Notre Dame vs Pittsburgh Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/1/23

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The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Joyce Center. Pittsburgh is currently 21-8 overall. The Panthers beat Syracuse in their last outing. As for Notre Dame, they’re 10-19 on the season after a loss to Wake Forest over the weekend. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Pittsburgh Panthers

Pittsburgh opened up their season on a reasonable clip, going 15-7 over the first 22 outings. The Panthers are a nice 6-1 in the last seven however, taking out North Carolina, Louisville, Florida State, Boston College, Georgia Tech and Syracuse with a lone loss to Virginia Tech otherwise. 

On Saturday versus Syracuse, the Panthers went into the second half with a 37-33 advantage. Pittsburgh cruised on a 62-49 second half and won it 99-82. Blake Hinson scored 22 points and Nelly Cummings doubled on 14 points with 13 assists. 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Over on the Notre Dame side, they stood at 10-12 after their first 22 outings. The Irish have since lost to Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Duke, Virginia, North Carolina and Wake Forest again in their last seven outings. 

Back on Saturday matched up against Wake Forest, the Irish were down 39-36 in the locker room. Notre Dame didn’t get any closer on a 27-22 second half and lost 66-58. Ven-Allen Lubin was the top team scorer on 19 points and eight boards. 


I’m going to stay with Pittsburgh. The Panthers are rolling along these days, and they’ve won eight of the last nine outings. Pittsburgh has been scoring very well also with 72 or more points in six straight games. As for Notre Dame, it’s been a struggle lately with seven straight losses. The Irish haven’t cracked 64 points for four straight games either so it’s tough to be optimistic about their chances here. Pittsburgh should be in full control if the team plays well, and I don’t see the Irish staying close. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:Pittsburgh Panthers -3.5