Pitt Football: The Over/Under
This article is the next in a series of articles in which the Confidential selects the over/under for football wins in 2014. We’ll take a cursory look at the schedule and determine what we think is the point where folks will struggle to select “over” or “under.” We hope people will share their comments as to “why” they are going over/under. If you disagree with our over/under choice, of course, feel free to let us know too. The eleventh team up: Pitt. We are going with an over/under of 8.5.
Here is the Pitt schedule:
|08/30/14||vs. Delaware||Pittsburgh, Pa.||12:00 p.m. ET|
|09/05/14||at Boston College||Chestnut Hill, Mass.||7:00 p.m. ET|
|09/13/14||at Florida International||Miami, Fla.||TBA|
|09/20/14||vs. Iowa||Pittsburgh, Pa.||TBA|
|09/27/14||vs. Akron||Pittsburgh, Pa.||TBA|
|10/04/14||at Virginia||Charlottesville, Va.||TBA|
|10/16/14||vs. Virginia Tech||Pittsburgh, Pa.||7:30 p.m. ET|
|10/25/14||vs. Georgia Tech||Pittsburgh, Pa.||TBA|
|11/01/14||vs. Duke||Pittsburgh, Pa.||TBA|
|11/15/14||at North Carolina||Chapel Hill, N.C.||TBA|
|11/22/14||vs. Syracuse||Pittsburgh, Pa.||TBA|
|11/29/14||at Miami||Miami, Fla.||TBA|
Likely losses: @ Miami
Likely wins: Delaware, Florida Int’l, Akron
Toss-ups: @ BC, Iowa, @ Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Duke, @ NC, Syracuse
This is what happens when the divisions are not balanced. Pitt does not play Florida State, Clemson, or Louisville, or even Notre Dame. The games against Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech are at home. Miami is the toughest game. The OOC schedule is weak, “anchored” by Iowa. Even though Pitt will be breaking in a new quarterback, it is hard to see them not winning 8 games. The over/under is 8.5 for Pitt.
What do you think? Let us know on here or on Twitter @ acconfi.
Other over/unders: Wake Forest (4.5), Virginia (4.5), Notre Dame (8.5), Miami (7.5), NC State (5.5), North Carolina (6.5), Boston College (5.5), Virginia Tech (8.5), Duke (8.5), Georgia Tech (7.5), Pittsburgh (8.5), Louisville (TBA), Syracuse (TBA), Clemson (TBA), and Florida State (TBA)