Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Fighting Irish and Panthers. The game is starting at 6:00 ET on ACCN, and it’s hosted by the Panthers at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Atlantic Coast conference contest is set at 127 points, with Pittsburgh being favored by -10 at home against Notre Dame.
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH VS PITTSBURGH PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +10
This game will be played at Petersen Events Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Panthers.
- Even though we have Pittsburgh winning straight-up, we like Notre Dame at +10.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 127 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Taking a Look at the Fighting Irish Chances on the Road
Notre Dame enters this game with a 7-14 record, including a 1-8 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Fighting Irish have lost seven straight games and are 2-11 as the underdog this season.
On the road, Notre Dame is just 1-5 this season with an average scoring margin of -9.7 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, the Fighting Irish have gone just 2-8.
Notre Dame’s ATS record this season is 10-10, but they have been much better vs. the spread on the road, going 5-1. Over their last 3 road games, the Irish are 2-0 vs. the spread and they have gone 4-0 vs. the spread in their last 5 road games.
Today’s over/under line of 127 is lower than the average over/under line in Notre Dame’s games this year (133.2). So far, their over/under record is 5-15. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 123 points, which is lower than today’s over/under line.
Coming off their recent game, the Notre Dame offense tallied 53 points in a matchup against Virginia. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.5%, and they made 9 threes. The top scorer for the Fighting Irish was Markus Burton with 17 points, while Braeden Shrewsberry also chipped in with 16 points.
This season, the Notre Dame defense has been impressive, holding the 36th position in the country while permitting an average of 65.3 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Notre Dame defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Virginia knocked down 13 three-pointers on their way to 65 points.
Can Pittsburgh Secure a Home Victory?
Through 21 games, Pittsburgh has an overall record of 13-8. The Panthers are 4-5 in Atlantic Coast Conference play and 9-3 in non-conference games. At home, they are 8-5 compared to 5-2 on the road.
As the favorite, Pittsburgh is 12-3 this season. So far, they have been favored in 15 of their 21 games. The Panthers’ average scoring margin at home is +11.6 points per game.
As the favorite this season, Pittsburgh has a solid 10-4-1 record vs. the spread. However, their ATS mark at home this year is just 6-6-1, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers are just 5-4-1.
On the season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 12-8, and today’s line of 127 is lower than the average OU line in their games of 147.2. So far, 20 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s OU line of 127. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points, which is slightly lower than the season average of 143.8 points per game.
In their latest game, Pittsburgh offense put up 77 points against Wake Forest. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.6% and made 8 threes. Blake Hinson is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Carlton Carrington brings a PPG average of 13.6 into the game.
At this time, the Panthers’ defense is positioned 70th in the country, permitting 67.1 points per game. Against Wake Forest in their most recent game, the Pittsburgh defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Wake Forest to hit 45% of their shots.