Notre Dame vs. Rutgers Prediction

Notre Dame vs. Rutgers, 3/16/2022 First Four March Madness Predictions

The First Four matchup that is likely to get the most attention from bettors is the Notre Dame-Rutgers game at 9:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. With the Fighting Irish listed as 1-point favorites and the total sitting at 132 points, where’s the ultimate value for bettors?

Game Snapshot

695 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-1) vs. 696 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+1); o/u 133

9:10 p.m. ET, UD Arena, Dayton, OH

TV: truTV

Notre Dame Fighting Irish DFS Snapshot

Prentiss Hubb accumulated 23 points (8-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), one rebound and five assists across 32 minutes during Thursday's 87-80 loss to Virginia Tech. Hubb surpassed the 20-point mark for the first time this season, but his strong stat line was not enough to see Notre Dame go through against the Hokies. The junior couldn't repeat what he accomplished in the 2020-21 season, however, and he ends the year with averages of 9.1 points, 4.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. All those figures were a decrease compared to what he accomplished one season ago.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights DFS Snapshot

Geo Baker registered 23 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and three steals in 39 minutes during Friday's 84-74 loss to Iowa. Baker was limited to just six points during Sunday's regular-season finale against Penn State, but he bounced back during the Scarlet Knights' first Big Ten Tournament game Friday. However, he was unable to lead the team to the semifinal round. The senior has scored in double figures in three of his last four appearances and has averaged 15.3 points and 3.5 assists in 36.3 minutes per game during that time.

College Basketball Betting Prediction

The Fighting Irish are 14-6 against the spread in their last 20 games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games coming off a loss and are 6-0 at the window in their last six games following an ATS loss. Rutgers, meanwhile, is just 1-4-1 against the spread in its last six games overall and is 1-3-1 against the number in its last five games versus a team with a winning record.

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