Notre Dame has been struggling when it comes to covering the spread against Pitt with the Fighting Irish going just 1-4-1 ATS in the past six against the Panthers. The two teams will renew acquaintances Saturday when they meet at Heinz Field.
- Notre Dame is 0-5 ATS in their past five games in November.
- Pitt is 3-0 SU in their past three following a loss.
- Pitt will be facing a team in the Top 25 for a second consecutive week.
If Notre Dame wants to finish out the stretch run hot and put their name into the BCS Playoff conversation they need to do a better job at blocking for running back C.J. Prosise than they did in their win against Temple. Prosise rushed 14 times for 25 yards last week, both season lows for the senior.
Pitt could have started some serious chatter about their standing within the nation had they picked up a win over UNC last week, but they are now relegated to hoping for others to falter.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans going with the Pittsburgh Panthers in this game found them listed as 7.5-point underdogs on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week. As of Friday afternoon, the line moved to +9 with a total of 53.5.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction formulas pick a 32-21 win for the Fighting Irish on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-2 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs the point spread. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, meanwhile, are 7-1 and 6-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Pittsburgh go 3-4-1 and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish go 4-4 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame injuries news.
The game pits the Pittsburgh Panthers, currently No. 41 in our Odds – VSB
NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who rate No. 21 in the latest survey.
The game also pits Pittsburgh’s No. 90-ranked offense, averaging 26.12 PPG, against a Notre Dame defense that ranks No. 39 this week at 22.25 PPG. The Pittsburgh aerial game is averaging 195.5 yards per game, more than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish secondary allows through the air, 195.25 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish own the league’s No. 40-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 144.33 yards per game when on the road. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 47 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
DeShone Kizer tore up the turf for 143 rushing yards in the latest Fighting Irish game, a 24-20 win over the Owls at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Panthers suffered a Week 9 loss against North Carolina in their last game, falling 26-19 at Heinz Field.
- Notre Dame is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Notre Dame is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Notre Dame’s last 16 games
- Notre Dame is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Pittsburgh is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Notre Dame
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing Notre Dame
Next Betting Matchups
Notre Dame home to Wake Forest, Saturday, November 14th
Pittsburgh at Duke, Saturday, November 14th