Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame Prediction
ACC rivals square off in South Bend on Wednesday night when Notre Dame hosts Pittsburgh at 6:30 p.m. ET. Are the Fighting Irish laying too many points in this conference clash?
785 Pittsburgh (+6) at 786 Notre Dame (-6); o/u 138.5
6:30 p.m. ET, February 5, 2020
Public Betting Information
According to our College Basketball Public Betting page, 66% of betting tickets are currently on Notre Dame to cover the spread in this matchup.
Pittsburgh Fantasy Spin
Au’Diese Toney had a career-high 27 points (11-19 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) Tuesday at Duke, adding four rebounds and an assist. It's an outing that largely came from nowhere, but Toney does appear to be trending positively. He's started the team's last five games and is averaging 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.4 steals in that stretch. Miami's defense doesn't present as opposing for Sunday's matchup, and while Toney likely won't score this much, he may still be an underpriced DFS option.
Notre Dame Fantasy Spin
TJ Gibbs had 23 points (7-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT), four assists, two rebounds and a steal Wednesday against Wake Forest. It was the eighth straight double-digit scoring outing for Gibbs, who has gone for 20+ just one other time in that stretch. The consistent scoring keeps his nightly floor stable, but the ceiling is hamstrung by peripheral upside, as Gibbs averages 2.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals nightly.
College Basketball Predictions
The Panthers are just 4-11-1 against the spread in their last 16 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
The Fighting Irish are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games overall.
The underdog is 9-2-1 against the spread in the last 12 meetings between these two teams while the road squad is 3-1-1 against the number in the last five meetings. The Fighting Irish, meanwhile, are just 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine games as a home underdog and are 7-20-1 against the spread in their last 28 games coming off an ATS win.
College Basketball Betting Prediction: Pittsburgh Panthers +6