Louisville and Notre Dame bring the offense when they face-off, as the ACC rivals have gone OVER in 11 of their past 14 games. When the Cardinals and Fighting Irish met earlier this season, the two programs combined for 147 points and easily topped the closing total.
– Shark BITES
- Notre Dame is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road against Louisville.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisville’s last 7 games.
- Notre Dame is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Louisville has had some recent struggles on the road but has been just fine at the KFC Yum! Center with wins in each of their past seven at home. Though some Cardinals’ players may be struggling recent, sophomore Deng Adel is playing the best game of his collegiate career. The forward has averaged 19.5 points while shooting 56 percent from the floor in the past two games.
After a terrible mid-season slump, Notre Dame has gone off to win six-straight entering this contest. During their winning streak, the Irish are averaging 80.5 points while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. Bonzie Colson has been the main driver of the Irish during that span, which you should expect, with the junior averaging 21.8 points and 10.7 rebounds while connecting on 62.5 percent of his shots.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to back the Notre Dame Fighting Irish before tip-off in this one found them as 8-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Louisville Cardinals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Louisville Cardinals sport a record of 23-7 and 18-10 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have 23-7 and 15-8-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-14 for the Louisville Cardinals and 13-11 for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
The Louisville Cardinals sit at No. 22 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds – Shark, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish sit at No. 107 on the same chart.
Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Louisville’s No. 68-ranked scoring average of 77.77 PPG, against a Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense rated No. 76 and allowing 69.2 PPG. The Louisville Cardinals FG% has averaged 45.63% to date this season, less than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish shooters have managed so far (46.26% per game).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Notre Dame got 22 points from V.J. Beachem en route to a 82-66 victory over Boston College on Wednesday at Joyce Center.
The Cardinals got 22 points from Deng Adel, but it was Wake Forest that prevailed in a 88-81 final on Wednesday at Joel Coliseum.
- Notre Dame is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Notre Dame is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame’s last 7 games on the road
- Louisville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Louisville is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Louisville’s last 8 games
- Louisville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home