Louisville Cardinals vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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The 13th-ranked Louisville Cardinals (12-3, 3-1 ACC) will be at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-5, 1-3 ACC) in an ACC matchup. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and can be seen on ESPN.

Louisville Cardinals at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Fighting Irish were beaten by the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 73-68, while the Cardinals were victorious over the Miami (FL) Hurricanes, 74-58.

The Cardinals held the Hurricanes to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.2 (below their season average of 23.6) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.344 (below their season average of 0.528). Notre Dame, on the other hand, held North Carolina State to an effective field goal percentage of 0.476 (below their season average of 0.533). Notre Dame rallied around John Mooney, who put up 14 points and 14 rebounds. Meanwhile, Jordan Nwora played well for Louisville, recording 19 points and 12 rebounds.

The Cardinals dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the most recent matchup, Louisville won 75-53. Louisville’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Notre Dame. The Cardinals had a rate of 0.462 while the Fighting Irish posted a mark of 0.291. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Notre Dame could put on a ball-control clinic in this matchup. Notre Dame ranks first in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 14.2 percent), while Louisville forces the 13th-fewest turnovers (16.4 percent).

Louisville Cardinals at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Notre Dame, ATS Winner – Notre Dame, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Louisville averages 40.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 28th in the nation. Notre Dame ranks 239th in rebounds allowed per game (39.4).
  • The Fighting Irish rank 43rd in blocks per game (4.4) while the Cardinals rank 124th (2.9).
  • Notre Dame is 23rd in the NCAA with 5.1 steals allowed per game while Louisville is 43rd with 5.5 steals allowed per game.
  • The Fighting Irish average 28.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 14th in the NCAA. The Cardinals rank 201st in three pointers allowed per game (24.1).
  • Louisville ranks 25th in assists allowed per game (9.9) while Notre Dame ranks 161st (13.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Fighting Irish have scored an average of 74.6 points per game (1.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.8 points per game (2.3 above their season average).
  • The Cardinals’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.2, down from 14.3 for the season.