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Pittsburgh Panthers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish College Basketball Betting Preview

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Panthers of Pittsburgh hit the hard court against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Panthers were listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Notre Dame Fighting Irish battles the Pittsburgh Panthers, currently sitting with a 13-1 mark (6-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 7-5 for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and 7-6 for the Pittsburgh Panthers.

This game puts the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, most recently No. 41 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Panthers, who rate No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Pittsburgh is ranked No. 17 in NCAA basketball at 42.07 per game. Contrast that with Notre Dame's No. 164 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Notre Dame is the No. 54-ranked team in the country at 8.43 per game, while Pittsburgh rates No. 156 at 6.57 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers got 18 points from Jamel Artis as Pittsburgh ran past Georgia Tech 89-84 on Wednesday at Petersen Events Center.

The battle between the Fighting Irish and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Boston College was handed a 82-54 defeat on Thursday at Conte Forum.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-8-2 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Notre Dame is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 9 games
  • Notre Dame is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Louisville, Thursday, January 14th
Notre Dame at Georgia Tech, Wednesday, January 13th