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    Audric Estime will lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-2) into their matchup against the Pittsburgh Panthers (2-5) at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET.

    The Fighting Irish are expected to come out on top by at least two TDs (currently -20) versus the Panthers. The over/under for this matchup is 44.5 points.

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    Game Info for Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 28, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBC
    • Location: South Bend, Indiana
    • Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
    Notre Dame vs Pittsburgh Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Notre Dame -20 -111 -109 44.5 -109 -111 -1402 +799

    Notre Dame Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Notre Dame has put together a 5-2-1 record against the spread.
    • Notre Dame is 2-1 against the spread when favored by 20 points or more this season.
    • Four of Notre Dame’s eight games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Notre Dame Stats & Insights

    • Notre Dame ranks 52nd in total offense this year (414.5 yards per game), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with 414.5 yards allowed per game.
    • Notre Dame has been firing on all cylinders this year, as they rank 17th-best in scoring offense (35.9 points per game) and 14th-best in scoring defense (16.4 points allowed per game).
    • On defense, Notre Dame has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking third-best by surrendering only 153.1 passing yards per game. The Fighting Irish rank 48th on offense (249.3 passing yards per game).
    • On offense, Notre Dame ranks 56th in the FBS with 165.3 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 51st in rushing yards allowed per contest (129.1).
    • Notre Dame is averaging a 41.3% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (60th in the FBS), and is surrendering a 38.7% third-down conversion rate (76th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Notre Dame owns the 16th-best turnover margin in college football at +6, forcing 13 turnovers (20th in the FBS) while turning it over seven times (25th in the FBS).

    Notre Dame’s Best Players

    • Sam Hartman has 1,838 yards passing for Notre Dame, completing 64.5% of his passes and recording 18 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
    • Estime has racked up 787 yards on 127 carries while finding the end zone nine times as a runner.
    • Jeremiyah Love has been handed the ball 39 times this year and racked up 263 yards (32.9 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Mitchell Evans has hauled in 24 catches for 356 yards (44.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone one time as a receiver.
    • Chris Tyree has hauled in 16 receptions totaling 355 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jayden Thomas has compiled 15 catches for 228 yards, an average of 28.5 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Thomas Harper has collected two sacks to pace the team, while also recording one TFL and 26 tackles.
    • Notre Dame’s tackle leader, JD Bertrand, has 51 tackles, four TFL, and 1.5 sacks this year.
    • Xavier Watts leads the team with four interceptions, while also recording 35 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended.

    Pittsburgh Betting Insights

    • Pittsburgh is 2-5-0 against the spread this year.
    • Out of Pittsburgh’s seven games with a set total, five have hit the over (71.4%).

    Pittsburgh Pick Insights

    • Pittsburgh’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, registering 320.4 total yards per game, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 26th with 325 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 88th in the FBS with 24.6 points per game on offense, and it ranks 64th with 24.6 points given up per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • With 209.3 passing yards per game on offense, Pittsburgh ranks 93rd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 27th, allowing 195.3 passing yards per game.
    • Pittsburgh’s running game has been struggling, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with 111.1 rushing yards per game. It has been better defensively, giving up 129.7 rushing yards per contest (52nd-ranked).
    • With a 36.8% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Pittsburgh ranks 92nd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 42nd, allowing a 35.1% third-down rate.
    • At +2, Pittsburgh sports the 44th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with nine forced turnovers (78th in the FBS) and seven turnovers committed (25th in the FBS).

    Pittsburgh’s Best Players

    • Phil Jurkovec has racked up 818 yards (116.9 per game) while completing 50.9% of his passes and recording six touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, C’Bo Flemister, has carried the ball 68 times for 282 yards (40.3 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Rodney Hammond has racked up 247 yards (on 60 carries) with three touchdowns.
    • Konata Mumpfield has collected 30 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 347 (49.6 yards per game). He’s been targeted 48 times and has three touchdowns.
    • Jerrod Means has put together a 326-yard season so far with three touchdowns. He’s caught 20 passes on 49 targets.
    • Gavin Bartholomew’s 23 targets have resulted in 17 catches for 310 yards and one touchdown.
    • Shayne Simon leads the team with three sacks, and also has four TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Donovan McMillon, Pittsburgh’s leading tackler, has 34 tackles this year.
    • M.J. Devonshire leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting 20 tackles and two passes defended.
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