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Hoyas favored over Irish Monday

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in their past 5 against Georgetown and they get 5.5 points to work with Monday on the road against the Hoyas.

And they have packed a mean bite as an underdog lately, going 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five games in that role.

The college basketball betting clash at Verizon Center on Monday is a battle between the No. 20 ranked Fighting Irish and the No. 9 ranked Hoyas.

Notre Dame's school-record nine-game conference win streak ended Saturday at St. John's with a 61-58 loss. Still they are in good shape for a Big East double bye with a win here.

View Notre Dame vs Georgetown Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Hoyas as 6.5-point favorites in this matchup over at Bovada. The total sat at 119 at TopBet, a low number but the Hoyas are ranked fifth nationally in home defense.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 50-rated Notre Dame taking on the No. 8-rated Hoyas in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-71 win for the Hoyas on Monday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgetown's No. 138-ranked offense, averaging 69.6 PPG, against a Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 46 at 61.6 PPG. The Hoyas field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Fighting Irish marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Notre Dame owns the country's No. 59-rated mark, allowing 64.7 points per game on the highway. Georgetown, on the other hand, rates No. 182 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Notre Dame was a 61-58 loser on the road against St. John's. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Scott Martin scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Fighting Irish to a win (they lost 61-58 to St. John's at Madison Square Garden on Saturday).

Georgetown won its last outing, a 67-46 result against Villanova on February 25. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. Georgetown cruised to victory on Saturday, running Villanova out of the gym and running up a 67-46 score at Verizon Center.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Providence are 3-7
After playing St. John's are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Marquette are 8-2
After playing Villanova are 7-3
After a win are 6-4


A few Fighting Irish at Hoyas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 6 games on the road
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 6 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
Notre Dame is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgetown is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
Georgetown is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgetown's last 7 games when playing Notre Dame

Next up:
Notre Dame home to Providence, Friday, March 2
Georgetown at Marquette, Saturday, March 3