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Scarlet Knights face Notre Dame Fighting Irish: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Feb 15, 7:00 PM | Joyce Center

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD17-8

Notre Dame will look to improve on its 17-8 record on Wednesday when they host Rutgers in NCAAB odds action at Joyce Center.

Notre Dame battles the Scarlet Knights, currently sitting with a 12-13 mark (7-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-14 for the Fighting Irish and 7-12 for the Scarlet Knights.

View Rutgers vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Notre Dame opened as 8.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Fighting Irish, most recently No. 45 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Scarlet Knights, who rate No. 114 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-67 victory for the Fighting Irish.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 178-ranked offense, averaging 67.9 PPG, against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 100 at 64.1 PPG. The Fighting Irish field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, more than the Scarlet Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, Rutgers features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 77 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 59-54 loser as they battled Seton Hall at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Rutgers got 14 points from Mike Poole but lost anyway, 59-54, to Seton Hall on Wednesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Notre Dame was an 84-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against DePaul. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. Notre Dame got 22 points from Jerian Grant en route to an 84-76 victory over DePaul on Saturday at Joyce Center.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Syracuse are 3-7
After playing Seton Hall are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Villanova are 5-5
After playing DePaul are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Scarlet Knights at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Notre Dame is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Rutgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 6 games when playing Rutgers

Next up:
Rutgers home to Syracuse, Sunday, February 19
Notre Dame at Villanova, Saturday, February 18

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