The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be on the road at the Carrier Dome on Monday night as they take on the ranked Syracuse Orange in a marquee Big East college basketball betting matchup.
Notre Dame topped Syracuse 67-58 as a 9.5-point home underdog when those schools last met last season, ending the Orange's 3-0 SU and ATS run in that series. Each of the last three Syracuse vs. Notre Dame matchups have been UNDER results on the totals.
The Orange bring a 18-3 record (9-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 18-4 Fighting Irish, who are 10-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Syracuse go 7-9 so far and the Fighting Irish go 9-7.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Orange installed as 9.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Orange and the No. 59-rated Fighting Irish in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-78 win for the Orange on Monday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Fighting Irish rank No. 156 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.5 per game. That compares with Syracuse’s No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Syracuse is college basketball's No. 198-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Fighting Irish rate No. 106 with 6.8 per game.
Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 143-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Notre Dame was a 79-71 winner on the road against DePaul. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Fighting Irish got a 26-point performance from Jack Cooley, who added 16 rebounds, as Notre Dame ran past DePaul 79-71 on Saturday at Allstate Arena.
Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 65-55 loser as they battled Pittsburgh on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Syracuse got 20 points from C.J. Fair but lost anyway, 65-55, to Pittsburgh on Saturday at Petersen Events Center.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 6-4
After playing DePaul are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing St. John's are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Fighting Irish at Orange trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 6 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
Notre Dame is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Syracuse is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
Syracuse is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
Syracuse is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Notre Dame
Notre Dame home to Louisville, Saturday, February 9
Syracuse home to St. John's, Sunday, February 10