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Miami Hurricanes vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview

Notre Dame Fighting IrishMiami Hurricanes
14-12February 19, 2014, 09:00 | BankUnited Center12-13

A key college battle sees the visiting Notre Dame Fighting Irish travelling to Miami Wednesday to take on the Hurricanes.

This season, the Hurricanes are 12-13 overall and 9-11 ATS, while the Fighting Irish are 14-12 and 9-14-1 ATS. As for the totals, Miami boasts a 5-15 on the OU, and Notre Dame is 15-9.

View Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Miami Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 234 and the Fighting Irish sitting at No. 212.

Notre Dame won its last outing, a 73-69 result against Boston College on February 16. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Notre Dame got 17 points from Pat Connaughton en route to a 73-69 victory over Boston College on Sunday at Conte Forum.

Miami was a 52-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Hurricanes endured a 52-45 loss at the hands of the Hokies on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Garrius Adams at Cassell Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 252-ranked offense, averaging 61.04 PPG, against a Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 143 at 70.23 PPG. The Hurricanes field goal percentage has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Fighting Irish marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.84% per game.

Next up:
Notre Dame at Virginia, Saturday, February 22nd
Miami at Boston College, Saturday, February 22nd