Brown Bears take on Fighting Irish in NCAA basketball test
Brown Bears vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds
Notre Dame looks to cover the Fighting Irish-Bears pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 7-1 mark when they host Brown in college basketball wagering action.
Notre Dame will face the 3-4 Bears, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Fighting Irish are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bears are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 23.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Fighting Irish, most recently No. 93 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 316 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-63 victory for the Fighting Irish.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Notre Dame's No. 105-ranked scoring average of 72.5 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 188 and allowing 66.6 PPG. The Fighting Irish FG% has averaged 48.9% to date this season, more than the Bears shooters have managed so far (40.2% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Brown owns the country's No. 121-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. Notre Dame, on the other hand, rates No. 177 in scoring at home.
Brown was a 63-50 loser in its last match on the road against New Hampshire. The Bears endured a 63-50 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Matt Sullivan at Lundholm Gymnasium.
In their last action, Notre Dame was a 64-50 winner at home against Kentucky. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Fighting Irish grabbed a 64-50 win over the Wildcats on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Eric Atkins at Joyce Center.
Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Northwestern are 3-1
After playing New Hampshire are 4-4
After a loss are 3-7
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Purdue are 0-1
After playing Kentucky are 5-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Bears at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Brown is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Brown at Northwestern, Sunday, December 23
Notre Dame home to Purdue, Saturday, December 15