Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Providence Friars Odds
Notre Dame pays a visit to Providence on Saturday, hoping to send the Friars to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Dunkin Donuts Center.
Supporters of the Fighting Irish have watched them go 20-5 and 11-11 ATS on the year, while the Friars are at 13-11 and 11-8-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Friars are 12-6, while the Fighting Irish have a 11-8 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Friars sit at No. 49 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Fighting Irish sit at No. 55 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Fighting Irish will win this game 77-72.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Providence's No. 159-ranked scoring average of 68 PPG, against a Fighting Irish defense rated No. 129 and allowing 64.5 PPG. The Friars FG% has averaged 42% to date this season, less than the Fighting Irish shooters have managed so far (48.3% per game).
Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 131-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 225 nationally in scoring at home.
Notre Dame won its last outing, an 82-78 result against DePaul on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite. Jerian Grant scored 21 points leading the Fighting Irish to an 82-78 victory over DePaul at Joyce Center on Wednesday.
In their last action, Providence was a 76-66 winner on the road against South Florida. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Kadeem Batts scored 24 points leading the Friars to a 76-66 victory over South Florida at Sun Dome on Wednesday.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing DePaul are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Syracuse are 5-5
After playing South Florida are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Fighting Irish at Friars trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Providence
Notre Dame is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Providence's last 5 games when playing Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Providence's last 13 games
Providence is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 6 games at home
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, Monday, February 18
Providence at Syracuse, Wednesday, February 20