Louisville Cardinals vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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March 9, 4:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Louisville Cardinals Odds

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The Louisville Cardinals will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at KFC Yum! Center in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Fighting Irish have watched them go 23-7 and 14-13 ATS on the year, while the Cardinals are at 25-5 and 16-13-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 11-16, while the Fighting Irish have a 12-12 mark.

View Notre Dame vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Fighting Irish were listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals - Fighting Irish odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisville is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Notre Dame is at No. 52. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-75 win for the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisville's No. 47-ranked offense, averaging 73.6 PPG, against a Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 76 at 62.6 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Fighting Irish marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 87-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Notre Dame was a 66-40 winner at home against St. John's. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Fighting Irish and Red Storm didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as St. John's was handed a 66-40 defeat on Tuesday at Joyce Center.

Louisville was a 67-51 winner in its last match at home against Cincinnati. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Louisville earned a 67-51 victory over Cincinnati on Monday, getting 18 points from Russ Smith at KFC Yum! Center.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing St. John's are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Fighting Irish at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisville
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Notre Dame's last 23 games on the road
Notre Dame is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisville
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 5 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Louisville's last 9 games when playing Notre Dame