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Fighting Irish visit West Virginia Mountaineers in college basketball clash

Notre Dame Fighting IrishWest Virginia Mountaineers
Feb 8, 9:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

15-8TEAM RECORD16-8

The West Virginia Mountaineers will hit the floor running against the visiting Notre Dame Fighting Irish Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Mountaineers sit at 16-8 (12-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Fighting Irish are currently 15-8 (7-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? West Virginia is 14-7 OU, and Notre Dame is 4-13 OU.

View Notre Dame vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Fighting Irish are listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 16-ranked Mountaineers and the No. 50-rated Fighting Irish in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-73 win for the Mountaineers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Fighting Irish rank No. 177 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.6 per game. That compares with West Virginia’s No. 35 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where West Virginia is college basketball's No. 190-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Fighting Irish rate No. 136 with 6.6 per game.

Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 82-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.9 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 62 nationally in scoring at home.

Notre Dame won its last outing, a 76-59 result against Marquette on February 4. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Marquette was victimized for 23 points and 11 rebounds by Pat Connaughton as the Fighting Irish bested the Golden Eagles 76-59 in college basketball action on Saturday.

In their last action, West Virginia was an 87-84 winner on the road against Providence. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. West Virginia got 32 points from Darryl Bryant en route to an 87-84 victory over Providence on Sunday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing DePaul are 6-4
After playing Marquette are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Louisville are 8-1
After playing Providence are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Fighting Irish at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 5 games when playing on the road against West Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 6 games on the road
Notre Dame is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Notre Dame is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games when playing Notre Dame

Next up:
Notre Dame home to DePaul, Saturday, February 11
West Virginia home to Louisville, Saturday, February 11

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