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Connecticut Huskies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview

Notre Dame Fighting IrishConnecticut Huskies
Jan 29, 12:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Connecticut Huskies Odds


The Huskies will try to cover the spread at Gampel Pavilion on Sunday when they get a visit from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in college basketball action.

The Fighting Irish will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 5-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 5-9-1 ATS. Notre Dame is 3-12 on the totals; Connecticut is 5-10.

View Notre Dame vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Fighting Irish listed as 8.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Huskies and the No. 93-ranked Fighting Irish, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-71 result in favor of the Huskies.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Fighting Irish rank No. 181 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.7 per game. That compares with Connecticut’s No. 33 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Connecticut is college basketball's No. 223-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Fighting Irish rate No. 158 with 6.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Notre Dame owns the country's No. 116-rated mark, allowing 67.9 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 117 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Notre Dame was a 55-42 winner on the road against Seton Hall. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Jerian Grant scored 15 points leading the Fighting Irish to a 55-42 victory over Seton Hall at Prudential Center on Wednesday.

Connecticut lost its last outing, a 60-57 result against Tennessee on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Jeremy Lamb scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 60-57 to Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday).

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-2
Before playing Marquette are 8-2
After playing Seton Hall are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Georgetown are 8-2
After playing Tennessee are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Fighting Irish at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 5 games on the road
Notre Dame is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Notre Dame is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Notre Dame is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Connecticut is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home
Connecticut is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
Connecticut is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games

Next up:
Notre Dame home to Marquette, Saturday, February 4
Connecticut at Georgetown, Wednesday, February 1