Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-19, 2-16 ACC) will be trying to break a seven-game losing streak when hosting the Pittsburgh Panthers (21-8, 14-4 ACC) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Purcell Pavilion. It airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPNU.

The Panthers take on the Fighting Irish in a game that Pittsburgh is currently a moderate favorite by 3.5 points. The matchup’s point total is 142.

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame Odds

Point Spread for Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Pittsburgh as the favorite.

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Pittsburgh has -171 odds to pick up the win, while Notre Dame is listed at +144 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 142 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: South Bend, Indiana
  • Arena: Purcell Pavilion

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame Betting Trends

In Pittsburgh’s 29 games this season, it has 20 wins against the spread. The Panthers have come away with 14 wins in the 16 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Pittsburgh’s games this year have hit the over on 18 of 29 set point totals.

Against the spread, Notre Dame is 8-20-1 this year. The Fighting Irish have gone 1-11 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 8.3% of those games). Notre Dame has hit the over 48.3% of the time this year (14 of 29 games with a set point total).

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Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame Key Players to Watch


Blake Hinson is tops on the Panthers with 15.8 points per game and 6.2 rebounds, while also posting 1.2 assists. Jamarius Burton averages 15.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Nelly Cummings paces the Panthers at 5 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.8 rebounds and 11 points. Greg Elliott is posting 11.2 points, 1.3 assists and 4 rebounds per game.

Notre Dame

Nate Laszewski paces the Fighting Irish in scoring (14.1 points per game) and rebounding (7.1), and produces 1.4 assists. He also delivers 0.4 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Dane Goodwin is averaging 11.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, making 44.1% of his shots from the field and 38.5% from 3-point range, with 1.4 treys per game. Cormac Ryan gets the Fighting Irish 11.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. He also averages 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Trey Wertz is averaging a team-leading 3.2 assists per contest. And he is delivering 8.4 points and 2.9 rebounds, making 37.8% of his shots from the field and 32.8% from beyond the arc, with 1.4 triples per contest.

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What you need to know about the Pittsburgh Panthers

In Pittsburgh’s 18 ACC games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 11 times. With 75.8 points per game on offense, the Panthers rank 84th in the nation. Defensively, they surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks 130th in college basketball. Pittsburgh ranks 58th in the nation with 34 boards per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 178th with 31 rebounds allowed per game.

The Panthers put up 77.8 points per game in home games, compared to 74.8 points per game in road games, a difference of three points per contest. Pittsburgh has a 35.9% three-point percentage this season (82nd-ranked in college basketball), but it has really shined by draining 9.4 threes per contest (22nd-best). The Panthers rank 230th in the country with 7.6 three-pointers allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 106th with a 32.6% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

The Panthers have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall over their past 10 games. Six of Pittsburgh’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. On the offensive side of the ball, Pittsburgh has picked up its output a little bit over its last 10 games, scoring 77.9 points per contest over that span compared to the 75.8 it has racked up over the course of this season. Pittsburgh has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 70.1 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 68.4 it has surrendered this year.

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What you need to know about the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame has compiled a 6-12-0 record against the spread in conference action this season. With 69.3 points scored per game and 71.4 points conceded, the Fighting Irish are 241st in the country offensively and 221st on defense. Notre Dame collects 28.8 rebounds per game and give up 33 boards, ranking 322nd and 297th, respectively, in college basketball.

The Fighting Irish are scoring more points at home (72.2 per game) than on the road (66.6). Notre Dame makes 8.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 44th and 90th, respectively, in the country. Giving up 7 3-pointers per game and conceding 33.8% from downtown, the Fighting Irish are 153rd and 176th in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Fighting Irish are 5-5 against the spread and 1-9 overall in their last 10 games. Notre Dame has hit the over in three of its last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Notre Dame is posting 68.5 points per game, 0.8 fewer points than its season average (69.3). The Fighting Irish are surrendering 72.9 points per contest in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 71.4 points allowed.

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Pittsburgh, and we project that Pittsburgh will cover the spread (Pittsburgh -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 142 points.

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How to bet Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame

You can bet on Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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