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College basketball point spread favors Orange in battle with Fighting Irish

Notre Dame Fighting IrishSyracuse Orange
12-10February 03, 2014, 07:00 | Carrier Dome21-0

The Syracuse Orange will hit the floor running against the visiting Notre Dame Fighting Irish Monday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Fighting Irish have watched them go 12-10 and 6-13-1 ATS on the year, while the Orange are at 21-0 and 13-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Orange are 8-9, while the Fighting Irish have a 12-8 mark.

View Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Orange as -14-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Orange and the No. 180-ranked Fighting Irish, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Notre Dame was a 76-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Boston College. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Eric Atkins scored 24 points leading the Fighting Irish to a 76-73 victory over Boston College at Joyce Center on Saturday.

Syracuse won its last outing, a 91-89 result against Duke on February 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. C.J. Fair went off for 28 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Syracuse over Duke, 91-89, on Saturday at Carrier Dome.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 127 nationally ranked offense (72.29 points per game) against a Fighting Irish defense that sits as the No. 162 at 70.86 PPG. The Orange have been averaging 46.07% from the field, less than the Fighting Irish have managed so far this season (46.11% on average).

Next up:
Notre Dame home to North Carolina, Saturday, February 8th
Syracuse at Clemson, Sunday, February 9th