In their quest for a potential playoff bid, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host an improving Pittsburgh team on Saturday afternoon (2:30 p.m. ET). Notre Dame needs to keep winning in order to make the postseason, but the Panthers have long been a stubborn opponent.
The Irish are 21-point sportsbook favorites and the over-under for total points scored is set at 54.
Before you make a pick, listen to what SportsLine senior analyst Josh Nagel has to say. A Nevada-based expert with 20 years of experience in the sports wagering industry, Nagel specializes in handicapping college athletics.
He's having another solid season in college football, hitting on 60 percent of his spread picks for SportsLine members. Moreover, he has had a keen eye for the tendencies of these two programs. Over the past two years, Nagel boasts an amazing record of 7-1 (88 percent) in games involving either Notre Dame or Pittsburgh!
Now, he is locked in on Saturday's important contest. We can tell you he's leaning toward the Over, but his much stronger play is on the side.
He has analyzed all key factors in this matchup and unearthed the crucial X-factor that causes one side of the spread to hit hard. You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.
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