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Notre Dame favored by 5.5 against South Florida on Tuesday

South Florida BullsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Jan 10, 7:00 PM | Joyce Center

South Florida Bulls vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds


The visiting Bulls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Joyce Center against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

This season, the Fighting Irish are 10-6 overall and 2-8 ATS ATS, while the Bulls are 9-7 and 6-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Notre Dame boasts a 3-7 on the OU, and South Florida is 5-8.

View South Florida vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Notre Dame sat as 5.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Irish sit at No. 107 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls sit at No. 108 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Fighting Irish will win this game 70-68.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulls is ranked No. 232 in NCAA hoops at 33.8 per game. Contrast that with Notre Dame’s No. 191 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Notre Dame is the No. 152-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while South Florida rates No. 247 at 5.4 per game.

Defensively, South Florida features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 55 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, South Florida was a 74-57 winner on the road against Villanova. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. South Florida earned a 74-57 victory over Villanova on Thursday, getting 20 points from Jawanza Poland at Villanova Pavilion.

Notre Dame was a 67-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Louisville. They covered the 12–point spread as underdogs. The Fighting Irish grabbed a 67-65 win over the Cardinals on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jack Cooley at KFC Yum! Center.

South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Seton Hall are 1-8
After playing Villanova are 1-5
After a win are 4-6

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Connecticut are 8-2
After playing Louisville are 6-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulls at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Florida's last 6 games on the road
South Florida is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
South Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 8 games when playing South Florida
Notre Dame is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
South Florida home to Seton Hall, Friday, January 13
Notre Dame home to Connecticut, Saturday, January 14