Pitt vs Miami Prediction Game Preview

Pitt vs Miami game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 13 game on Saturday, November 26

Pitt vs Miami prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 13, Saturday, November 26


Pitt vs Miami Prediction Game Preview

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Pitt vs Miami How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 26
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: Pitt (7-4), Miami (5-6)
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Why Pitt Will Win

The balance of the Pitt offense might be too much for the Miami defense.

The Panthers might not be cranking up the production, and they might not be all that explosive, but they’ve been steady, the run defense has been a rock, and the pass rush should live behind the Hurricane line.

The Miami offensive front is struggling for the running game, the Pitt pass rush is the third best in America, and it all feeds into a slight tweak of styles overall compared to the last few years.

That balanced offense is dominating the clock. Miami has to win the time of possession battle, and it won’t. However …

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Why Miami Will Win

Miami has to keep the Pitt ground game from taking over.

The Canes are 0-4 when allowing more than 130 yards on the ground and 2-5 when giving up more than 95. Load up against the Panther running game, get the pass rush working, and takeaways, takeaways, takeaways.

The defense forced seven over the last two games and two or more six times. The offense isn’t doing enough consistently well to produce without a little bit of help, and that might come from the Pitt offense that’s had its moments giving it away.

The three turnovers were a killer in the loss to Georgia Tech, the four were a disaster in the loss to Louisville, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

The Miami defensive front might come up with two takeaways, but it won’t be strong enough against the run.

Pitt has only failed to hit 100 rushing yards once this year – a win over West Virginia – and it’ll get the ground attack moving early on in this. The other side will come up with at least five sacks to stall too many promising Miami drives.

The Canes are 0-7 when allowing more than 14 points. Pitt only scored fewer than 19 in the 24-10 loss to Louisville.

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Pitt vs Miami Prediction, Line

Pitt  27, Miami 20
Line: Pitt -6.5, o/u: 43.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Pitt vs Miami Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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Results So Far
Straight Up 71-29, ATS 54-44-2, o/u 64-35-1

Friday, November 25

NC State at North Carolina

Prediction: North Carolina 27, NC State 24
Line: North Carolina -6.5, o/u: 55.5
Final Score: NC State 30, North Carolina 2OT

Florida at Florida State

7:30 ABC
Line: Florida State -9.5, o/u: 57.5

Virginia at Virginia Tech

Cancelled

Saturday, November 26

Georgia Tech at Georgia

12:00 ESPN
Line: Georgia -36.5, o/u: 48.5

South Carolina at Clemson

12:00 ABC
Line: Clemson -14.5, o/u: 51.5

Louisville at Kentucky

3:00 SEC Network
Line: Kentucky -2.5, o/u: 43.5

Wake Forest at Duke

3:30 ESPN2
Line: Wake Forest -3.5, o/u: 66.5

Syracuse at Boston College

7:30 ESPN3
Line: Syracuse -10.5, o/u: 47.5

Pitt at Miami

8:00 ACC Network
Line: Pitt -6.5, o/u: 43.5

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Results So Far
Straight Up  65-27, ATS 48-42-2, o/u 57-34-1 

Saturday, November 19

Louisiana at Florida State

12:00 ESPN3
Line: Florida State -24.5, o/u: 52.5

Virginia Tech at Liberty

12:00 ESPN+
Line: Liberty -9.5, o/u: 46.5

Duke at Pitt

12:00 ACC Network
Line: Pitt -7.5, o/u: 49.5

Boston College at Notre Dame

2:30 NBC/Peacock
Line: Notre Dame -20.5, o/u: 42.5

Miami at Clemson

3:30 ESPN
Line: Clemson -18.5, o/u: 47.5

NC State at Louisville

3:30 ACC Network
Line: Louisville -4.5, o/u: 45.5

Georgia Tech at North Carolina

5:30 ESPN2
Line: North Carolina -21.5, o/u: 62.5
Final Score: COMING

Syracuse at Wake Forest

8:00 ACC Network
Line: Wake Forest -9.5, o/u: 56.5

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Miami vs Clemson Prediction Game Preview

Miami vs Clemson game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 12 game on Saturday, November 19

Miami vs Clemson prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 12, Saturday, November 19


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Miami vs Clemson How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 19
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
How To Watch: ESPN
Record: Miami (5-5), Clemson (9-1)
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Why Miami Will Win

The defense has to rise up and come up with big plays and stops.

Coming up with a lot of takeaways hasn’t locked in wins, but Miami is 3-0 when coming up with three or more, and Clemson has been mistake-prone lately with four giveaways in the win over Syracuse, two in the loss to Notre Dame, and three in the win over Louisville.

On the other side, as long as the running game is at least serviceable, things might be okay. Miami doesn’t have to run for 250 yards, but hovering around four yards per carry is a must.

It’s a stretch to call the Clemson defensive front a disappointment, but for all the NFL talent it hasn’t been the rock it should be. Notre Dame was able to rip through for 5.6 yards per carry, and four times teams have been all to get past four yards per pop.

Miami is 3-1 when running for four yards per carry and 3-1 when it comes up with a rushing score, but …

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Why Clemson Will Win

The Miami offense overall just isn’t consistent enough.

It’s not that great at grinding out the ground game, and the passing attack has been sketch with Tyler Van Dyke – who’s questionable for this, by the way – trying to get past a shoulder problem and freshman Jacurri Brown great against Georgia Tech and just okay when thrown into the mix against Florida State.

Clemson had a rough day at the office against Notre Dame, but it picked it back up with a great day on the ground in last week’s win over Louisville.

There are going to be misfires with the passing game – DJ Uiagalelei will have his moments both good and bad – but the offense will be balanced and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Really, Miami can’t win this without a ton of turnovers. Clemson might give up a few, but at home it will be able to overcome the issues.

With South Carolina up next and the ACC Championship vs North Carolina to follow, the Tigers might be looking ahead a wee bit, but looks matter now. 12-1 with a Power Five championship – at least according to history – should be enough to get into the College Football Playoff, but now they need to look the part.

They’ll look good enough. Miami’s offense will stall way too often.

Miami is 0-5 when allowing more than 14 points, so …

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Miami vs Clemson Prediction, Line

Clemson 34, Miami 20
Line: Clemson -18.5, o/u: 47.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Miami vs Clemson Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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Miami vs Georgia Tech Prediction Game Preview

Miami vs Georgia Tech game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 11 game on Saturday, November 12

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Miami vs Georgia Tech How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 12
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: Miami (4-5), Georgia Tech (4-5)
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Miami vs Georgia Tech Game Preview

Why Miami Will Win

There actually are a few positives here, even after a 45-3 loss at home to Florida State. It starts with this – we know what the problem is.

Yes, the lack of a steady rushing attack thanks to a rough year from the offensive line is part of it. And yes, being forced to take a whole lot of chances has something to do with it. But when this team doesn’t turn the ball over, decent things happen.

When it does, it loses.

Miami is 0-4 when it gives the ball away multiple times. It doesn’t have the steadiness, the defense, or the offensive explosiveness to overcome the mistakes.

It’s 4-1 when it doesn’t turn it over two times or more. The competition had a lot to do with that, too, but Georgia Tech is only a little bit above the Virginia/Virginia Tech range.

Don’t turn it over, get the ground game rolling, and …

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Why Georgia Tech Will Win

Georgia Tech forces takeaways.

Very, very quietly, the team hasn’t been too bad through all the issues and injuries. It’s a simple equation – when the Yellow Jackets win when they run for 180 yards or more going 4-0. When they don’t, they’re 0-5.

Miami’s defense has allowed 200 rushing yards or more in two of the last three games, QB Tyler Van Dyke is hurting with a shoulder problem, and again, the takeaways.

Georgia Tech has come up with eight turnovers in the last three games and two more in six of the last eight outings.

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What’s Going To Happen

Call this a bowl elimination game.

Miami has a trip to Clemson next before closing out against Pitt – it has to win two out of the last three.

Georgia Tech has to go on the road to North Carolina and Georgia – it has to win two out of the last three.

Nah, neither team will go bowling, but Miami will get one step closer to its offseason a little bit sooner as Georgia Tech wins in its final home game of the season.

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Miami vs Georgia Tech Prediction, Line

Georgia Tech 23, Miami 21
Line: Georgia Tech -1.5, o/u: 44.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Miami vs Georgia Tech Must See Rating (out of 5): 3
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Results So Far
Straight Up 61-24, ATS 44-39-2, o/u 53-31-1 

Saturday, November 12

Virginia Tech at Duke

12:00 ESPN3
Line: Duke -9.5, o/u: 49.5

Pitt at Virginia

12:00 ACC Network
Line: Pitt -3.5, o/u: 40.5

Louisville at Clemson

3:30 ESPN
Line: Clemson -7, o/u: 51.5

Boston College at NC State

3:30 ACC Network
Line: NC State -19.5, o/u: 41.5

Miami at Georgia Tech

3:30 ESPN3
Line: Georgia Tech -1.5, o/u: 44.5

North Carolina at Wake Forest

7:30 ESPN2
Line: Wake Forest -4.5, o/u: 77.5

Florida State at Syracuse

8:00 ACC Network
Line: Florida State -7.5, o/u: 50.5 

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Results So Far
Straight Up 56-22, ATS 44-32-1, o/u 48-30-1

Tuesday, November 8

Eastern Michigan at Akron

7:00 CBS Sports Network
Line: Eastern Michigan -7.5, o/u: 56.5

Ohio at Miami University

7:30 ESPN2
Line: Ohio -1.5, o/u: 50.5

Ball State at Toledo

8:00, ESPN
Line: Toledo -11.5, o/u: 50.5

Wednesday, November 9

Northern Illinois at Western Michigan

7:00 ESPNU
Line: Western Michigan -1.5, o/u: 50.5

Buffalo at Central Michigan

7:00 ESPN2
Line: Buffalo -1.5, o/u: 54.5

Kent State at Bowling Green

7:00 CBS Sports Network
Line: Kent State -2.5, o/u: 55.5

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Florida State vs Miami How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 5
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
How To Watch: ABC
Record: Florida State (5-3), Miami (4-4)
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Florida State vs Miami Game Preview

Why Florida State Will Win

Forget for a moment that Miami might have its main man back at quarterback – there’s a bigger issue in play for the Canes.

The run defense hasn’t seen anything like this.

The stats are good, the Miami defensive front is great at getting into the backfield, and yet it’s about to deal with a ground attack that’s been able to work against good teams and bad.

Even in the three game losing streak before the win over Georgia Tech, the Noles were able to get their guys in space to tear off big run after big run against Clemson and NC State, cranking up over 200 rushing yards in each game.

Combine the ACC’s best ground attack with the ACC’s best downfield passing game – the Noles average over 14 yards per completion – and the Miami defense that dealt with the North Carolina offense, and that’s about it, will be under siege.

But …

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Why Miami Will Win

QB Tyler Van Dyke should be back from his shoulder injury.

All indications are that he’ll give it a go, and that’s a must for a Miami offense without a ground game to rely on. The passing attack has to work for the run-less offense to move, and it will.

The Florida State defense has been solid. The pass rush is good, but that shouldn’t bother Van Dyke. He’ll be able to spread it around to get to at least 200 yards with a few scores, but the team will need a few breaks.

The Noles aren’t horrible when it comes to turnovers, but they’re getting walloped by penalties with ten or more in their last three games. Miami is good enough on third downs on both sides of the ball to take advantage of every flag to keep things moving.

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What’s Going To Happen

Florida State will have too much offensive balance.

It’ll start with the ground game that will generate gashing runs, and it’ll continue with an efficient passing attack that will should be able to keep pace with whatever Van Dyke can produce.

Turnovers will mean everything. Miami has turned it over 14 times in the four losses and twice in the four wins. FSU doesn’t come up with a ton of takeaways, but it’ll get two in this.

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Florida State vs Miami Prediction, Line

Florida State 27, Miami 20
Line: Florida State -7.5, o/u: 52.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Florida State vs Miami Must See Rating (out of 5): 3
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Results So Far
Straight Up 56-21, ATS 39-36-2, o/u 48-28-1

Friday, November 4

Duke at Boston College

Prediction: Duke 27, Boston College 20
Line: Duke -9.5, o/u: 47.5
Final Score: Duke 38, Boston College 31

Saturday, November 5

North Carolina at Virginia

12:00 ACC Network
Line: North Carolina -7.5, o/u: 59.5

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech

12:30 ESPN3
Line: Virginia Tech -2.5, o/u: 40.5

Syracuse at Pitt

3:30 ACC Network
Line: Pitt -3.5, o/u: 48.5

Clemson at Notre Dame

7:30 NBC
Line: Clemson -3.5, o/u: 44.5

James Madison at Louisville

7:30 ESPNU
Line: Louisville -7.5, o/u: 52.5

Florida State at Miami

7:30 ABC
Line: Florida State -7.5, o/u: 52.5

Wake Forest at NC State

8:00 ACC Network
Line: Wake Forest -4.5, o/u: 54.5
Final Score: COMING

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Results So Far
Straight Up 53-17, ATS 37-31-2, o/u 46-23-1

Thursday, October 27

Virginia Tech at NC State

Prediction: NC State 30, Virginia Tech 10
Line: NC State -13.5, o/u: 39.5
Final Score: NC State 22, Virginia Tech 21

Saturday, October 29

Georgia Tech at Florida State

12:00 ACC Network
Line: Florida State -24.5, o/u: 47.5

Boston College at UConn

12:00 CBS Sports Network
Line:Boston College -7.5, o/u: 44.5

Notre Dame at Syracuse

12:00 ABC
Line: Syracuse -3, o/u: 47.5

Miami at Virginia

12:30 ESPN3
Line: Miami -1.5, o/u: 48.5

Wake Forest at Louisville

3:30 ACC Network
Line: Wake Forest -3.5, o/u: 62.5

Pitt at North Carolina

8:00 ACC Network
Line: North Carolina -3.5, o/u: 64.5

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