Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Rhode Island Rams Line, Odds and Betting Information | September 24

Media by Associated Press: Pittsburgh running back Israel Abanikanda (2) celebrates with teammates after a scoring a touchdown against Western Michigan during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday

The No. 24 Pittsburgh Panthers (2-1) take on an FCS opponent, the Rhode Island Rams (2-1).

The Panthers are expected to win by at least two touchdowns (currently -34.5) against the Rams. The over/under for this matchup is 57 points.

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Pittsburgh vs. Rhode Island betting lines

  • Spread Favorite: Panthers (-34.5)
  • Moneyline: Panthers (), Rams ()
  • Total: 57 Points

Pittsburgh vs. Rhode Island betting info and stats

    Pittsburgh, through three games with a spread this season, is 1-2-0 against the spread. Pittsburgh won both of the games it has played as the moneyline favorite this season. Rhode Island has won two games against the spread this season (2-1-0). Rhode Island has played as an underdog on the moneyline once so far this season, and won that game.

Pittsburgh vs. Rhode Island Key Players

Pittsburgh Panthers

  • Israel Abanikanda has carried the ball 64 times for a team-high 302 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times as a runner.
  • This season, Vincent Davis has carried the ball 16 times for 97 yards (32.3 per game).
  • Jared Wayne’s 265 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 21 times and has collected 13 catches and one touchdown.
  • Konata Mumpfield has hauled in 12 receptions totaling 140 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
  • Gavin Bartholomew’s seven grabs have turned into 130 yards and one touchdown.
  • Sirvocea Dennis has collected 2.0 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 2.0 TFL and 15 tackles.
  • Pittsburgh’s leading tackler, Brandon Hill, has 17 tackles this year.
  • Erick Hallett leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.

Rhode Island Rams

  • Kasim Hill has thrown for 705 yards on 52.8% passing while tossing six touchdown passes with two interceptions this season.
  • Jaylen Smith is his team’s leading rusher with 29 carries for 195 yards, or 65.0 per game. He’s found paydirt two times on the ground, as well.
  • Marques Deshields has totaled 185 yards on 32 carries with two touchdowns.
  • Edward Lee has racked up 265 receiving yards on 15 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring two touchdowns as a receiver.
  • Kahtero Summers has racked up 191 receiving yards (63.7 yards per game) and three touchdowns on 11 receptions.
  • Caleb Warren has racked up 70 reciving yards (23.3 ypg) this season.
  • A.J. Pena has collected 3.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.
  • Warren is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.
  • Jordan Jones has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.
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