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Hornets vs Fighting Irish College Hoops Game Preview

Delaware State HornetsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Nov 18, 9:00 PM | Joyce Center

Delaware State Hornets vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Notre Dame vs Delaware State battle Friday at Joyce Center as the Fighting Irish look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Fighting Irish sit at 3-0 (0-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hornets are currently 1-1 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Notre Dame is 0-1 OU, and Delaware State is 0-0 OU.

View Delaware State vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 310-rated Delaware State taking on the No. 36-rated Fighting Irish in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-67 win for the Fighting Irish on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hornets is ranked No. 340 in NCAA hoops at 25 per game. Contrast that with Notre Dame’s No. 148 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Notre Dame is the No. 97-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Delaware State rates No. 199 at 5.5 per game.

Defensively, Delaware State features the nation's No. 198-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 185 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Delaware State, they were a 70-52 loser as they battled Georgia Tech on the road. The Hornets endured a 70-52 loss at the hands of the Yellow Jackets on Monday, despite a 14-point effort from Tahj Tate at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Notre Dame was a 74-41 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sam Houston State. Notre Dame cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Sam Houston State out of the gym and running up a 74-41 score at Joyce Center.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Sam Houston State are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Hornets at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Notre Dame is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
Delaware State at Wagner, Saturday, November 26
Notre Dame at Missouri, Monday, November 21