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Notre Dame Fighting Irish host Pittsburgh Panthers in college basketball action

Pittsburgh PanthersNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Dec 27, 7:00 PM | Joyce Center

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds


Notre Dame looks to cover the Fighting Irish-Panthers pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 8-5 mark when they host Pittsburgh in college basketball action.

Notre Dame battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 11-2 mark (3-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-5 for the Fighting Irish and 4-4 for the Panthers.

View Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Notre Dame in this one will find them as 1.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Fighting Irish at No. 195 and the Panthers at No. 71 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-77 result in favor of the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Notre Dame's No. 105 nationally ranked offense (72.7 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 129 at 64.8 PPG. The Fighting Irish have been averaging 45.1% from the field, less than the Panthers have managed so far this season (49.3% on average).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 61 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 58 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 59-54 loser at home against Wagner. They failed to cover the 13–point spread as favorites. The Panthers got 14 points from Ashton Gibbs, but it was Wagner that prevailed in a 59-54 final on Friday at Petersen Events Center.

Notre Dame was a 106-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sacred Heart. The battle between the Fighting Irish and Pioneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Sacred Heart was handed a 106-65 defeat on Monday at Joyce Center.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-2
After playing Wagner are 1-0
After a loss are 9-1

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-4
After playing Sacred Heart are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Panthers at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Notre Dame is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Notre Dame is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Sunday, January 1
Notre Dame at Cincinnati, Wednesday, January 4