College football betting experts expect Pitt to contend for the Big East title while NC State figures to be improved and possibly ready to contend in the ACC against the NCAA football odds. The Pitt Panthers have had a slow and gradual climb under 5th year head coach Dave Wannstedt.
Last year the Panthers finally struck pay dirt as they went 9-4 straight up and 7-6 against the college football betting board to end up in the Sun Bowl where they lost to Oregon State.
With 8 starters returning on offense led by senior quarterback Billy Stull and 7 starters returning on defense, the Panthers are figured to be a leading Big East power against the NCAA football odds. So far Pitt has gotten off to a strong start to the college football betting season with a mark of 3-0 straight up and 2-0 against the spread.
Last week Pitt beat Navy 27-14 as 8-point home chalks. Stull has gotten off to a phenomenal start to the college football betting season as he has completed 70% of his passes for 540 yards and 6 touchdowns with just 1 interception.
Dion Lewis has been a workhorse at running back with 67 carries good for 398 yards and 5 touchdowns. Jonathan Baldwin has been the top receiver with 13 catches for 225 yards. The real college football betting strength of Pitt, however, is supposed to be their defense and so far it has performed as a top 25 unit.
The NC State Wolfpack has recovered with 2 straight wins after losing their college football betting opener at home to South Carolina. The Wolfpack finished the 2008 college football betting season with 4 consecutive wins to end up in the PapaJohn’s.com bowl where they lost to Rutgers.
NC State returns 7 starters on both offense and defense led by sophomore quarterback Russell Wilson who has completed 66% of his passes for 647 yards and 8 touchdowns with 0 interceptions. The real college football betting strength for the Wolfpack is their defense which is ranked in the top 10 for most categories.