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    Pittsburgh Panthers versus Notre Dame Fighting Irish Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Odds Preview 2-18-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    From Big East conference play the 20-6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will travel to play the 20-6 Pittsburgh Panthers in an NCAA college basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Pittsburgh is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

    The college basketball odds from this NCAA game has the home team Pittsburgh Panthers favored by -10 ½ points with an over under line of 123 ½ points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.

    The teams met once last season with Notre Dame earning the 72-59 home win against the Panthers as a +3 point underdog. The total came in at under 131 ½ points.

    Notre Dame has a true road record of 3-3 on the season. The team is 8-5 against the Big East. On the road in conference the Fighting Irish has wins at Cincinnati, South Florida and DePaul with losses at St Johns, Syracuse and on Saturday a 71-54 defeat at the Providence Friars as a +2 point underdog. The total came in at under 133 points. The Fighting Irish shot just 39.3% from the field in the loss with a miserable 1 of 14 from the three point line. They allowed 44.6% shooting to the Friars and to pull down ten more rebounds. Jack Cooley had 12 points and 10 rebounds on 5 of 10 shooting in the Notre Dame loss. Notre Dame is a top ten percent shooting team this year in field goal and three point shooting. The Fighting Irish make 48% from the floor and 37.6% from beyond the arc.

    Pittsburgh on their home court has a mark of 13-2 on the year. The Panthers are 8-5 versus conference foes. On their home court the team has losses to Cincinnati and Marquette with wins against Connecticut, DePaul, Syracuse and Seton Hall. The team had their three game win streak snapped in a 79-69 road defeat to the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 125 points. The Panthers fell behind 42-29 at the half. They shoot 41.7% from the floor along with 7 of 21 from three. Pittsburgh allows 56.5% shooting to the Golden Eagles and allowed Marquette to pull down 8 more rebounds. Lamar Patterson had 19 points and 5 rebounds on 7 of 12 shooting in the loss. Pittsburgh is in the top quartile of college basketball in offensive and defensive field goal percentage. They are good on both sides of the court as they hit on 48% of their shots and allow 39.5% shooting to opponents.