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    One of the best wide receivers in college football will be on show when Mitchell Evans and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-2) host the Pittsburgh Panthers (2-5) on Saturday, October 28, 2023.

    The Panthers are expected to lose by at least two touchdowns (currently +20.5) versus the Fighting Irish (with an over/under of 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 -20.5 -110 -110 44.5 -110 -111 -1419 +807

    Notre Dame Pick Insights

    • Notre Dame has gone 5-2-1 ATS this season.
    • Notre Dame has a 2-1 record against the spread when favored by 20.5 points or more this season.
    • Notre Dame games with a set total have hit the over four times this season (50%).

    Notre Dame Stats & Insights

    • Notre Dame ranks 52nd in total offense this season (414.5 yards per game), but has been shining on defense, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with 414.5 yards allowed per game.
    • Notre Dame has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this season, 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).
    • Notre Dame owns the 48th-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (249.3 passing yards per game), and has been better on defense, ranking third-best with only 153.1 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Notre Dame ranks 56th in the FBS with 165.3 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 50th in rushing yards allowed per contest (129.1).
    • Notre Dame is averaging a 41.3% third-down conversion rate on offense (60th in the FBS), and ranks 76th on the other side of the ball with a 38.7% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Notre Dame has 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 pass yards for Notre Dame, completing 64.5% of his passes and throwing 18 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Audric Estime, has carried the ball 127 times for 787 yards (98.4 per game), scoring nine times.
    • Jeremiyah Love has been handed the ball 39 times this year and racked up 263 yards (32.9 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Evans’ leads his squad with 356 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 24 receptions (out of 34 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Chris Tyree has caught 16 passes for 355 yards (44.4 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Jayden Thomas has a total of 228 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 15 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Jordan Botelho has two sacks to pace the team, and also has two TFL and 18 tackles.
    • JD Bertrand, Notre Dame’s leading tackler, has 51 tackles, four TFL, and 1.5 sacks this year.
    • Xavier Watts has picked off a team-leading four passes. He also has 35 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended to his name.

    Pittsburgh Betting Insights

    • Pittsburgh has covered the spread twice in seven opportunities this season.
    • Pittsburgh games have gone over the point total in five out of seven opportunities (71.4%).

    Pittsburgh Pick Insights

    • Pittsburgh’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, registering 320.4 total yards per game, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 26th with 325 total yards allowed per contest.
    • From an offensive angle, Pittsburgh is putting up 24.6 points per game (88th-ranked). It ranks 64th in the FBS defensively (24.6 points surrendered per game).
    • Pittsburgh is generating 209.3 passing yards per contest on offense this season (92nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 195.3 passing yards per contest (27th-ranked) on defense.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 20th-worst in rushing yards per game (111.1), but it has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 52nd in the FBS with 129.7 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, Pittsburgh is generating a 36.8% third-down conversion rate (93rd-ranked). It ranks 41st in the FBS defensively (35.1% third-down rate allowed).
    • At +2, Pittsburgh owns 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 ypg) while completing 50.9% of his passes and collecting six touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
    • C’Bo Flemister has rushed for 282 yards on 68 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground.
    • Rodney Hammond has racked up 247 yards on 60 carries with three touchdowns.
    • Konata Mumpfield has hauled in 347 receiving yards on 30 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Jerrod Means has put together a 326-yard season so far with three touchdowns. He’s caught 20 passes on 49 targets.
    • Gavin Bartholomew has racked up 310 reciving yards (44.3 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Shayne Simon has three sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Donovan McMillon, Pittsburgh’s tackle leader, has 34 tackles this year.
    • M.J. Devonshire has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 20 tackles and two passes defended.
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