NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Cougars underdogs vs Fighting Irish at Notre Dame
Chicago State Cougars vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds
The visiting Chicago State Cougars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Joyce Center against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 1-5 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Fighting Irish and 0-0 for the Cougars.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as 33-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 315-rated Chicago State taking on the No. 60-rated Fighting Irish in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-55 win for the Fighting Irish on Monday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 135-ranked offense, averaging 70.7 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 301 at 73.8 PPG. The Fighting Irish field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.1% per game.
Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.5 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.
Chicago State was a 68-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against Nebraska Omaha. The Cougars got 14 points from Jeremy Robinson, but it was Nebraska Omaha that prevailed in a 68-66 final on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.
Notre Dame was a 69-52 winner in its last match at home against St. Francis PA. The Fighting Irish grabbed a 69-52 win over the Red Flash on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Jack Cooley at Joyce Center.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kentucky are 5-2
After playing St. Francis PA are 1-1
After a win are 7-3
Chicago State home to Trinity Christian, Thursday, November 29
Notre Dame home to Kentucky, Thursday, November 29