Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Panthers (13-1) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -4 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will host the Pittsburgh Panthers this Saturday.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish come into this game with a 10-4 record and are currently 9th in the ACC. The Irish have won 3 out of their last 4 games with their most recent game being a 82-54 win over Boston College. Through 14 games this season the leading scorer for Notre Dame has been Demetrius Jackson who is averaging 16.4 points per game and 5.2 assists. Zach Auguste is second on the team with 13.4 points per game and 9.9 rebounds.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers come into this game with a 13-1 record and are currently 1st in the ACC. The Panthers have been on fire winning their past 9 games with their most recent win 89-84 over Georgia Tech. Through 14 games this season the leading scorer for the Panthers has been Michael Young who is averaging 16.9 points per game and 6.9 rebounds. Jamel Artis is second on the team with 15.8 points and 4.5 rebounds with 3.5 assists.
The Panthers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games following an against the spread loss. Pittsburgh is 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games vs. ACC opponents. Notre Dame is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games vs. ACC opponents. The Fighting Irish are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games overall.
The Pittsburgh Panthers have won their past 9 games and will try to get a big win against Notre Dame. Notre Dame has been playing well but they will face a tough test against Pittsburgh. I think Pittsburgh and the points on the road is the play here.