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Against the Odds: Notre Dame a heavy favorite against Pitt

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I figured the line for this week’s Pitt-Notre Dame game would be pretty ugly and, well, it is.

The Panthers opened up as 21-point underdogs to the Irish. Pitt bounced back from some recent adversity to pick up a nice win against Syracuse on Saturday. But given how Notre Dame has looked the last few games with new quarterback Ian Book, even that might be somewhat generous to Pitt.

Notre Dame just went into an incredibly tough environment to defeat then-ranked Virginia Tech in a night road game by 22 points. The previous week, they beat a ranked Stanford team by 21 at home. Most would argue that Pitt isn’t as good as either of those teams.

The Panthers have had some past success against Notre Dame but this is obviously going to be an incredibly challenging game for Pitt.

What do you think of the line for this weekend’s game? Vote in the poll below.

Poll

What are your thoughts on this week’s line?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Notre Dame favored by too much
    (129 votes)
  • 32%
    Notre Dame not favored by enough
    (195 votes)
  • 45%
    The line is about right
    (268 votes)
592 votes total Vote Now

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