Pittsburgh at Notre Dame College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Notre Dame Stadium
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 21 point favorites. The Fighting Irish have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread. The Panthers have an ATS record of 2-4-0 while their over/under record is 3-3-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-4-0 against the spread
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
10/06/18 WR Taysir Mack Lower Body is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Syracuse
09/30/18 DB Phil Campbell lll Illness is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
10/03/18 OL Alex Bars Knee is out for season
10/03/18 RB Tony Jones Jr. Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
09/30/18 LB Drue Tranquill Hand is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
09/30/18 WR Jafar Armstrong Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Virginia Tech
09/14/18 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Foot is out for season
09/02/18 DL Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa Foot is out indefinitely
08/30/18 CB Shaun Crawford Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Panthers have run for 1,223 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in college football. They've run 236 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 43 times for 404 yards so far this season, which has them 28th in the country in penalties. They are 72nd in the nation in points scored with 156. They have run 379 plays this season for 2,118 yards, which ranks them 113th in Division 1 in total offense. The Panthers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 76th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 106 1st downs this year, placing them 91st overall as an offensive unit. Kenny Pickett averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 5.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 87 passes on 142 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.2. He has thrown for 880 yards this season.
The Panthers rush defense has allowed 244 attempts for 1,181 yards this year, putting them in 111th place in D-1 against the run. Pittsburgh has committed 34 penalties for 260 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 33rd in college football. They are 109th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 197. They have surrendered a total of 2,525 yards on D, which is 106th in the country. The Panthers are ranked 98th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 97 passes on 178 attempts against the Pittsburgh Panthers defense this season, placing them 55th and 74th in Division 1. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also given up a total of 1,344 yards through the air, which is 82nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Panthers have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 88th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Pittsburgh Panthers kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,202 yards on 31 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 109th in Division 1 in punting average. Pittsburgh is ranked 53rd in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 104 punt return yards and average 10.4 yards per return, which is 49th in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 254 yards on special teams, ranking 68th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 83rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,476.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Irish are 30th in the country in points scored with 209. They have run 442 plays this year for 2,671 yards, which ranks them 36th in Division 1 in total offense. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 6 yards per play, which is 58th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 141 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Notre Dame has run for 1,195 yards as a unit, which ranks 33rd in college football. They've run 259 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. Notre Dame has been penalized on offense 27 times for 246 yards so far this year, which has them 104th in the country in penalties. Ian Book has passed for 887 yards this year. He's completed 77 throws while attempting 105 passes for a completion percentage of 73.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 170.7. He averages 9.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8.4 yards per pass attempt.
Notre Dame is 38th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 117. They have given up a total of 2,144 yards on D, which is 69th in D-1. The Fighting Irish are 15th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 135 throws on 239 attempts against the Notre Dame defense this season, ranking them 120th and 129th in the nation. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,377 yards in the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 225 attempts for 767 yards this season, putting them in 47th place in the country against the run. The Fighting Irish have had 31 penalties for 236 yards on defense this year. That places them 22nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Notre Dame is 52nd in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 91 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 64th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 183 yards on special teams, which puts them 93rd in kick return yardage. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 23 yards per kick return and they are 32nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,945. The Fighting Irish have tried 10 field goals this year and made 7, which is 47th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Notre Dame kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,203 yards on 26 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -21
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