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BYU Cougars vs Fighting Irish College Hoops Game Preview

BYU CougarsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Nov 17, 7:00 PM | Barclays Center

BYU Cougars vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will hit the floor running against the visiting BYU Cougars Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Barclays Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Fighting Irish currently sports a 2-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-2 ATS. The Cougars are 2-1 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Fighting Irish produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 1-0 against the number.

View BYU vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 60-ranked Fighting Irish and the No. 14-rated Cougars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-75 win for the Fighting Irish on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 89 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.3 per game. That compares with Notre Dame’s No. 70 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Notre Dame is college basketball's No. 135-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 158 with 6.3 per game.

Defensively, BYU features the nation's No. 331-rated defense on the road, allowing 88 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 193 nationally in scoring at home.

BYU lost its last outing, an 88-70 result against Florida State on November 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Cougars endured an 88-70 loss at the hands of the Seminoles on Friday, despite a 23-point effort from Tyler Haws at Barclays Center.

Notre Dame was a 79-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Notre Dame was victimized for 21 points and 16 rebounds by Ronald Roberts, Jr. as the Hawks bested the Fighting Irish 79-70 in college basketball action on Friday.

Next up:
BYU home to Texas-San Antonio, Wednesday, November 21
Notre Dame home to George Washington, Wednesday, November 21