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Notre Dame Struggling Against The Best

Notre Dame will need to start performing better against top flight opponents if they expect to last long in the NCAA Tournament, as the Fighting Irish are just 1-4 SU and ATS in their past five against teams with a winning record. Notre Dame will start their March Madness when they face the 23-12 Michigan Wolverines Friday.

Shark Bites
  • Michigan is 3-0 SU in their past three games against Notre Dame.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in Notre Dames past eight games.
  • Michigan is 2-6 ATS in their past eight following an ATS win.

The Irish ended their season going just 3-4 SU in their final seven games as their offense scored less than 65 points on five occasions. You can’t point any fingers at Zach Auguste with the senior notching five double-doubles in Notre Dame’s past seven, including a ridiculous 19 points and 22 rebounds in an overtime win over Duke.

Michigan limped through the difficult Big Ten this year with a mediocre 10-8 conference within the conference despite their defense holding opponents to just 67.5 points per game. The Wolverines starting lineup stepped up in a big way in their play-in game against Tulsa, as four of their five starters scored 12-plus points.

Michigan Wolverines vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 21-11 and 14-15-1 ATS Notre Dame Fighting Irish will face the 23-12 Michigan Wolverines, who own a 17-17 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 15-15 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Michigan Wolverines are 18-13-3.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at No. 213 and the Michigan Wolverines at No. 162 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Notre Dame's No. 147-rated squad against Michigan's No. 246-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Notre Dame rates No. 110 in the country with 7.34 per game, while their foes tonight, the Michigan Wolverines rank No. 17 nationally with 9.49 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michigan got 16 points from Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman en route to a 67-62 victory over Tulsa on Wednesday at Dayton Arena.

Notre Dame was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by North Carolina and falling by a 78-47 score at Verizon Center.