Cardinals vs. Fighting Irish Prediction

Louisville Cardinals vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Prediction & Odds

The 13th-ranked Louisville Cardinals are favorites on the road today at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Is a win in the cards for Louisville by enough to cover the number?

Game Snapshot

645 Louisville Cardinals at 646 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Purcell Pavilion at 2PM ET

TV: ESPN

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 136 points. As of Saturday morning, 86 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Louisville. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.

Cardinals ease past Hurricanes

Louisville rolled to a 74-58 home victory Tuesday night over Miami to improve to 12-3 overall and 3-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cardinals led 43-32 at halftime on their way to the triumph. Jordan Nwora paced Louisville with 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also accounted for 12 rebounds and four assists. Steven Enoch recorded 12 points and 10 boards. Darius Perry registered 10 points, three dimes and two rebounds. Malik Williams added 10 points, six caroms and two blocked shots off the bench.

Fighting Irish fall short at Wolfpack

Notre Dame lost by a score of 73-68 Wednesday night at North Carolina State to drop to 10-5 overall and 1-3 in conference action. The Fighting Irish were outscored 39-34 in the second half after leading by five at the break. Prentiss Hubb led Notre Dame with 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also tallied three rebounds, two assists and two steals. John Mooney recorded 14 points and 14 boards. T.J. Gibbs added 14 points, six dimes, three rebounds and two steals. 

College Basketball Betting Trends

Louisville

The Cardinals are 4-1 ATs in their last five games as a road favorite. Louisville is 2-6 ATS in its last eight Saturday games.

Notre Dame

The Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Notre Dame is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games as a home underdog.

Prediction:

The Cardinals have had a few rough outcomes over the last three weeks, but all three losses have come to top 25 opponents. The Cardinals are 1-1 in true road games as they blasted Miami in the opener and lost in overtime at Kentucky. The Fighting Irish are certainly not in the same league as Kentucky and have no wins over a top 50 opponent this season plus only one victory over a top 100 opponent. I think this is a great spot for Louisville to get it done today.

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS -3.5

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