College baskeball point spread favors Fighting Irish in battle with Wildcats

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Jan 30, 6:00 PM | Joyce Center

Villanova Wildcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Villanova when they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 12-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Fighting Irish are 9-8 ATS. Villanova is 7-9 on the totals; Notre Dame is 8-6.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Fighting Irish in this one found them listed as 9-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Wildcats was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 60-rated Villanova taking on the No. 59-rated Fighting Irish in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-71 win for the Fighting Irish on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 59-ranked offense, averaging 73.1 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 191 at 66.7 PPG. The Fighting Irish field goal percentage has averaged 50% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.9% per game.

Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 96-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Villanova, they were a 75-71 winner as they battled Syracuse at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Orange were burned for 25 points by Darrun Hilliard on Saturday as the Wildcats put another game in the win column, 75-71, at Villanova Pavilion.

Notre Dame was a 73-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against South Florida. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Jerian Grant scored 18 points leading the Fighting Irish to a 73-65 victory over South Florida at Sun Dome on Saturday.

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Providence are 6-4
After playing Syracuse are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing DePaul are 6-4
After playing South Florida are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

A few Wildcats at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Villanova is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Villanova is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Villanova is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Villanova is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Notre Dame is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 6 games
Notre Dame is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
Notre Dame is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Villanova

Next up:
Villanova home to Providence, Sunday, February 3
Notre Dame at DePaul, Saturday, February 2