Notre Dame vs. Kentucky Odds
CLEVELAND, OH (TheSpread) – No. 1 Kentucky looks to move one step closer to 40-0 tonight when it takes on No. 3 Notre Dame in the Midwest Regional Final of the NCAA Tournament at 8:49PM ET on TBS.
Kentucky is 37-0 on the season, 8-0 on a neutral floor and 19-16-2 against the spread. Notre Dame is 32-5 on the season, 8-1 on a neutral court and 16-13 against the spread. The Irish are making their sixth appearance in the Elite Eight and first since 1979. They are seeking just their second Final Four appearance. Kentucky is playing in the Elite Eight for the 36th time and seeking their 17th Final Four appearance. These two last met in 2012 with Notre Dame getting a 64-50 home victory.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is a clear favorite in this game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -11 points against the Irish. The over/under total for the game has been set at 136 points. This game is being played from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
Kentucky has been dominant in the NCAA Tournament thus far, winning all three games by double figures, including a 78-39 win over West Virginia on Thursday night. The Wildcats are just 1-2 against the spread in the three games but 5-3-2 ATS in their last 10. Kentucky is trending with the under, as it has hit it in five of its last seven games.
Notre Dame is riding an eight-game win streak heading into today, including an 81-70 win over Wichita State on Thursday night. The Irish are also just 1-2 against the spread in March Madness, but they are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and have covered in four straight as an underdog. The Irish are also trending with the under, hitting it in six of their last nine.