Big Monday will feature to 20-6 teams from the Big East conference as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be the road club when they go head to head with the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Fighting Irish and Panthers will get things started from Pittsburgh at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN will provide the live television broadcast. Pick up college basketball odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The odds from this Big East game came out with the home team Pittsburgh Panthers favored by -10 ½ points with an over under line of 123 ½ points. Early money has landed on the Fighting Irish as Pittsburgh has been bet down to a current number of -10 points. Money line bettors playing on the Pittsburgh Panthers will lay -600 odds with the take back on the road underdog Notre Dame Fighting Irish lined at +500 odds to pull out the upset win with no need for the points on their side.
Their last meeting on the hardwood was held back on December 27th where the Fighting Irish earned a home underdog 72-59 home win getting +3 points. The game went under 131 ½ points. Notre Dame is strongly trending in this game as they have four straight point spread covers against the Panthers. The under is trending strongly as well as the past four meetings between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh went under.
Notre Dame has dropped their past two road games against Big East competition. Back on February 4th they are held to just 47 points as they lose by 16 points at Syracuse. On Saturday Notre Dame headed into Providence and were soundly beaten 71-54 as a +2 point underdog. The Fighting Irish has a bad shooting game as they make less than 40% from the field and connected on 1 of 14 from the three point line.
The Panthers are also coming off a loss as the team played at Marquette on Saturday and drop a 79-69 decision as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. It was a poor defensive effort by the Panthers as they give up 56.5% shooting to the Golden Eagles in defeat. The free throw discrepancy was significant as Marquette attempts 13 more shots at the charity stripe than the Panthers. Pittsburgh faces a tough travel spot having to fly from Wisconsin to Pittsburgh for a home game with just one day of rest. Look for Notre Dame to bounce back and keep it close and cover this number at best sportsbooks online.