The Football Over-Unders for 2015: Pitt
This article is another in a series of articles in which the Confidential opines regarding the over/under for football wins in 2015. 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 next team up: Pitt. We are going with an over/under of 6.5 regular season wins.
- September 5 vs. Youngstown St
- September 12 @ Akron
- September 19 @ Iowa
- October 3 @ Virginia Tech
- October 10 vs Virginia
- October 17 @ Georgia Tech
- October 24 @ Syracuse
- October 29 vs. North Carolina
- November 7 vs. Notre Dame
- November 14 @ Duke
- November 21 vs. Louisville
- November 28 vs Miami
Likely wins: Youngstown St. and Akron
Likely losses: @ Iowa and Notre Dame
Summary: Pitt is really tough to figure out. They have been upset by FCS teams in the past, making Youngstown State and Akron (road game) less than certain. Meanwhile, the remain games are pretty much all contests where there would be no surprising result. Would you be shocked if Pitt beat Iowa and Notre Dame, but lost to Syracuse and Virginia? Nope. Would any combination of wins/losses be a true surprise? No. So we say Pitt goes 2-0 to open the season and then it is a crapshoot as to whether and to what extent Pitt gets more or less than 6.5 wins. The Confidential goes with an over-under of 6.5 wins.
What do you think? Over or under? Let us know.