Free Week 10 Prediction: Fighting Irish vs Panthers Odds
Week 10 College football betting sees the Notre Dame Fighting Irish taking on the Pittsburgh Pantherson Saturday November 7th at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-1) vs. Pitt Panthers (6-2)
Date: Saturday Nov. 7th
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Notre Dame -8.5
NCAA Betting Total: 53.5
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The Fighting Irish head to Pittsburgh as they continue to try and prove why they are the nation’s best 1 loss team.
Notre Dame went into primetime last week and knocked off Temple on their home field and continue to sit with just 1 lone loss on the season.
Pittsburgh had a vital conference matchup with North Carolina at home last week, but failed to get anything going offensively as they fell and were knocked out of the Top 25.
Strength of schedule means everything for teams and Notre Dame solidifies that meaning.
The Fighting Irish sit 5th in the BCS Playoff poll as they have jumped numerous undefeated teams and 1 loss teams. Things will look even better for them as a road win in Pittsburgh will certainly boost that resume.
Notre Dame’s only loss came to the #1 BCS Playoff ranking team in Clemson at the beginning of October. The Fighting Irish were in the midst of a hurricane and battled all the way in the pouring rain, but a failed 2 point conversion led to their loss.
They did improve their resume with a road win at Temple last week, but it also marked just the 2nd time this season the Fighting Irish failed to put up 30 points or more in a game.
QB DeShone Kinzer showed off his dual threat ability last week as he ran for 143 yards and a touchdown along with adding the go ahead touchdown through the air.
Kinzer found Will Fuller in the endzone for the go ahead touchdown with just over 2 minutes to play. Kinzer has done a phenomenal job stepping up this season as he’s been able to move the ball consistently both on the ground and through the air.
Pittsburgh’s loss last week really screwed them up in terms of ACC play. With the loss they now sit behind North Carolina in the standings as UNC is 4-0 while Pitt sits at 4-1. That virtually turns into a 2 game ordeal as the Tar Heels now own the tiebreaker.
This game means a lot to Pittsburgh in terms of how good of a bowl they get. The Panthers have hit the 6 win mark which means they’ll be in postseason action for sure, but a win over non conference Notre Dame will would be huge for the resume.
After this, the Panthers get to play Duke, Louisville, and Miami to finish off their conference slate. Realistically, they’ll need a lot to happen to get themselves ahead of UNC, but still have a legit shot.
WR Tyler Boyd continues to be the backbone of this offense. Boyd comes in with 578 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns on the season. The star WR is averaging over 9 yards per reception.
QB Nate Peterman continues to find Boyd, as he’s thrown for 1373 yards and 10 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions.
Pitt knocked off Notre Dame in the last meeting back in 2013 28-21.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Fighting Irish are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Fighting Irish are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in November.
Panthers are 25-9-1 ATS in their last 35 games following a S.U. loss.
Panthers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
Free Week 10 NCAA Football Prediction
Notre Dame has to be thrilled where they sit in the BCS Playoff poll. They have the schedule and should get some help somewhere to move up. Consistent wins and impressive wins is important here for them down the stretch.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Notre Dame ATS
The Fighting Irish get a lot of success from their defense in this one. Pitt just has no fire power or ability to make a big play, which will give Notre Dame a giant edge here.
Week 10 Free Score Prediction: Notre Dame 45- Pittsburgh 24
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