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Notre Dame Fighting Irish host Sacred Heart Pioneers in college basketball action

Sacred Heart PioneersNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Dec 19, 7:30 PM | Joyce Center

Sacred Heart Pioneers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

6-6TEAM RECORD7-5

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Pioneers at Joyce Center in NCAAB action.

The Fighting Irish currently sports a 7-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-7 ATS. The Pioneers are 6-6 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Fighting Irish produce a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Pioneers have gone 0-0 against the number.

View Sacred Heart vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 228-ranked Fighting Irish and the No. 265-rated Pioneers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-71 win for the Fighting Irish on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Notre Dame's No. 223-rated squad against Sacred Heart's No. 123-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Notre Dame rates No. 164 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 216 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Sacred Heart owns the country's No. 195-rated mark, allowing 71.9 points per game on the highway. Notre Dame, on the other hand, rates No. 98 in scoring at home.

Sacred Heart won its last outing, an 84-79 result against Lafayette on December 11. Sacred Heart earned an 84-79 victory over Lafayette on Sunday, getting 22 points from Shane Gibson at Pitt Center.

Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 69-58 loser as they battled Indiana on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. The Hoosiers got 21 points from Cody Zeller as Indiana ran past Notre Dame 69-58 on Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Pioneers at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Notre Dame is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Sacred Heart at Boston College, Wednesday, December 21
Notre Dame home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, December 27

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