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Jan 7, 4:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Louisville Cardinals Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Notre Dame when they take on the Cardinals on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Cardinals bring a 13-2 record (6-5-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-6 Fighting Irish, who are 1-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisville go 3-8-1 so far and the Fighting Irish go 2-7.

View Notre Dame vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cardinals in this one, they're listed as 12.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals sit at No. 30 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Fighting Irish sit at No. 153 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 80-73.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisville's No. 110 nationally ranked offense (72.1 points per game) against a Fighting Irish defense that sits as the No. 133 at 65.1 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 43.1% from the field, less than the Fighting Irish have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 220-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 158 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 71-55 loser as they battled Cincinnati on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. The Fighting Irish got 17 points from Jerian Grant, but it was Cincinnati that prevailed in a 71-55 final on Wednesday at Fifth Third Arena.

In their last action, Louisville was a 73-58 winner on the road against St. John's. They covered the 8–point spread as favorites. Louisville got 17 points from Russ Smith en route to a 73-58 victory over St. John's on Tuesday at Carnesecca Arena.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing South Florida are 6-2
After playing Cincinnati are 4-4
After a loss are 7-3

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Providence are 6-2
After playing St. John's are 4-5
After a win are 9-1

A few Fighting Irish at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 5 games on the road
Notre Dame is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Notre Dame is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 5 games when playing Notre Dame
Louisville is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Louisville is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Louisville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Notre Dame

Next up:
Notre Dame home to South Florida, Tuesday, January 10
Louisville at Providence, Tuesday, January 10