Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Oregon State Preview

The Pittsburgh Panthers clobbered Oregon State the last time they met in a bowl game back in 2002. But Pitt (9-3)opened as a small dog for its New Year’s Eve battle with the 8-4 Beavers in the Sun Bowl.
Oddsmakers currently have the Beavers listed as 1-point favorites versus the Panthers, while the game’s total is sitting at 52.
Bill Stull threw for 141 yards and two touchdowns to lead Pittsburgh to a 34-10 win over Connecticut in Week 15.
The Panthers covered the 1.5-point spread, while the combined score played just UNDER the posted total of 46.
Oregon State was upset 65-38 by Oregon in Week 14 as a 3-point favorite at home. That game’s 103 points sailed OVER the posted total of 58.
Lyle Moevao threw for 363 yards with five touchdowns for Oregon State. Shane Morales finished with 62 yards rushing with two touchdowns in the loss.
Team records:
Pittsburgh: 9-3 SU, 6-6
Oregon State
: 8-4 SU, 8-4 ATS
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing in December are 6-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Oregon State most recently:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 10-0
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh‘s last 18 games
Oregon State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Oregon State is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games


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