allowed.
The West Virginia attack is led by Noel Devine, who has 1095 yards and a 5.7 yards per carry average with 10 touchdowns. The Mounties defense has been respectable and ranks 32nd for points permitted. West Virginia has gotten the money in 5 out of their last 7 home games against Pitt. Pitt has covered the spread in the last two meetings in this head to head series, however, and both games went under the total.