Best Bets Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Syracuse Orange

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Ean Lamb
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Gambling911.com has some of your best bets for this weekend's Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Syracuse Orange game.  The Panthers are a -3.5 favorite in this one and the line has not moved at most books.  63% of the spread action was on the Panthers. 

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Pittsburgh comes into this game with a tremendous edge.  Not only do they have a better record, the Panthers have won 14 of the last 17 meetings since 2002 and six of the last nine on the road.  The favorite had won 15 straight in the series until Pittsburgh’s win last season.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Pittsburgh -3.5

ABOUT PITTSBURGH (4-2, 1-1 ACC): Pickett, in his second season as a full-time starter after surviving his own bout with critics, finished 29-of-48 for 268 yards with three touchdowns against the Blue Devils, his fourth consecutive 220-yard performance after the junior threw for 200 yards once last season. Todd Sibley Jr. followed his 106-yard effort against Delaware in his first career start with 60 yards on 12 carries, The defense held the Blue Devils to 288 yards and forced six turnovers for the first time since 2011, including the first two interceptions of sophomore Paris Ford's career with one returned for a 26-yard touchdown.

ABOUT SYRACUSE (3-3, 0-2): DeVito completed 29-of-39 passes for 300 yards and a TD, but the Orange couldn't overcome 12 penalties and a 16-0 deficit despite getting inside the Wolfpack 40 on the final drive before two penalties and a sack sealed the defeat. Trishton Jackson had a career-high nine receptions for 106 yards, including a two-yard touchdown catch, and the junior ranks fifth in the ACC in receptions per game (5.5) and receiving yards per game (83.2) and is tied for third in receiving TDs (six). Senior linebacker Andrew Armstrong recorded a career-high 14 tackles against N.C. State and intercepted a tipped ball to extend the Orange's streak of consecutive games with a turnover to 20 - the second-longest active streak behind Mississippi State's 22 games.

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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