|2013 College Basketball Notre Dame vs. Louisville Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 09 March 2013 11:00|
Notre Dame vs. Louisville Free Pick
LOUISVILLE, KY (The Spread) – After partaking in one of the longest games in Big East regular-season history last month, No. 24 Notre Dame will visit No. 8 Louisville today at 4:00PM ET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Louisville as a 12.5-point favorite over Notre Dame for tonight’s game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 125.5 points. The Fighting Irish are 23-7 overall and 11-6 in the Big East, while the Cardinals are 25-5 overall and 13-4 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: Louisville opened as 11.5-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 12.5 at most sports books. As for the total, it opened at 125 and has been bet up slightly to 125.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 61% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Fighting Irish. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Notre Dame. According to latest college basketball trends, the Fighting Irish are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games versus Louisville and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games versus the Cardinals, while the underdog is 5-2 against the number in the last seven meetings. Notre Dame is also 4-1 against the spread in its last five games following a straight up win of more than 20 points and Louisville is 1-4 ATS in its last five games on Saturday. Eight of the last 13 meetings between these two teams have been decided by overtime, including the last three. For whatever reason, the spread has been inflated in this game. Take the points.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH +12.5