Pittsburgh at Notre Dame Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/1/23

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-19) vs Pittsburgh Panthers (21-8)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center)

Betting Odds: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +3.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Panthers will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in an ACC game on Wednesday night at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana.

Pittsburgh Preview

The Pittsburgh Panthers are 21-8 (14-4) this season after they defeated Syracuse by a score of 99-82 in their last game. Pittsburgh shot 47.1% from the field and made 16 three pointers in the win. The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 75.8 points per game, 68.4 points against per game, 37 rebounds per game, and 14.7 assists per game. Blake Hinson has led the Panthers this season with 15.8 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 1.2 assists per game. Pittsburgh is shooting 45% from the field, 77.1% on free throws, and 35.9% on three pointers this year.

Notre Dame Preview

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 10-19 (2-16) this season after they lost to Wake Forest by a score of 66-58 in their last game. Notre Dame shot 39.6% from the field and was -10 in rebounding margin in the loss. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 69.3 points per game, 71.4 points against per game, 31 rebounds per game, and 11.9 assists per game. Nate Laszewski has led the Fighting Irish this season with 14.1 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. Notre Dame is shooting 44.5% from the field, 76% on free throws, and 35.8% on three pointers this year.

Trends

Pittsburgh is 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 5-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 6 games. Notre Dame is 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 home games. The under is 4-0 in Notre Dame’s last 4 games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Pick

These two teams come into this game trending in opposite directions, with Notre Dame on a seven game losing streak and Pittsburgh winning eight of their last nine games. Despite Notre Dame’s poor record this season, they have played tough in their last five games, losing by 8, 4, 2, 4, and 6 points. Pittsburgh is currently leading the ACC standings, but I like Notre Dame with the points in this matchup.

David’s Pick Notre Dame +3.5

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