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College Basketball Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 18, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

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    The Pittsburgh Panthers have lost four straight games against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, which is important to note when making your college basketball picks on Monday night, as the two teams meet at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN at the Petersen Events Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Panthers are 10-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 123.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big East Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering an against-the-spread pick along the way. 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to bounce back from a 71-54 setback to the Providence Friars as two-point road underdogs last Saturday, while going UNDER the posted total of 133.

    Sports bettors will find that the Fighting Irish are 5-4 against the spread as road underdogs of 6.5 to 12 points over the last two-plus seasons.

Pittsburgh Panthers

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    The Pittsburgh Panthers have won seven of their last 10 games, but suffered a 79-69 defeat to the Marquette Golden Eagles as 2.5-point road favorites last time out.

    Sports bettors will find that the Panthers are 14-5-1 against the spread in their last 20 Monday games. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Pittsburgh Panthers as one of their sports betting picks on Monday night, as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 0-11 against the spread in their last 11 Big East Conference losses on the road.

    College Basketball Pick: Pittsburgh Panthers -10

     

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