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South Florida Bulls visit Notre Dame Fighting Irish in NCAAB hoops battle

South Florida BullsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
March 8, 9:25 PM | Madison Square Garden

South Florida Bulls vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

20-12TEAM RECORD21-10

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Notre Dame and South Florida on Thursday, with the host Fighting Irish trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This is a conference playoff game in the Big East Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).

The Fighting Irish sport records of 21-10 and 11-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulls have 20-12 and 16-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-17 for the Fighting Irish and 7-22 for the Bulls.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 50-ranked Fighting Irish and the No. 73-rated Bulls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-64 win for the Fighting Irish on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Notre Dame's No. 188 nationally ranked offense (67.3 points per game) against a Bulls defense that sits as the No. 8 at 56.9 PPG. The Fighting Irish have been averaging 43.5% from the field, less than the Bulls have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

Defensively, South Florida features the nation's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.4 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 81 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, South Florida was a 56-47 winner at home against Villanova. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Anthony Collins scored 17 points leading the Bulls to a 56-47 victory over Villanova at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 75-69 winner as they battled Providence at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point favorite. Jack Cooley scored 27 points and helped out with 17 rebounds for Notre Dame on Friday, leading the Fighting Irish to a 75-69 victory over Providence at Joyce Center.