Notre Dame vs. Louisville Pick
Is No. 8 Louisville in danger of being upset when it closes out regular-season play today at 2PM ET against No. 19 Notre Dame?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Louisville is favored at home in this game, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -8 points against Notre Dame. The over/under total for the game is listed at 146 points. The Irish picked up a 77-70 win at home over Louisville on Jan. 4 and the Irish have won and covered the spread in the last three games in this series.
Notre Dame is rolling along right now, winning six straight to get to 23-7 on the season and 12-5 in the ACC. The Irish are 15-8-1 against the spread on the season as well, including 7-4-1 ATS away from home. ND is putting up 79 points per game on offense this season while allowing 69.2 on defense. When on the road, the Irish average 75.2 on offense while giving up 73.2 on defense. Bonzie Colson is averaging 16.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game while V.J. Beachem is adding 15.4 points per contest.
Louisville is coming off an 88-81 loss at Wake Forest on Wednesday. The Cardinals are now 23-7 on the season and 11-6 in the ACC. Louisville is 17-10-1 against the spread on the season and 11-4 ATS at home. Louisville is averaging 77.8 points per game on offense while allowing 65.4 on defense. When at home, the Cards up the offensive average to 81.9. Donovan Mitchell averages 15.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while Quentin Snider is averaging 12.5 points per contest.
Despite an impressive record against the spread, the Cardinals are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven, which includes three home games. Notre Dame is playing well right now and should have confidence to give Louisville a game today. The Irish already own a win over Louisville as is and they have covered in their last two as an underdog.
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