Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame NCAA Football Week 7 Odds & Pick

Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame NCAA Football Week 7 Odds & Pick

Written by on October 11, 2018

The Pittsburgh Panthers will look to pull off the huge upset over the fifth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish when the two teams square off in their Week 7 matchup in South Bend. Pittsburgh will be looking to record back-to-back wins in this affair while Notre Dame looks to remain unbeaten while strengthening their bid to reach the four-team College Football Playoffs. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value against their college football betting odds in this Week 7 pairing.

Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame NCAA Football Week 7 Odds & Pick

  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:30 PM ET
  • Where: Notre Dame Stadium
  • TV: NBC
  • NCAA Football Week 7 Odds: Notre Dame -21 / Total: 55

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 9°C/49°F
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 9 mph WSW
  • Cloud Cover: 24%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On The Pittsburgh Panthers?

Why should you bet on Pittsburgh in this Week 7 matchup? The best reason is because the Panthers are getting three touchdowns as road underdogs. Pittsburgh beat Syracuse 44-37 in overtime in a wild shootout last weekend to cash in as a 3.5-point home underdog after getting blown out of the water in each of their previous two games against Central Florida and North Carolina. Running back Qadree Ollison rushed for 192 yards and one score while fellow back Darrin Hall rushed for 107 yards and two scores to lead the Orange to victory. Quarterback Kenny Pickett passed for a modest 137 yards with one TD pass and one interception. “We asked for the game to be on our backs,” Ollison said. “Just put it on us. Put it on the backs. Put it on the offensive line. Put it on the seniors really. I think that’s what we did.”

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 26
  • Total Yards: 353
  • Pass Yards: 149.17
  • Rush Yards: 203.83
  • Average Score Against: 32.83
  • Total Yards: 420.83
  • Pass Yards: 224
  • Rush Yards: 196.83

Why Bet On The Notre Dame Fighting Irish?

Why should you bet on Notre Dame? Well…because the Irish are the better team on both sides of the ball and it’s not even close. The Irish come into this contest off a statement-making 45-23 win over nationally-ranked Virginia Tech on Saturday. Dexter Williams rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way to victory while quarterback Ian Book passed for 271 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Williams had a jaw-dropping 97-yard touchdown run to change the entire flow of what was at one time, a tightly contested game. “I was looking at the Jumbotron the whole time,” Williams said, “to make sure I didn’t get caught.”

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 34.83
  • Total Yards: 441.67
  • Pass Yards: 246
  • Rush Yards: 195.67
  • Average Score Against: 19.50
  • Total Yards: 357.33
  • Pass Yards: 229.50
  • Rush Yards: 127.83

Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame NCAA Football Week 7 Betting Trends

  • Pittsburgh is 2-4-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame’s last 6 games at home

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame

Notre Dame averages 8.8 points per game more than Pittsburgh while giving up 13.3 fewer points per game defensively. The Irish have scored 38 points or more in each of their last three games while Pittsburgh has allowed 37 points or more in four of their five games this season. I know the Panthers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games in the month of October, but the Panthers are also a discouraging 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games on turf and 1-5-2 ATS in their last eight games following an SU win. Conversely, Notre Dame is 7-2 ATS in their last nine games following an ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last seven non-conference games. The Fighting Irish are also 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against teams from the ACC and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. I’m going to advise you to keep it super simple and back the superior Notre Dame Fighting Irish to win and narrowly cover the spread! NCAA Football Week 7 Pick: Notre Dame 45 Pittsburgh 21