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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Connecticut Huskies in college hoops odds

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 will host Fighting Irish vs. Huskies action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Huskies will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Fighting Irish are 3-8 ATS. Connecticut is 4-8 against the total, while Notre Dame is 3-8 versus the number.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Huskies listed as 1.5-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Fighting Irish at No. 107 and the Huskies at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-74 result in favor of the Huskies.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 49 in NCAA hoops at 38.4 per game. Contrast that with Notre Dame’s No. 205 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Notre Dame is the No. 162-ranked team in the country at 6.3 per game, while Connecticut rates No. 209 at 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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