Notre Dame is 4-0 both SU and ATS over its past four games against Pittsburgh as those Big East schools meet in college basketball betting action at Petersen Events Center on Monday.
The Fighting Irish and Panthers last met in December 2011, when Notre Dame won 72-59 as a 3-point home underdog on the college hoops odds at the sportsbooks. The was the fourth time in a row that the UNDER had paid out in Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh games.
The Panthers sport records of 20-6 and 10-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Fighting Irish have 20-6 and 11-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-8 for the Panthers and 11-9 for the Fighting Irish.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Panthers as 10.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates on the over-under as well as .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 55-rated Notre Dame taking on the No. 25-rated Panthers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-74 win for the Panthers on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 71 PPG. The visiting Fighting Irish defense ranks No. 132 allowing on average 64.7 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 48% so far, almost the same as the Fighting Irish marksmen have achieved on the year, 48% per game.
Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 137-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 71-54 loser as they battled Providence on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Notre Dame suffered a 71-54 loss against Providence on Saturday, getting 12 points from Jack Cooley in a losing effort at Dunkin Donuts Center.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 79-69 result against Marquette on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Lamar Patterson scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 79-69 to Marquette at Bradley Center on Saturday).
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Providence are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing St. John's are 4-6
After playing Marquette are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2
A few Fighting Irish at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 6 games on the road
Notre Dame is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Notre Dame
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Notre Dame home to Cincinnati, Sunday, February 24
Pittsburgh at St. John's, Sunday, February 24