Syracuse vs. Notre Dame Prediction
The point spread in Wednesday night’s ACC matchup between Syracuse and Notre Dame has climbed from Orange +1.5 to Fighting Irish -4. Should bettors follow the line movement and back Notre Dame or is there more value in the total?
785 Syracuse (+4) at 786 Notre Dame (-4); o/u 138
7:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Purcell Pavilion, Notre Dame, IN
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Public Betting Trends
According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 59% of betting tickets are on Syracuse to cover the spread tonight.
Syracuse Player Spotlight
ElijahHughes had 19 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT) to go along with nine rebounds and nine assists across 38 minutes in Saturday’s 71-57 victory over Niagra. All five of the Syracuse starters saw 31 minutes or more in what turned out to be a comfortable victory, and Hughes once again led the way among four starters in double figures. The junior recorded his best rebounding total of the year and matched his best assist total, though he also committed a season-high five turnovers in the contest. Fantasy owners will count on Hughes to keep up this all-around production in ACC play, which tips off for the Orange on Jan. 4 against Notre Dame.
Notre Dame Player Spotlight
John Mooney had 15 points (7-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 19 rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists across 34 minutes in Saturday’s 64-67 loss to Louisville. It was a season-high in rebounding for Mooney, who strengthened his grip on the nationwide rebounding lead by improving his average to 13.9 rpg. No other Notre Dame player managed more than five boards in the contest. The Irish may be 1-4 in conference play, but Mooney is on pace for one of the best individual campaigns in program history. He’s averaging 19.0 points and 15.7 boards over his last three contests.
NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends
The Orange are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games but have failed to cover in nine of their last 13 games overall.
The Fighting Irish are just 6-21-1 against the spread in their last 28 games coming off an ATS win.
The Orange have struggled at the betting window of late, posting a 4-10-1 ATS record in their last 15 games coming off a win. They’re also 3-7-1 against the number in their last 11 games versus a team with aw inning percentage above .600 and are 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games overall, as previous matchup. On the other side, the Fighting Irish are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, including 3-1-1 ATS in their last five home games.
Wednesday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -4