Two of the best quarterbacks in the country throw down when the Pittsburgh Panthers tackle the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in this season’s ACC Championship. Kenny Pickett for Pittsburgh has dominated defenses. So has Deacons starter Sam Hartman. Which QB leads his team to victory? See below for NCAAF odds, analysis, and a free pick for Pittsburgh versus Wake Forest.
College Football Betting Picks – Pittsburgh Panthers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
#15 Pittsburgh Panthers at #16 Wake Forest Game Odds & Info
- When: Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
- TV / Streaming: ABC / ESPN+
- ATS Odds: Pittsburgh -3
- Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh -145 / Wake Forest +125
- Over/Under Odds: 72 ½
Why bet on Pittsburgh versus Wake Forest?
The Panthers defense has improved throughout the season. So much improvement has happened that Pittsburgh now ranks sixth in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game. Not only that, but opponents average less than 354 total yards per. On offense, Pitt averages close to 20 more points than what they allow. So the Panthers can beat you by shutting down your offense or outscoring you in a shootout.
Pittsburgh Panthers Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 514.5
- Passing Yards: 356.7
- Rushing Yards: 157.8
- Points Scored: 42.8
- Turnovers: 7
Pittsburgh Panthers Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 353.8
- Passing Yards: 261.1
- Rushing Yards: 92.7
- Points Scored: 23.3
- Takeaways: 11
Why bet on Wake Forest versus Pittsburgh?
The Wake Forest offense is unstoppable. The Demon Deacons average 42.9 points per from 483.7 total yards each game. Hartman has thrown for 34 TDs and 3,711 yards. Top Wake wide receiver A.T. Perry has caught 56 passes for 1,112 yards and has caught 13 TD passes. Perry averages close to 20 yards per catch.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 483.7
- Passing Yards: 315.5
- Rushing Yards: 168.2
- Points Scored: 42.9
- Turnovers: 5
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 427.5
- Passing Yards: 217.6
- Rushing Yards: 209.9
- Points Scored: 29.1
- Takeaways: 13
Relevant Trends for #15 Pittsburgh Panthers versus #16 Wake Forest Demon Deacons
- Panthers are 5-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record
- Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 at a neutral site
- Over is 14-4 in the Panthers’ last 18 games on grass
- Demon Deacons are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games on grass
- Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in December
- Over is 5-1 in the Demon Deacons’ last 6 on grass
#15 Pittsburgh Panthers vs. #16 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Final Betting Prediction
On the surface, this should be a tight high-scoring game, but although Wake Forest has a very good offense, it’s not as powerful as Pittsburgh’s.
Sam Hartman completes about 60% of his passes. Kenny Pickett completes 67.7%. Pickett has thrown more TDs, 40, and fewer interceptions, 10 compared to 7.
We also must consider the two defenses. While Pittsburgh’s D allows 92 rushing yards per game, Wake Forest’s defense allows close to 210 each contest.
The Demon Deacons should have an issue containing both Kenny Pickett and Pittsburgh’s rushing attack. On the flip side, the Demon Deacons have no choice but to put the ball in Sam Hartman’s hands.
Although this should be close, the Panthers will prevail with a cover win. Pittsburgh’s defense is much better than Wake Forest’s and Pickett is playing better than Hartman.
NCAAF ACC Championship Pick: Pittsburgh Panthers