After winning outright as a higher-seeded underdog in their Round of 64 matchup on Thursday the Butler Bulldogs will be looking to pull off another upset on Saturday when they meet the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Round of 32.
No. 6 Butler knocked out No. 11 Texas 56-48 in their opening game of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, with the sportsbooks such as [custom:bodog-link] opening them as 4-point underdogs for the game. No. 3 Notre Dame, meanwhile, got a scare in their opener with a slim 69-65 win over No. 14 Northeastern.
Butler has now played 9 straight UNDERs to end the season and the UNDER is 13-3 past 16 games when Butler an underdog.
Notre Dame is just 1-4 SU in Round of 32 since 1996, while Butler is 0-3 SU and ATS vs 3 seeds since 1996. Interestingly, 3 seeds are 9-3 ATS past 12 games vs 6 seeds.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Butler Bulldogs will look to cover the spread vs the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, as the Bulldogs are 19-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Fighting Irish are 15-12 ATS. Butler is 11-20 against the total, while Notre Dame is 13-12 versus the total betting line.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 87-rated Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the No. 48-ranked Butler Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
How Butler Bulldogs vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats Matchup
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Notre Dame has the nation's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 78.54 PPG. The visiting Butler Bulldogs defense ranks No. 36 allowing on average 60.79 PPG. The Fighting Irish FG% has averaged 51.16% so far, more than the Notre Dame Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Bulldogs got 20 points from Kellen Dunham as Butler ran past Texas 56-48 on Thursday at Consol Energy Center.
The Fighting Irish got 25 points from Zach Auguste as Notre Dame ran past Northeastern 69-65 on Thursday at Consol Energy Center.
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