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Dec 8, 7:30 PM | Joyce Center

Maine Black Bears vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

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

This season, the Fighting Irish are 5-4 overall and 0-5 ATS ATS, while the Black Bears are 3-2 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Notre Dame boasts a 2-3 on the OU, and Maine is 0-0.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 54-rated Maine taking on the No. 225-rated Fighting Irish in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-76 win for the Black Bears on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 144-ranked offense, averaging 69.9 PPG, against a Black Bears defense that ranks No. 241 at 69.6 PPG. The Fighting Irish field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Black Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.7% per game.

Defensively, Maine features the nation's No. 303-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.7 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 86 nationally in scoring at home.

Maine won its last outing, a 76-74 result against Rhode Island on December 4. Alasdair Fraser scored 23 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Maine on Sunday, leading the Black Bears to a 76-74 victory over Rhode Island at Thomas Ryan Center.

Notre Dame lost its last outing, a 78-71 result against Maryland on December 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Notre Dame got 20 points from Jerian Grant but lost anyway, 78-71, to Maryland on Sunday at Verizon Center.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Dartmouth are 1-0
After playing Maryland are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Black Bears at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Notre Dame is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Notre Dame is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Maine at San Diego, Saturday, December 10
Notre Dame home to Dartmouth, Saturday, December 10

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