|Monday College Basketball Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Monday, 07 January 2013 14:25|
Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati Free Pick
CINCINNATI, OH (ATS Consultants) – A pair of ranked teams will battle tonight at 6:30PM ET when No. 16 Notre Dame visits No. 20 Cincinnati. Will the Irish pull off the upset?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Cincinnati as a 4.5-point favorite versus Notre Dame, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 134.5 points. The Irish are currently 13-1 overall and the Bearcats are 13-2.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Bearcats opened as a 5-point favorite but the spread has been bet down to 4.5 at most sports books, although some books still have Cincinnati -5. As for the total, it opened at 135 and has been bet down to 134.5.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Notre Dame. According to the latest college basketball trends, CINCINNATI (-8.5) over Notre Dame, 71-55. Notre Dame (13-1 SU, 7-4 ATS) asked for the earlier start and got it thanks to the football team playing Alabama at 8:30pmET. Notre Dame has won 11 straight games. Cincinnati (13-2 SU, 6-5 ATS) is coming off a 53-52 loss at home to St. John's giving 13.5. Notre Dame visits Fifth Third Arena on Monday night at 6:30pmET from Cincinnati, Ohio.
COLLEGE HOOPS FREE PICK: Notre Dame. Key Trends Include: Notre Dame is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win, 33-16 ATS in their last 49 vs. Big East and is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. Notre Dame bring its 11-game winning streak to Cincinnati. The Irish returned from a long layoff and did not miss a beat in Saturday's 93-74 victory over Seton Hall. The Bearcats are looking to rebound from two one-point setbacks at Fifth Third Arena over their last three games after Saturday's 53-52 loss to St. John's. The Irish are averaging 79.5 points and shooting 53.5 percent from the field during their 11-game winning streak. Sixth-year senior Scott Martin, who drained a career-high six 3-pointers en route to a season-high 22 points Saturday. Jack Cooley had 19 with 13 rebounds and Eric Atkins added 17 with 10 assists. Cooley (15.5 points per game) and Atkins (11.3 ppg) along with Martin (9.5 ppg) will give the Irish even the road win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH +5