Notre Dame vs Panthers Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/28

Notre Dame vs Panthers Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/28

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NCAAF Predictions: Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The highly anticipated clash between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is set to take place, and we're here with expert analysis and predictions. We'll explore the strengths of both teams and explain our final prediction.

Game Information

The game is scheduled for October 28, 2023, at 12:30 PM, hosted at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, IN. The match will be broadcasted on NBC, with the game-time weather conditions expected to be 44 degrees. Notre Dame is positioned as the dominant -20.5 point spread favorite, and the over/under is set at 45.5 points.

 

Pittsburgh Panthers

Season Overview

The Pittsburgh Panthers enter the game with a 2-5 season record. Their quarterback, P. Jurkovec, has thrown for 818 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. However, the Panthers face a formidable opponent in Notre Dame.

C. Flemister leads their rushing game with 282 yards and 2 touchdowns, while K. Mumpfield has been productive in the receiving department with 347 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Team Stats

The Panthers have averaged 320.9 total yards per game, consisting of 209.3 passing yards and 111.6 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 323.0 total yards per game, potentially posing a challenge against the Fighting Irish.

Recent Performance

Pittsburgh has faced challenges in their last five games, with wins against Louisville and Wake Forest but losses against Virginia Tech and UNC. Their performance in this game may hinge on their ability to overcome Notre Dame's superiority.

 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Season Overview

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hold a strong 6-2 season record, demonstrating their dominance in college football. Their quarterback, S. Hartman, has thrown for 1,838 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. Notre Dame is clearly the superior team in this matchup.

A. Estime leads their rushing game with 787 yards and 9 touchdowns, while M. Evans has contributed with 356 receiving yards and 1 touchdown.

Team Stats

The Fighting Irish have averaged 414.5 total yards per game, featuring 249.3 passing yards and 165.3 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 282.3 total yards per game, highlighting their ability to control the game.

Recent Performance

Notre Dame has displayed a strong performance in their last five games, with victories over USC, Duke, and Central Michigan. Their only losses this season came against strong opponents. Their overall performance makes them the clear favorite in this matchup.

 

Prediction: 

Considering the significant disparity in performance and strengths between the two teams, Notre Dame Fighting Irish is expected to secure a decisive victory and cover the -20.5 points spread. Notre Dame's potent offense, led by S. Hartman and A. Estime, is far superior to the Pittsburgh defense.

With a formidable rushing game and an efficient passing attack, Notre Dame is well-equipped to dominate this game. The Pittsburgh Panthers may struggle to contain the Fighting Irish, resulting in a comfortable win for Notre Dame.

Don't miss the exciting matchup between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on October 28, 2023, at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame's overwhelming superiority makes them the clear favorite to win and cover the -20.5 points spread.

Pick: Notre Dame to Win and Cover -20.5 Points Spread

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