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Notre Dame at Pittsburgh 10/24/20 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds & Info

Game Pittsburgh Panthers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date & Time Saturday October 24, 2020, 3:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA
Latest odds
ND -9.5 ; Total 49.5
TV Channel
abc

The No. 4 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish visit Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday to play the Pittsburgh Panthers. Notre Dame remained unbeaten after defeating Louisville 12-7 improving to 4-0 on the season. Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book threw for just 106 yards, running back Kyren Williams rushed for 127 yards. The Fighting Irish gained 338 yards of total offense but allowed just 233 yards for Louisville. 

Ian Book has passed for 714 yards with three touchdowns, one interception and has been sacked seven times. The leading rusher for Notre Dame is Kyren Williams with 486 yards and four touchdowns. Javon McKinley is the leading receiver for Notre Dame with 121 yards, while Williams has 119 yards receiving. On defense, defensive back Kyle Hamilton and linebacker Jeremiah Oswusu-Koramoah each have 20 tackles to lead Notre Dame.

Pittsburgh continues its slide downward as the Panthers lost to Miami 31-19 on Saturday and have now lost three straight to drop to 3-3 on the season. Backup Pittsburgh quarterback Joey Yellen passed for 277 yards and one touchdown and Jordan Adamson caught eight passes for 147 yards in the loss.  The Pittsburgh defense gave up 331 yards of total offense to Miami and forced two turnovers. Starting quarterback Kenny Pickett did not play on Saturday due to an ankle injury.

Kenny Pickett has thrown for 1,389 yards with eight touchdowns, three interceptions and has been sacked 8 times. Running back Vincent Davis is leading Pittsburgh in rushing with 235 yards and three touchdowns, while Pickett has rushed for 119 yards and five touchdowns. Jordan Addison is the leading receiver for the Panthers with 444 yards and three touchdown receptions. On defense, linebacker SirVocea Dennis and defensive back Damar Hamlin each have 35 tackles to lead Pittsburgh.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Notre Dame is 6-3 ATS in its last 9
  • The UNDER has cashed in 3 of the Fighting Irish’s last 4
  • Pittsburgh is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Panthers last 7

Free NCAAF Pick:

Notre Dame Fighting Irish -9.5

Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett sat out in the loss to Miami and if the signal caller is unable to go due to an ankle injury the Pittsburgh offense will have a hard time moving the ball against the Notre Dame defense. Notre Dame has covered the number in six of its last nine and is coming off a hard-fought win over Louisville. Pittsburgh has failed to cover eight of its last nine overall and will fail to cover on Saturday against Notre Dame. Final Score Prediction, Notre Dame Fighting Irish win and cover ATS 27-10.

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