College Football Scores and Odds: Notre Dame-Pittsburgh Betting Picks Preview

Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh is on ABC TV schedule. Notre Dame is (-7) point favorites.

Here is dissection of the key metrics used by sports betting experts in football handicapping. The team that is better running the ball according to rushing yards per attempt is the Irish by .6.

Passing yards per completion says the more productive passing squad is Notre Dame by .5. Betting specialists employ yards per point, a number that on the offensive side of the ball favors Pittsburgh by 3.3

The Notre Dame-Pittsburgh line will jump after bettors use the official handicapping preview

Now it’s time to focus on the numbers that the betting counselors cherish from a defensive standpoint. Yards per rush says the tougher defense is Pittsburgh by .6. In juxtaposing yards per reception statistics, the margin on defense puts the positive checkmark in the column of the Panthers by 1.4.

The often overlooked yards per point defensive advantage is possessed by Pittsburgh forcing 1.4 more. The net turnover ratio edge belongs to Pittsburgh by four, though they are the “less pathetic” with a -4 turnover ratio compared to -8 for Notre Dame.

Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

Spread betting trends (all records are against the spread): The Irish are 5-1 to teams with a winning record, but 5-15 as favorite.

The Panthers are 5-0 after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous games, but 0-6 in September. The underdog is on a 5-0 series tear.

Over/under trends:  Notre Dame under 10-3 after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game, under 11-3 last 11 non-conference games.

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