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Point spread favors Huskies in battle with Fighting Irish

Notre Dame Fighting IrishConnecticut Huskies
March 5, 2:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Connecticut Huskies Odds

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Notre Dame pays a visit to Connecticut on Saturday, hoping to send the Huskies to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Gampel Pavilion.

The Fighting Irish will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 14-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 13-10 ATS. Notre Dame is 12-11-1 on the totals; Connecticut is 10-13.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Huskies in this one, they're listed as 3-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies sit at No. 12 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Fighting Irish sit at No. 47 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Fighting Irish will win this game 80-77.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Connecticut's No. 10-rated squad against Notre Dame's No. 70-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Connecticut rates No. 146 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 31 nationally with 8 per match.

Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 109 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 93-72 winner as they battled Villanova at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Fighting Irish blew out Villanova on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 93-72 win at Joyce Center.

Last time out for Connecticut, they were a 65-56 loser as they battled West Virginia on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Kemba Walker scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 65-56 to West Virginia at WVU Colliseum on Wednesday).

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Villanova are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing West Virginia are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Fighting Irish at Huskies trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Notre Dame's last 14 games on the road
Notre Dame is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Notre Dame is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games
Connecticut is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Connecticut's last 8 games at home

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