Notre Dame vs. Syracuse Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Syracuse as a 12-point favorite over Notre Dame, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 131 points. The Fighting Irish are 12-10 overall and 3-6 in conference play, while the Orange are 21-0 and 8-0 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Orange opened as 14-point home favorites but the spread has been bet down to 12 at most online and Vegas sports books. The total, meanwhile, opened at 130.5 and has been bet up to 131.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 57% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Notre Dame. 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. The trends don’t favor the Irish, so there’s no need to sugarcoat the matchup. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Fighting Irish are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games overall, 1-7 ATS in their last eight versus ACC opponents and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss. The Orange, meanwhile, are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games versus the ACC and 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine home games. But on Sunday No. 13 Cincinnati hosted South Florida as a double-digit home favorite. The Bearcats were clearly the more talented team, were hotter, and should have wiped the floor with the Bulls on their home court. Instead, they beat South Florida 50-45 despite the Bulls holding a late lead. The lesson is that Cincinnati had just played an emotional game versus Louisville and pulled off a victory, just like ‘Cuse did against Duke on Saturday. With having to play a subpar opponent tonight, look for the Orange to suffer a letdown. Take the points.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH +12