On Friday, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia; the first game of the day features the Wisconsin Badgers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The 7th seeded Wisconsin Badgers have wins over Pittsburgh and Xavier to advance to the Sweet 16. Wisconsin is 22-12 on the season, and finished sixth in the Big Ten. For Notre Dame, they were able to beat Michigan in the first round, and then backed it up with a 1 point win over Stephen F. Austin. The Fighting Irish are 23-11 on the season, and finished sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The winner of this game will face the winner of Indiana and North Carolina. Be sure to check for more Sweet 16 betting odds by clicking here.
Betting on the Wisconsin vs Notre Dame Sweet 16 Odds and Game Info
Why Bet on Notre Dame
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish split their final six games of the regular season, before winning two NCAA tournament games. The Fighting Irish scored a tip in right before the buzzer in the win over Stephen F. Austin. On the season, Notre Dame is scoring 75.7 points per game, led by their big man Demetrius Jackson, with 15.5 points per game, and 4.5 assists per game. The Fighting Irish big man Zach Auguste is playing just shy of 30 minutes per game, and scoring 14.4 points per game. Notre Dame’s head coach Mike Brey is making his third trip to the Sweet 16.
Why Bet on Wisconsin
Wisconsin was woeful to start the season with early losses to Wisconsin-Milwaukee and also Western Illinois. Following Bo Ryan leaving the team, Greg Gard has the team in the Sweet 16 again. The Badgers are one of the lowest scoring teams remaining in the NCAA tournament. The defense for Wisconsin has been strong all season long. The Badgers held Pittsburgh to just 43 points per game in the first round. On the season, the Badgers were 26th in the nation; allowing 64.6 points per game. Wisconsin’s top scorer has been Nigel Hayes, with 16.3 per game.
Expert Betting Pick & Final Score Prediction
This could be a fantastic basketball game. Both teams are a little bit of an underdog, as the 6th and 7th seed. Both of these teams are battled tested, coming out of great conferences. Both of these teams have been there and done that as well, as the Badgers are the defending national runner up, and Notre Dame has been to the Sweet 16 recently. Look for the athleticism of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to come through late in this game. Bet Notre Dame -1 in this game over the Wisconsin Badgers. The final score prediction is Notre Dame 68 and Wisconsin 62.