Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup in South Bend between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh, including how to bet and watch online.
Notre Dame has been on a tear all year and they look to continue their winning streak for one of those playoff spots as they are ranked No. 5. They will be going up against a Pittsburgh team that beat Syracuse who gave Clemson a run for their money and got their doors blew off by UCF in back-to-back weeks.
Notre Dame has done a complete 180 in recent weeks since Brian Kelly made the switch from Brandon Wimbush to Ian Book at quarterback. Book has been able to give Notre Dame a downfield passing attack that was absent with Wimbush. In turn, that has opened up more running room for Dexter Williams who has back-to-back games with more than 150 yards since returning from a four-game suspension to begin the year.
The Irish have a strong defense to back them up, led by linebacker Julian Love and defensive tackle, Jerry Tillery. They are ranked 69th in total defense but are one of the most efficient, ranking 16th in defensive efficiency.
Pittsburgh is 3-3 and has been of the most inconsistent teams in the country. All three wins came at home, but outside Heinz Field, they give up an average of 44 points and only score 19 points. They have a decent running game that’s ranked 39th in the nation but their passing game is ranked 119th and that’s the primary reason they rank 91st in scoring offense.
How to watch and bet on Notre Dame – Pittsburgh
Date: Saturday, Oct 13
Start Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: South Bend, Indiana
Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
TV Info: NBC
Odds: ND -20.5
Live Stream: NBC
Prediction: Notre Dame is going to score at will on the Pitt defense who won’t be able to slow down the combination of Book and Williams. Coupled with Pitt’s troubles on the road, this shapes up as a convincing win for Notre Dame who covers the spread.