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Louisville Cardinals take on Fighting Irish in college basketball test

Louisville CardinalsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
March 11, 9:25 PM | Madison Square Garden

Louisville Cardinals vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds


Madison Square Garden will host Fighting Irish vs. Cardinals action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

This game is part of the Big East Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Madison Square Garden.

The Fighting Irish are 26-5 so far on the season, and 16-10 ATS vs. the number. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are 24-8 and 17-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Notre Dame go 13-11-2 and the Cardinals go 10-15 on the totals.

View Louisville vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Irish - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Notre Dame is rated No. 41 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisville is at No. 15. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-81 win for the Fighting Irish.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Notre Dame's No. 35 nationally ranked offense (76 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 70 at 64.1 PPG. The Fighting Irish have been averaging 46.7% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, Louisville features the nation's No. 216-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisville was an 81-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marquette. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Cardinals and Golden Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Marquette was handed an 81-56 defeat on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Notre Dame, they were an 89-51 winner as they battled Cincinnati. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Marquette are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Cardinals at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 5 games when playing Louisville