Will Austin upset Notre Dame?
Can No. 6 Notre Dame punch its ticket to the Sweet 16 or will No. 14 Stephen F. Austin make a Cinderella run when the two meet today at 2:40PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Notre Dame is the slight favorite at home in this game, as the Irish are getting odds of -2 points against SFA. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 140.5 points. These two meet as part of the East Region today from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Notre Dame is 22-11 overall, 3-4 on a neutral floor and 15-15-1 against the spread. Stephen F. Austin is 28-5 overall, 5-1 on a neutral court and 3-2 against the spread. Austin advanced to this game with a 70-56 win over West Virginia while Notre Dame had a 70-63 win over Michigan on Friday.
Stephen F. Austin winning on Friday was no fluke. The Lumberjacks have now won 20 straight games with 18 of them coming by double figures. Notre Dame has shown flashes of good things, but the Irish aren’t very consistent. They are just 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 NCAA Tournament games while SFA is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 on a neutral floor. Look for Austin to build off Friday’s big win and do it again today.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: STEPHEN F. AUSTIN +2