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College Basketball Matchup - Cincinnati Bearcats Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds Preview

Notre Dame Fighting IrishCincinnati Bearcats
Jan 4, 7:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Cincinnati vs Notre Dame battle Wednesday at Fifth Third Arena as the Bearcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This season, the Bearcats are 11-3 overall and 3-5 ATS ATS, while the Fighting Irish are 9-5 and 1-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Cincinnati boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and Notre Dame is 2-6.

View Notre Dame vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bearcats installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bearcats at No. 104 and the Fighting Irish at No. 153 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-74 result in favor of the Bearcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 126 nationally ranked offense (71.1 points per game) against a Fighting Irish defense that sits as the No. 124 at 64.7 PPG. The Bearcats have been averaging 44.3% from the field, less than the Fighting Irish have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 224-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.

Notre Dame was a 72-59 winner in its last match at home against Pittsburgh. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs. Notre Dame earned a 72-59 victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Alex Dragicevich at Joyce Center.

Cincinnati was a 66-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Pittsburgh. They covered the 6–point spread as underdogs. Jaquon Parker scored 21 points leading the Bearcats to a 66-63 victory over Pittsburgh at Petersen Events Center on Sunday.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 5-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. John's are 4-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Fighting Irish at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Notre Dame's last 20 games on the road
Notre Dame is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Notre Dame is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Notre Dame
Cincinnati is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Notre Dame

Next up:
Notre Dame at Louisville, Saturday, January 7
Cincinnati home to St. John's, Saturday, January 7