Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame Pick
No. 7 Wisconsin and No. 6 Notre Dame weren’t expected for a run to the Elite 8 this year, but one will make it tonight. Who will it be?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Notre Dame is the slightest favorite in this game, as the Irish are getting odds of -1 point against Wisconsin. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 131.5 points. These two meet in an East Regional semifinal from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Notre Dame is 23-11 on the season, 4-4 on a neutral floor and 15-16-1 against the spread. Wisconsin is 22-12 overall, 3-2 on a neutral court and 18-16 against the spread. The Badgers have beaten Pitt 47-43 and Xavier 66-63 to reach this point while Notre Dame has topped Michigan 70-63 and Stephen F. Austin 76-75.
These two have both had close calls in this tournament, but Notre Dame lucked out against Stephen F. Austin and likely shouldn’t be in this game. Wisconsin needed a 3 at the buzzer to win its second round game, but that was against second-seeded Xavier. The Badgers have been a strong team for a few months now winning 13 of their last 16 while going 12-4 against the spread in this stretch. The Badgers are also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games while Notre Dame is just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 in March Madness. Look for Wisconsin to continue its Cinderella run.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: WISCONSIN BADGERS +1