Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame (+4)
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-9) go to Petersen Events Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Panthers (8-4). Pittsburgh opens this game as 4-point favorites. The over/under opens at 144.
Notre Dame comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 5-9 for the season. They are giving up possession 10.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 12.1 personal fouls per game. As a team, Notre Dame is pulling in 32.4 rebounds per game and has totaled 200 dimes on the year, which ranks 121st in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Fighting Irish are hitting 37.2% on 3-point shots (124 of 333) and 77.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.9 pts per contest (222nd in the country) while hitting 44.7% from the field. When they are on defense, the Fighting Irish have forced 8.5 turnovers every game and they draw 15.8 fouls. They give up 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 234th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.6). The Fighting Irish defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.4% (389 of 876) and they relinquish 35.7 boards per contest as a team. They are 249th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 198 relinquished on the campaign.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish faced off with the Virginia Tech Hokies and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 62-51 in their last game. Notre Dame finished having earned a 35.7% field goal percentage (20 of 56) and converted 3 of their 18 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Fighting Irish converted 8 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled a total of 36 with 4 of them being offensive. They also recorded 8 assists in this game in addition to having 4 steals and 7 rejections. When discussing defending, Notre Dame let their opponent shoot 35.7% from the field on 20 out of 56 shooting. Virginia Tech doled out 13 assists and had 8 steals for the game. Moreover, the Hokies pulled down 44 rebounds (6 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 7 rejections. Virginia Tech finished the contest at 41.7% at the charity stripe by making 5 of 12 shots. They converted 7 of 25 attempts from 3-point land.
Prentiss Hubb is someone who was a contributor for the game. He notched 22 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and pulled down 4 rebounds. Hubb ended up going 40.0% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. Another guy that came through in the game for the Fighting Irish was Dane Goodwin. He snagged 5 boards and also totaled 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 23.1% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 3-of-13 (8 points). When the game finished, Goodwin played 37 minutes.
Pittsburgh has a mark of 8-4 for the year. As an offensive team, the Panthers are shooting 43.4% from the field, which has them ranked 234th in college basketball. Pittsburgh has totaled 882 pts on the year (73.5 per contest) and they snag 41.2 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 16.1 times per contest (48th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.2 times per contest. The Panthers are responsible for committing 17.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 65.5% from the free throw line. The Panthers on the defensive end are ranked 110th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 67.7. The Pittsburgh defense allows 28.3% on three-point shots (83 of 293) and their opposition makes 66.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 15.3 assists and 35.4 rebounds every game, which is 307th and 191st in those defensive categories. They have forced 13.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (77th in the country).
In their last game, the Pittsburgh Panthers took a loss by a score of 75-65 when they faced the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Panthers were able to collect 16 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 24 in the game. They also rejected 5 tries while recording 3 steals in the game. The Tar Heels had 15 personal fouls for the contest which got the Panthers to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 76.5%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Pittsburgh knocked down 6 of 15 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Panthers ended up shooting 23 out of 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.8%. The Panthers allowed the Tar Heels to make 32 out of their 61 tries from the floor which had them shooting 52.5% in the game. They finished 23.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 4 out of 17 and finished the game at 7 of 14 from the free throw line (50.0%). Regarding rebounding, Pittsburgh permitted North Carolina to grab 34 in all (13 on the offensive side).
Justin Champagnie ended up having an impact for the Panthers for the matchup. He made 7 of 9 for the game for a field goal percentage of 77.8%, which gave him 23 points. Champagnie snagged 10 rebounds in his 36 mins and added 2 assists for the game. One more player who came through for Pittsburgh was Ithiel Horton. He ended up scoring 12 points in 34 minutes played by going 4 of 11 shooting for this contest. Horton wrapped this one up going 36.4% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 4 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-4) and under 144 points
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