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NCAA hoops odds preview - Connecticut vs. Notre Dame

Connecticut HuskiesNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Jan 14, 11:00 AM | Joyce Center

Connecticut Huskies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

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Joyce Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the visiting Connecticut Huskies in college hoops action on Saturday.

Notre Dame battles the Huskies, currently sitting with a 13-3 mark (4-7-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-8 for the Fighting Irish and 4-8 for the Huskies.

View Connecticut vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Notre Dame opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 107 (Fighting Irish) and the No. 19 (Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-74 result in favor of the Huskies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 49 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.4 per game. That compares with Notre Dame’s No. 205 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Notre Dame is college basketball's No. 162-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 209 with 5.9 per game.

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 91-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.3 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.

Connecticut was a 64-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against West Virginia. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Jeremy Lamb scored 25 points for Connecticut on Monday, leading the Huskies to a 64-57 win over West Virginia at Gampel Pavilion.

Notre Dame was a 60-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Florida. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Fighting Irish got 16 points from Jack Cooley as Notre Dame ran past South Florida 60-49 on Tuesday at Joyce Center.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-3
After playing West Virginia are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Rutgers are 5-5
After playing South Florida are 2-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Huskies at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Connecticut is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Connecticut is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Notre Dame is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Connecticut
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Connecticut home to Cincinnati, Wednesday, January 18
Notre Dame at Rutgers, Monday, January 16

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