Notre Dame vs Louisville NCAAB Odds, Game Preview & Prediction

Notre Dame vs Louisville NCAAB Odds, Game Preview & Prediction

Written by on March 13, 2019

Notre Dame takes on Louisville in round 2 of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, March 13. The Fighting Irish are a big underdog versus the Cardinals. Can Notre Dame keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive? Or, will Louisville stop them in their tracks? Check out our analysis and college basketball odds for Notre Dame versus Louisville!

Notre Dame vs Louisville NCAAB Odds, Game Preview & Prediction

Why Notre Dame Fighting Irish are a good bet +8?

After losing seven in a row, the Irish came up huge in a 78-71 win over Georgia Tech on March 12. Notre Dame easily beat the Yellow Jackets as a -1 ½ favorite in their first ACC Tournament game.

The win might be a signal that Notre Dame’s ready for a deep run in the tournament. If the Irish can produce the same magic they had on Tuesday, they can carry that over to a victory on Wednesday. Notre Dame will try to get out on offense early just like they did against G-Tech. If they succeed, Louisville might play catch up all game long.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 69.2
  • Field Goal %: 39.8
  • 3-Point %: 32.2
  • Free Throw %: 74.3
  • Rebounds/G: 36.6
Defense:
  • Points/G: 58.3
  • Field Goal %: 39.9
  • 3-Point %: 29.5
  • Free Throw %: 65.6
  • Rebounds/G: 31.4

Why Louisville Cardinals are a good bet -8?

Is Louisville a secure bet in the college basketball odds?

The Cardinals ran into trouble at the end of the regular season. One team they had no trouble handling was the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. As a -8.5 home favorite versus Notre Dame on March 3, Louisville came up huge, beating the Irish 75-61.

Louisville has Notre Dame’s number. They should easily handle the Irish just like they did in early March.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 74.7
  • Field Goal %: 43.6
  • 3-Point %: 34.5
  • Free Throw %: 77.3
  • Rebounds/G: 38
Defense:
  • Points/G: 67.8
  • Field Goal %: 40.8
  • 3-Point %: 32.4
  • Free Throw %: 69.2
  • Rebounds/G: 31.8

NCAAB Betting Trends for Notre Dame vs Louisville

  • Notre Dame is 6-20 ATS in the last 26 games following an ATS win
  • Notre Dame is 1-7 SU in the last 8 games
  • The total went UNDER in 12 of Notre Dame’s last 17 games
  • Louisville is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Louisville is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Louisville’s last 7 games

Notre Dame vs Louisville Final NCAAB Betting Analysis

Although Notre Dame played well enough to beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the Irish only won by 7 points. It doesn’t sound like an issue because they were only favored by 1 ½, but Notre Dame was up by 20 at halftime.

The Irish allowed G-Tech to get back into the game in the second half. Notre Dame’s not the worst team in the ACC. They might look like it versus Louisville on Wednesday night, though. The thing about the Cardinals is that they’ve got enough talent to make it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.

The only way to ensure they make it to the tournament is to make a deep run. That means they must impressively beat Notre Dame, by around 20 points, and then make an effort versus one of the top ACC teams: Duke, UNC, or UVA, to secure a bid to the Big Dance. Louisville wins big on March 13.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Louisville -8

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