Notre Dame vs Syracuse Betting Preview
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.
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