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Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on Wildcats in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Villanova Wildcats will hit the floor running against the away Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Villanova Wildcats were listed as -5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Villanova Wildcats sit at 9-0 (5-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are currently 9-0 (4-0 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Villanova is 5-4 OU, and Notre Dame is 3-1 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Villanova Wildcats rated this week at No. 5 and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish sitting at No. 169.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Villanova's No. 52 nationally ranked offense (80.89 points per game) against a Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense that sits as the No. 44 at 63.67 PPG. The Villanova Wildcats have been averaging 50% from the field, more than the Fighting Irish have managed so far this season (47.63% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Fighting Irish got 21 points from Steve Vasturia as Notre Dame ran past IPFW 87-72 on Tuesday at Joyce Center.

Villanova got 26 points from Jalen Brunson en route to a 89-79 victory over La Salle on Tuesday at Palestra.

Betting Trends
  • Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Notre Dame is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Villanova
  • Villanova is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Villanova's last 24 games
  • Villanova is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Notre Dame

Next Betting Matchups

Notre Dame at Purdue, Saturday, December 17th
Villanova at Temple, Tuesday, December 13th